Centra

Machining

High-Speed Aluminum Machining - Level One


Aluminum Machining Core Competencies

At Centra, our investments in the most advanced high-speed machining technology, expertise and methods have advanced us as a global leader of structural aerospace components.

  • High speed machining of complex, high precision structures from Aluminum alloys of up to 12 feet (3.6 M)
  • 3, 4 and 5-Axis capability for Monolithic Structures.
  • 33,000 rpm spindle speed; 150 hp and 3,300 ipm federates.

Hard Metals Machining - Level One


Hard Metal Machining Core Competencies
  • 3, 4, and 5 axis tight tolerance machining up to 80 inches (2 M)
  • Turning up to 18 inches (46 cm) diametre and 63 inches (1.6 M) in length
  • Typical materials: Hardened 300M & Alloy Steel, Nickel based alloys, Stainless Steel and Titanium

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Engineering

Centra Engineering Support

Centra's Engineering Group has three distinct competencies: Planning and Programming, Collaboration Resource, Research and Development.

Planning and Programming
  • Core strength is to plan and program highly complex components.
  • In-house full 5-axis CNC programming and all supporting tool design/build.
Collaboration Resource
  • Adding value as a highly-skilled collaboration resource.
  • Early program involvement for design-for-manufacturability and collaboration at program maturity for cost-reduction opportunities.
Research and Development

Optimizing high-speed machining capability for aluminum and hard/difficult to machine metals through the application of cutting-edge technology, tools and methods.

  • CAD/CAM Platforms
  • CATIA v5
  • Unigraphics
  • Vericut

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Assembly

Metallic Assembly - Level Two


Metallic Assembly Competencies
  • Typical assemblies include multiple machined details, bearings, bushings, sheet metal components and miscellaneous hardware.
  • Takt driven, moving lines assembly systems.
  • Monolithic and complex multi-component assemblies.
  • Adaptability to a wide range of components and production rates.
  • Assembly mechanic ownership for product quality.

Structural Assembly - "Sub-Structures" - Level Three


Structural Assembly Core Competencies
  • Large floor based jig assembly.
  • Adaptability to a wide range of components and production rates.
  • Precise part-to-part fit requirements.
  • Assembly mechanic ownership for product quality.

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