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Aviation and Energy

From Precision Machining to Complete Machines

Whether you need tooling or equipment for your test rigs, lift devices, production line, spare parts, precision tooling for turbine overhaul or repair, or a turnkey automated system, Coldwater can deliver a solution that meets the stringent requirements of the aviation industry. Our engineers are experts in designing efficient manufacturing solutions that achieve the high accuracy and repeatability required by the aerospace and defense industries while making you more efficient, productive and cost-effective.  And, we are now in the process of becoming AS9100 certified by 2020 enabling us to provide solutions for every stage of development.

Engineering Innovation

If you’re looking for engineering innovation that can lead to production efficiencies, Coldwater Machine is your company. With over 50 years of developing effective solutions and long-standing relationships within the aerospace industry, we deliver effective results by leveraging our breadth of experience in machining, fabrication, and assembly when your parts need to be right.

ITAR and ISO 9001:2008 Certified

Experience

  • Dollies
  • Transport Trailers
  • Custom Hand Tools
  • Assembly Aids
  • Inspection Gauging
  • Ground Support Equipment
  • Machining of Special Alloys
  • Special Purpose Machine
  • Composite Mold Cleaning Station
  • Fan Case Grinding Machines
  • Assembly Tools
  • Automated Assembly Systems
  • Stator Bar Loader
  • Laminating Station
  • Blade Removal Machine
  • Machining Fixtures
  • Lifting Fixtures
  • Operator Controlled Assembly Systems

Aerospace & Energy Projects

Strict Tolerances Reduce Rework

One of our customers had been experiencing heavy re-work costs on a large machined component due to deep bore and bottom plate out-of-tolerances. Turning to Coldwater’s precision machining department for assistance, we assured them we could achieve higher accuracy.

Our ability to hold to stricter tolerances enabled us to deliver an improvement of about 10% over the previous method.  For the customer, this resulted in a savings of nearly 20% of the total costs they had been investing.

Manufacturing Large Rigs

This transport rig was manufactured by Coldwater Machine to support jet engines during transport to test rigs for performance testing. Depending upon the situation, Coldwater can work from a supplied design or engineer and manufacture a complete solution for precision applications.

Reducing Field Repair Time

Timely repair of turbines in the field is critical to reducing the impact of electricity outages. To reduce the repair time involved required to remove the rotor from the stator, Coldwater worked with a client to develop a suite of specialized, automated repair tools that was kitted and containerized. These kits eliminate the need for rotor removal, decreasing turbine downtime from weeks to days.

Capabilities

Systems Experience

  • Co2 Laser Welding
  • Fiber Laser Welding
  • Forming
  • Friction Welding
  • Fully Automated Manufacturing Lines
  • MIG Welding
  • New Assembly Lines
  • Piercing
  • Refurbish New Model Assembly Lines
  • Resistance Welding
  • Robotic Tube Forming & Cutting
  • Robotic Welding & Extruding
  • Vision Inspection

Capabilities

  • Support global CAD design
  • World-class Project Management
  • On-time Delivery
  • Delivering OEE
  • Installation Support
  • Excellent Training
  • Unmatched Service

Quality Assurance

  • ISO -9001/2015 Certified

Machining of Exotic Materials

  • Hastelloy®
  • Inconel®
  • Aluminum alloys
  • Other metals and composites