Gordon Fraser, Chief Executive and Executive Chairman
Over the past decade, the wild blue yonder has proven quite favourable to aerospace forging and the aerospace industry in general. Not to mention, aerospace components must guarantee personnel safety and facilitate the optimal performance of high-precision instruments and machines. Consequently, precision is of prime importance in the machining and fabrication of aerospace and aircraft parts, which demands the highest levels of functionality under high-pressure and high-altitude situations. Innovative forging and heat treatment methods with strengthened material technology and computer modelling techniques are critical components for the prosperity of the latest forging processes used in the aerospace forging sector. Progressive forging, heat-treating and process design methods are being cultivated to further ameliorate the state of the art of manufacturing aerospace forgings. More effective processes, equipment and computer modelling tools are building on each other to expeditiously advance the manner in which aerospace forging methods are designed and implemented, resulting in reduced development times, more effective metal utilization, and decreased component costs. Therefore, finding the right aerospace manufacturing company to partner with will make a significant difference in overall expenses and performance. Enter Mettis Aerospace.
Established in 1938, Mettis Aerospace is a comprehensive designer and manufacturer of forged, machined and assembled components for aerospace, defense and different sectors. The company has vertically integrated centres of competence that join forces and breakthrough to render excellence—the reason why Mettis Aerospace could give its customers the edge on the current and next-generation programmes. Alongside, Mettis Aerospace is also renowned for quality, in particular, and work to some of the most demanding and exacting standards in the world. “As a company, we have AS9100 accreditation, NADCAP approval as well as extensive customer approvals. And our vision is not only to be the best at what we do but to continually set new standards in the industry by investing and innovating,” asserts Gordon Fraser, CEO of Mettis Aerospace.
The components fabricated by the company are also widely used by several commercial aerospace customers, including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Rolls-Royce, GE Aviation, Safran, Honeywell, and many others.
Our vision is not only to be the best at what we do but to continually set new standards in the industry by investing and innovating
In a bid to provide clients with better offerings, the team of experts at Mettis Aerospace produces an extensive range of commercial aerospace components that includes landing gear, wheel and brake, airframe components, aero engine, and emergency power systems. As a pioneer of precision forged and machined components in titanium, aluminium, steel alloys and a range of specialist materials, the company delivers integrated solutions from design and engineering to finishing and testing, which makes things more convenient for the customers while offering total value, responsive delivery and quality. In addition to this, Mettis Aerospace is also continually investing and innovating to bring forward the benefits of the latest technologies and processes.
Going the extra mile, Mettis Aerospace performs all operations through robust management systems and rigorous planning in order to deliver at the rates that are well afforded by customers. The excellent team of Mettis Aerospace likes to work as partners with both customers and suppliers to develop the very best solutions, deliver them on time, to cost and to exacting standards. Considering the research and development aspect, the company is remarkably investing in research and development as well as listening to the customers and working with them to develop new solutions for existing or upcoming challenges. For instance, Mettis Aerospace recently introduced a water-jet cutting facility that increases the speed at which some components can move between the forging and machining stages. Another recent investment is a robotic, contour-welding facility that enables the team to accommodate certain last-minute design changes to dies, thus reducing customers’ development costs and ramping up the delivery process.
While enjoying the immense response from customers around the world, the company is marching ahead and forging the future today with its dedicated NPI facility. For the days ahead, Mettis Aerospace already has over thirty new products in the pipeline and designing solutions both in response to fresh customer challenges and in anticipation of what the market will need.