The February 2018 issue of CNC West focused on aerospace and defense manufacturing. As a leading west-coast aerospace manufacturer, the issue featured an article on Harley & Son. CNC West recognized Harley & Son’s investment in new technology.
Given its recent investments, Harley & Son can better serve its customers. Its turning centers have live tools and two spindles. Parts that would have taken up to five operations can be machined complete in one operation. A single setup increases quality. Also, lead time is reduced with fewer steps.
Furthermore, 5-axis machines improve machining of milled parts. These machines can complete parts in fewer operations. They reduce need for custom fixtures. All this adds up to short lead times and high quality. The 5-axis machines can apply to parts with features on many sides as well as more complex surface contours.
Additionally, the article covered Harley & Son’s focus on quality. Key is the AS9100 quality system. New inspection equipment supports more precise parts.
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