Most composite fabrication companies require outside vendors to become qualified to either their own qualifications or those of their upper-tier customers.  These qualifications can be very specific and are therefore quite numerous.  MachineTek has achieved qualifications and quality approvals from most Tier 1 and 2 U.S. aerospace companies.  Annual audits conducted by these companies ensures MachineTek maintains the highest level of process and documentation procedures associated with these qualifications.

The following table reflects the current list of customer qualifications and approvals.  We’re always willing to add to this list, so if you don’t see a required item let’s work together to achieve whatever qualifications may be necessary to support your project.

Entity Certification Description
The Boeing Company BAC5317 Machining non-metallic core
The Boeing Company HBPS-07-004-01 Machining core
The Boeing Company Digital Process Definition (DPD)
The Boeing Company DPS-1.960 Core splicing
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) QA-111, RPS 17.20, RPS 17.23, RPS 24.16, PRS 24.17, RPS 24.04 Machining, forming, slotting core to “Form B”
Ducommun Aerostructures Machining and potting core
GKM Composites Machining core/td>
Bell Helicopters Bell 4339 – MK1 & MK2 Machining core
General Electric / Middle River Aircraft Systems Machining, forming, bonding, potting, edge splicing
General Electric / Middle River Aircraft Systems Machining, forming, bonding, potting, edge splicing
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) Machining core
AVCORP Composites Machining core
Benecor Machining titanium core
Composites Horizons Machining, heat forming core
CTL Machining, heat forming core
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Machining, potting, heat forming core
Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems ACS-PRS-5053 Machining core/td>
Spirit Aerosystems SPS-103183 Core trimming