Manufacturing International Services (MAIS Industries LLC): Providing Intelligent Machining Services

Top 10 CNC Machining Service Companies - 2021

Whether it be a commercial endeavor, military project, or space expedition, all aircraft components must be up to the highest standard, from the minute interior detail to the aircraft’s engine. This high level of precision required within the aerospace sector has made computer numerical control (CNC) machining an integral part of the aerospace manufacturing process as CNC machining can attain tolerance levels up to 0.002 mm. In that regard, CNC machines, along with the sophisticated design and workflow software and state-of-the-art inspection processes, produce a wide range of end-use parts and high-quality tooling components for aerospace manufacturers today.

As the manufacturers are increasingly seeking out ways to enhance productivity and flexibility while cutting costs, cutting-edge technologies are making CNC machining more accessible, reliable, and agile. For instance, the 5-axis machines, which represent the pinnacle of milling ability, have become financially accessible to even small manufacturers today. Meanwhile, CNC machines are being developed to handle up to six to twelve axes at once. While it is ideal for high accuracy production of huge machine parts in the aerospace industry, 6-axis manufacturing equipment is also known to reduce the production time by 75 percent.

At the same time, CNC programming has become fully automated with the advent of computer integrated manufacturing systems (CIMS) technology. The principal difference between CIMS and computer-aided design (CAD) / computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) systems is that the process parameters required for programming are obtained directly from the computer-aided process planning (CAPP) database within the system. It doesn’t require any human intervention.

There is a surge in demand for machines-as-a-platform as well. As it facilitates the testing of machine calibration and product design in a digital setting, the chances of collision and machine damage are alleviated while carrying out intricate designs. The domain is also witnessing a widespread adoption of collaborative robots (cobots). Unlike industrial robots, cobots are programmed to work intuitively alongside human workers, and they can even be taught their intended operations with manual movements.

At this juncture, there is a variety of CNC machining service companies available in the market that cater to the different needs of aerospace and defense manufacturers. To help them choose the company that best fits their requirement, Aerospace and Defense Review has compiled a list of the top 10 CNC machining service companies. The enlisted companies are the frontrunners in the market that provide a wide span of features. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.

We present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s, “Top 10 CNC Machining Service Companies – 2021.”

    Top CNC Machining Service Companies

  • Acutec Precision Aerospace is a machining and subassembly supplier partner. the company is successful in addressing such complex machining requirements of the defense and aerospace industries. The company offers its manufacturing expertise and state-of-the-art facilities to achieve lower cost products, improve quality, and significantly increase client’s return on investment. The company invests in the latest technology and equipment, and proactively identifies issues associated with manufacturing and solve them. Over the years, Acutec has gained significant traction by onboarding customers looking toward introducing new products. In such cases, the company leverages its capabilities to develop a zero-defect planning strategy aimed at designing the component and assembly economically while ensuring high throughput

  • Janicki Industries is a privately owned, full-service engineering and manufacturing company with facilities in Washington and Utah, USA. Janicki specializes in manufacturing parts, prototypes and tools made of advanced composites and metals. Janicki is certified for fly-away composite parts. Janicki is fully capable of building your largest projects utilizing large-scale facilities, high-precision 5-Axis mills, autoclave and large annealing oven. We have deep experience in many composite systems including: syntactic putty; 160ºF machined putty; 250ºF carbon/fiberglass hybrid molds; 350ºF Carbon tools; and 350ºF Invar and Steel molds. This 100% in-house capability for the total tooling and parts solution enables a one-stop shop for customers

  • LUX Manufacturing is a Sunnyvale, CA-based family-owned machine shop offering precision machined parts. The company is a well-known name in the industry, specializing in 5-Axis CNC machining, CNC mill, and CNC lathe projects, high volume assembly, and mostly brazing assemblies. LUX Manufacturing offers both short-run prototypes and longer production runs. With a large selection of CNC and manual equipment, LUX Manufacturing is capable of manufacturing nearly any type of metal or plastic part. The company offers precision-machined parts to the aerospace, medical device, optics, sustainable energy, semiconductor, and consumer electronics industries

  • MAIS Industries specializes in providing a wide range of part processing services and cost-effective labor solutions to the aerospace industry. MAIS Industries offers milling, turning, mechanical abrasion finishing, anodized type II, anodized type III, Chemfilm, Assembly, Laser engraving, and Ink marking, and are in the process of adding powder coating and screw machining capabilities as well. Simple or complex, low or high volumes, MAIS Industries works from client designs and specifications to develop lines and hand labor processes that result in efficient, low-cost solutions

  • Leveraging more than 100 years of skilled craftsmanship, world-class production equipment, and the latest quality certifications, Production Screw Machine (PSMCo), a division of GMD Industries LLC, is strategically positioned to address the demanding quality and delivery standards expected from today’s aerospace component suppliers. PSMCo’s unique phased approach focuses on each phase of the manufacturing process, including design and development, prototyping, low-volume production, and in some cases, it can extend into high volume manufacturing. This focus leads to cost savings not only in the early stages of development but also through manufacturing efficiencies downstream

  • UCAL Systems is a leader in high volume, high precision, and tight tolerance manufacturing of metal components, including—but not limited to—power train systems, fuel systems, and ride control. With its unrivaled capability to machine an extensive variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, the company holds a proud legacy of supporting several top-tier automotive OEMs globally. The company can deliver close tolerance parts machined out of a wide range of materials such as specialty steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and other exotic alloys to aerospace OEMs that address their various manufacturing needs

  • Intrex Aerospace

    Intrex Aerospace

    The company CNC machines consist of milling centers (both horizontal & vertical), CNC single spindle turn/mill lathes (2-3 axis), CNC twin spindle turn/mills (up to 7 axis), CNC mill/turn w/ATC (5 axis simultaneous). Several machines have automatic load/unload robots, for higher volume work. Much of work is machining thin walled parts (couplers, flanges)

  • Midwest Precision

    Midwest Precision

    Founded in 1953, Midwest Precision (formerly Midwest Screw Products), specializes in close tolerance CNC machining of all types of Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, Aluminum, Steel and Brass in complex configurations. Midwest Precision specializes in close tolerance CNC machining of all types of Stainless Steels, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, Aluminum, Steel, Brass and Plastics in complex configurations

  • MultiSource Manufacturing

    MultiSource Manufacturing

    MultiSource provides engineering, project management, custom precision machining, plastic fabrication, and assembly with modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and advanced software

  • Protomatic Aerospace

    Protomatic Aerospace

    The company offer design support for your prototyping applications or manufacturing for your precision milling and multi-axis turning applications. Protomatic manufactures components and assemblies for a variety of industries, focusing mainly on medical and aerospace applications. Protomatic is a CNC precision machine shop specializing in CNC precision machining as well as prototype and short-run production