Machining technology has come a long way since the 1970’s. In order to meet the global demands of our industry, we must stay on the cutting edge of technology. CMI invests and partners with a core group of advanced technology solution suppliers to maintain industry leadership in the capabilities below.
Due to the complexity and critical nature of manufactured products within the aerospace and defense industry, there is no room for manufacturing error as the slightest miscalculation can have devastating consequences for the platform mission. As such, precise and tight tolerance machining techniques are required to ensure that each solution meets or exceeds stringent customer and program specifications.
With many decades of experience, CMI has grown into one of the leading providers of high-quality, high-complexity precision machining services for the aerospace and defense industry. Our experienced team leverages a world-class manufacturing operation to deliver products of any production quantity ranging from low-volume prototypes and development programs to high-volume production runs.
- 6 – 4-axis Horizontal Machine Centers
- 9 – 5-axis Machine Centers with Palletech
- 10 – 9-axis Mill Turn Centers with Gantry Robot Loader
- Turning: 30 CNC Lathes
- Milling: 35 CNC Mill Machine Centers
- Swiss Machining: 16 Swiss Lathes 7X
- Grinding (OD, ID & Centerless): 5 CNC Grinders and 9 Manual Grinders
- Honing: 2 CNC Sunnen Hones and 4 Manual Hones
- EDM: 3 Wire EDMs
- Metal Cutting: 4 CNC Saws
- Deburring: 3 Automated Centrifugal Tumblers along with 20 Deburr Stations
- Automated Inspection: 7 DCC CMMs, 5 Vision Systems
- 13 – Gear Grinders, Shapers, Hobs, Broaches
- 2 – 660mm Mitsubishi CNC shapers
- 2 – 500mm Lorenz Shapers
- 2 – 200mm Koepfer Hobs
- 1 – 400mm Mitsubishi GD30 Hob
- 5 – 48” x 10 ton Pioneer Broaches
- 1 – 500mm Kapp Niles Gear Grinder
In order to meet our customers’ most stringent quality standards, we rely on advanced, automated in-house quality assurance methods, while also adhering to a variety of industry standards to guarantee that each project requirement is met timely and accurately. We maintain a world-class AS9100 Quality Management System that complements a wide range of qualifications and approvals to consistently meet the specifications of each part.
Automated manufacturing presents a broad variety of benefits in nearly all applications. CMI has strategically invested in lean, innovative, 6S workstations throughout our production lines to drive consistency and reliability and enable our technical team to focus on the more complex and cognitive aspects of the manufacturing process. This is critical competitive advantage, giving us the agility to provide cost effective solutions for the most complex programs.
Each manufacturing cell, in an automated set-up, performs its own specific operation or series of operations. The complexity of the processes can vary widely based on design requirements, but ultimately, each workpiece can move through partial or complete steps of an automated system until finished.
- Robotic/Palletized Fixturing
- Poka-Yoke Methods
- 6S Cell Organization
- Lean Manufacturing
- High-Speed Machining
- 24/7 Operations
- Multi-Axis Machining
At CMI, we offer visibility and cooperative management with our end-to-end supply chain. Our customers gain a competitive advantage through our innovative and advanced approach to design, engineering, and mechanical and manufacturing processes. Our extensive experience in managing large work statements positions us as the ideal partner to help your organization implement turnkey solutions.
We have produced a wide range of parts from simple to complex including hog-outs, machined castings, sheet, metal-matched, and set-shaft.
Aerospace and Defense clients rely heavily on precision machining partners to provide parts and components that will operate safely and effectively at the best possible cost. Only advanced precision CNC machine tools are capable of bringing the innovative designs of the aerospace industry into reality. At CMI, we provide a range of fabrication services to meet any design specification. We invest in state-of-the-art technology and equipment to achieve the most difficult tolerances and designs in the industry. Our experienced team delivers products of any production quantity, from low volume prototypes to high volume production runs, always with the objective of providing the highest level of performance.
CNC machining and turning of aerospace specific materials is a must for customers who design and purchase parts at the leading edge of performance. CMI has developed extensive experience and deep expertise working with a variety of exotic alloys and unique materials by completing aerospace projects for high performance applications and maintaining an on-staff engineering team. You can trust the CMI team with unique applications that require expert handling of difficult to manufacture materials.
We are proficient and experienced in a wide range of special processes:
- Boride Coat
- Glass Bead
- Shot Peen
- Dry Lube
- Metal Spray
- Plasma Spray
- Magnetic Particle
- Pressure Test