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Matched Die thermal forming process used for exotic metals


We offer the following services at our Parsons location:
  • Hot Forming
  • Superplastic forming
  • Hot joggle
  • Hot vacuum forming
  • Welding
  • Fabrication/assembly
  • Full CAD/CAM capability
  • Stretch forming
  • Hydroforming
  • Machining
  • Custom water jet cutting
Hot forming
  • Hot forming 200 ton double action press
  • Hot forming 150 ton post press - hydraulic (36" x 100" work envelope)
  • Titanium, Inconel and other exotics
  • On-site design and manufacture of tooling
Super plastic formed, welded exhaust nozzle
Superplastic forming
  • Superplastic Forming 100 Ton Press (34" x 54" Work Envelope).
  • Press Capable of Temperatures up to 2000 Degrees.
  • Commonly used for Weight Savings and High Temperature Structural Components
Hot Joggle
  • Hot Joggle of Medium to Large Aluminum Extrusions.
  • Hot Joggle of Titanium.
  • Press Tonnage up to 575 Tons.
Machining
  • Three and Four axis CNC machining
  • Specialize in titanium, stainless steel, inconel and aluminum.
Welding
  • 36" x 56" vacuum weld chamber
  • Spot welding
  • TIG, MIG, Sub arc capabilities
  • MIL-STD-2219 for Titanium, Inconel, and Stainless Steel
  • BAC 5975
Fabrication/Assembly

An excellent example of our fabrication and assembly capabilities is the MD-900 Explorer Firewall Assembly. This assembly is a superplastic formed, hot formed 6AL-4V titanium, riveted assembly. Comprised of 163 different parts, the firewall assembly is 36" long x 72" wide x 24" tall, and is certified through FAA to withstand temperatures to 2000 degrees F.

MD-900 Explorer Firewall Assembly
Kitting

One of the services we emphasize at this facility is kitting. We buy or build components that go into a complete assembly for the customer. Then we put them into a kit that goes straight to the Boeing assembly line and doesn't go through receiving. We have a 25,000 sq. ft. facility at this site specially set up for kitting services.

5 Axis Water Jet cutting

  • Tight, precision cutting - accuracy across work envelope of .005 - repeatability within .0015
  • Three & five axis, CNC programmable gantries
  • Cuts a variety of materials, including difficult inconel, stainless steel, composites, and ceramics up to 6" thick
  • Will accept most CAD files or use samples, drawings, Mylars or blueprints
  • Capable of omni-directional cutting
  • Ideal for final trimming of formed parts
  • Largest bed size of 6' x 12'
Titanium Chem-Milling and Processing
  • Aqueous alkaline degrease
  • Alkaline clean
  • Nitric fluoride etch
  • Phosphate fluoride coating (per BAC 5753, 5761, 5749 and 5861)
  • Maximum working area (net tank size) 2.5' wide x 11' length x 4.5' depth
Full CAD/CAM/CATIA/UG Capability
  • Unigraphics II with native CATIA and IGES translator
  • Cadkey with IGES
  • Compucor AS 3000
  • Files utilized include native CATIA, IGES, Unigraphics, DXF, DWG, and CDL
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