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    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:

    Product Engineering

    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 Swaging

    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

    Mill-Turn Parts

    • 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
    • Swaging
    • Part Mark

    Inspection & Finishing

    • NDT – fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle
    • Paint
    • CMM and Surface Plate inspection techniques