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Machining Satellite Components

Because satellites must function without fail for very long periods of time and under extreme conditions, each of their components must be machined with extreme precision, exactly as specified. Each satellite is uniquely designed to operate at its own position and frequency, and each component must fulfill its function with unwavering precision, whether it's a waveguide or a deployment and positioning mechanism (DAPM). For this reason it's important for a qualified shop to have access to the most sophisticated machine tools on the market. It is also critical that the most stringent quality controls are in place when parts are machined.

5-Axis Machining
5 Axis Machines are the most advanced CNC (computer numeric controlled) milling machines. These machines perform multiple machining tasks with a single setup. With conventional machining techniques, complex parts require multiple setups on multiple machines. This requires setup, part transfer, and inspection for each step and consumes valuable resources as incomplete parts are moved and stored around the floor. When done correctly, 5-Axis Machining eliminates multiple setups, part transfers and part handling. It eliminates the human errors associated with multiple setups. It eliminates the out–of–tolerance error accumulation of multiple setups. It eliminates multiple inspections. All of this results in the precision needed for satellite machining, along with lower cost per part and the ability to maintain parts conformity throughout the part run and in future runs.

AS 9100 Quality
Manufacturing a product as sophisticated as a satellite requires special attention during the production processes. That's why choosing a shop with AS9100 certification is of utmost importance. AS9100 certification is proof that a shop's production processes are tightly controlled, which is essential for demonstrating that operations have been correctly performed. This is especially important when conducting special processes that don't lend themselves to after-the-fact inspection techniques. In addition AS9100 provides the essentials of an effective component traceability program, requires that all manufacturing and testing equipment be calibrated and that their calibration history be carefully documented, and requires ongoing internal quality management audits by qualified personnel.

At Alloy Metal Products our decades of precision machining expertise set us apart.

We operate and thrive in a marketplace where manufacture and delivery of complex parts must satisfy the bottom line and ensure quality and precision. As supplier relationships shift and business moves overseas in search of reduced labor costs, we dedicate ourselves to remaining competitive. Our years of experience with the world's best machining equipment give us the unmatched expertise that allows us to execute the trickiest machine tasks reliably, repeatably and cost-effectively.