At Freeman we apply lean-manufacturing principles like cellular manufacturing to reduce waste such as travel time, which also increases throughput and efficiencies without sacrificing our high quality standards. Our capabilities include:
We utilize the most current release of CATIA software. CATIA forms the basis of our production planning process for DPD/MBD product production.
Solid Works is used for building models of the legacy products to check for “Fits-and-Clearances.” All the modeling software feeds into our Virtual Gibbs CAM and Part Marker CAM as well as our Calypso CMM programming systems.
Our DPD/MBD procedures are approved by Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems and by UTC Aerospace Systems, to name a few.
Rotary hot and cold swaging for tubes and rods up to 4.5-inch diameter and over 12 feet in length. Various swage angles are utilized depending on customer requirements.
Machined Parts & Assemblies
Our four-axis machine centers include:
- Five Mori Seiki horizontal mills with pallet changers
- One Okuma Crown vertical mill
Shafts & Torque Tubes
CNC lathes create turned parts up to 15 inches (381 mm) with lengths up to 80 inches (2100 mm):
- Fryer ET 30 Mill/Turn
- Cincinatti Falcon
- Hitachi Seiki 23II
- Hardinge CHNC
- 6-axis Mori Seiki Turn-Mill Center with bar feed
- Up to 2.5 inches in diameter (65 mm) with lengths greater than 10 inches
Precision Turned Parts
Swiss Star and Citizen Lathes — turned parts 1.312 inch diameter or smaller
Other Equipment includes:
- Dehoff Gundrill — 36-inch length x 1.75 diameter maximum
- Thread Rolling — up to 2-inch diameter x 4-inch length
- Gear Hobbing — 6-inch diameter x 10-inch length
- Broaching — 48-inch stroke
- Bearing and bushing installation (liquid nitrogen, press fit, heated, etc.)
- Bonding, riveting, and mechanical assembly
- Part Mark