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Developments in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Sometime back, the global economic downswing took a heavy toll on several industries, which was evident with the series of low revenues, layoffs, a general sense of uncertainty about the future and bankruptcies as well. However, the aerospace manufacturing industry seems to be doing well amidst all this throughout 2010 with high results. The Asia Pacific region marks a prominent market for the commercial aircrafts for the forthcoming two decades. The cost arbitrage experienced by the Asia Pacific countries and the government’s offset policies are compelling the western aerospace manufacturers to set up their foundations in Asia Pacific. The Asia Pacific region, China, Singapore, India, Japan and Australia offer immense opportunity for the aerospace manufacturing revenues to excel. Along with the automobile industry, the aerospace industry too is considered to be the world’s technological backbone. With the Obama Administration and Congress debate lately, it is estimated that aerospace manufacturing will be in a flourishing state in the days to come. Still leading global market player, the US aerospace industry forms an essential part of the country’s export and domestic economies. However, aerospace manufacturing regions round the globe are witnessing some challenges, in the form of increasing international competition, defense cuts and sometimes a developing economy with certain market limitations. Though the economical aspects affect the growth of the aerospace sector, yet it has not been able to hinder much. Global engineering services outsourcing companies dealing in aerospace manufacturing focus in extending their support and product base by providing aerospace precision-machined parts. These companies are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery for manufacturing of precision-machined aero structure components and aero engines, follow certain quality standards to offer the best quality, and advanced aerospace products. The machining technology that they follow includes the following:

3/4/5 axis machining centers

2/3 axis CNC turning and milling,3 axis vertical turret lathes

Assembly and other bench work activities

In addition to this, the inspection facility too comprise of the following aspects:

Fully equipped inspection center

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Leica microscope

Millipore testing for Dirt and chip level content (Clean room)

Other important inspection instruments / gauges

Today outsourced engineering services for aerospace manufacturing has increased over the past few years, where the companies have expanded to assembly process planning, manufacturing process planning, tooling design and development, reverse engineering, value engineering and value analysis, CNC program coding, assembly tooling and development. In addition to that, these companies have also extended their services to special processing areas and sheet metal manufacturing.

Developments in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry