In aerospace and defense, measurements must be exact and tight tolerances must be met to ensure proper function during critical applications. Metal stamping allows you to create a diverse array of parts economically without sacrificing precision, such as connectors, clip parts, complex gearheads, or steel airframe components. Choosing the right supplier to fabricate parts and components for these industries can make the difference between operational success and catastrophic failure.

Aerospace and Defense

Industry Challenges

Manufacturers may find themselves faced with the following challenges when fabricating parts for aerospace and defense applications:

  • Tight tolerances
  • Minimization of risk
  • Short lead times
  • Full prototype to production capabilities

How Hudson Helps

Hudson Technologies is a leading U.S. manufacturer of deep draw metal enclosures and stampings. We provide metal stamping for the aerospace and defense industries, which rely on suppliers to produce designs with complex geometries that adhere to the strictest of industry standards. Our metal stamping capabilities allow us to fabricate strong, seamless parts with a long service life.

Applications

Metal stamped parts are widely used within the following applications:

  • Military aircraft housings and enclosures
  • Instrumentation
  • Oxygen generating systems
  • Relays, switches, and lighting systems

Metal stamping transforms sheet metal into three-dimensional shapes using specially designed equipment and dies. Most metal stamping processes provide economies of scale, becoming more cost-effective for larger production runs.

Hudson provides in-house design and tooling services, further reducing the cost for the customer. We strive to build relationships and achieve customer satisfaction through teamwork, continuous improvement, and compliance with our quality management system, industry standards, and customer requirements.

Types of Metals

We can work with a variety of metals, including:

  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • HY-MU 80 and other shielding alloys
  • Nickel
  • Cupro nickel

If you don’t see your preferred metal on this list, ask us about other options.

Benefits

Other benefits of working with Hudson include:

  • Custom design capabilities
  • More than 15,000 standard deep-drawn shapes and sizes within our catalog
  • Collaborative project management — our team works with clients every step of the way
  • Our manufacturing processes produce no hazardous waste
  • AS9100D certified; ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 13485:2003 compliant

Featured Solutions

Aerospace and Defense

At Hudson Technologies, we develop solutions that can meet the needs of our customers while respecting their budgets. Our featured solutions provide:

  • Deep drawn metal stamping
  • Short production times
  • Reduced costs
  • Less wasted materials
  • Versatile design capabilities
  • Flexible manufacturing processes

In addition to metal stamping, we offer a range of other primary and secondary services, enabling us to act as a single-source provider for many projects:

  • Anodizing
  • Countersinking
  • Deburring
  • Machining
  • Painting
  • Passivation
  • Plating
  • Powder coating
  • Silk screen services
  • Tapping

What’s Next ?

Hudson Technologies frequently invests in the latest technologies and solutions us to meet the stringent demands of our customers and the industries they serve. Our dedication to continuous improvement enables us to keep pace with the increasing and ever-changing fabrication demands of aerospace and defense applications. Recent purchases included a five axis cutting laser and eight robotic arms to improve productivity. Hudson’s most recent purchase is a Platarg Transfer Press, which is expected to further boost the company’s large-volume order production capabilities.

To find out more about our capabilities for the aerospace and defense industries, feel free to contact us for more information. You may also learn more about our capabilities by downloading our deep drawn stamping guide.

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