Aerospace Machining, Contouring and Laser Welding Solutions
Aerospace Components Manufacturer
Located in Shelbyville, Kentucky some of the most respected names in aviation rely on voestalpine RFC Aerospace. We manufacturer lightweight, structural Aerospace components that meet exact standards for performance and safety.
voestalpine RFC Aerospace brings the kind of value to the supply chain no other provider can offer. Our extensive roll line capabilities consistently meets high-capacity and high-quality demands. Producing aerospace structural components in a true one-part flow means an optimum manufacturing process. We promise and deliver state-of-the-art aerospace profiles the aviation industry can count on.
voestalpine RFC Aerospace has over 60 years’ experience working in partnership with leading aircraft manufacturers. Our in-house specialized services allow us to work collaboratively with our airline partners. We create the exact profile needed to meet each application’s requirements. We aren’t just a roll former. We have adjacent process technologies including aerospace laser welding of titanium and aerospace parts machining.
Aerospace Titanium Welding and Laser Welding
Did you know that we weld more than 10,000 feet of titanium components every week? And – on long parts such as seat track and lengths ranging from 5 to 33 feet. Learn more about our laser welding of titanium process technologies and laser welding in general below.
Aerospace Parts Precision Machining Solutions
We offer custom aerospace machining. From raw materials to formed and contoured parts, precision machining for short and long parts made of soft or hard metals, completed components ready to install on aircraft.
Over the course of a 45-year relationship with Boeing, voestalpine RFC Aerospace has delivered parts that are high-quality and on-schedule. We support the 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 programs. We are also a Boeing certified welding and Boeing approved raw material supplier.
Long-term relationships within the business jet community are also a part of our legacy at RFC. With over 35 years of experience in this market segment, we take pride in delivering complex and finished parts to our customers.
voestalpine RFC Aerospace has a long history supporting military efforts. We are a high-value partner offering a lean supply chain and a flexible schedule. We take raw materials through finished components at low risk, including military parts machining.
RFC is a top preferred supplier of leading-edge abrasion strips and tail rotors. We can produce these profiles in stainless steel, aluminum or nickel-chromium-based superalloys.
Unmatched Services Supporting Aviation Since 1949
voestalpine RFC Aerospace isn’t just a customized roll former. We offer adjacent technologies and process technologies such as 5 axis contouring and aerospace precision machining and more.
- Variable gauge forming – taper and roll reduce
- Solution heat treatment
- Precision holes
- Precision sheet metal
- 5 axis custom and precision machining
- 3 and 5 axis contouring
- Hot and cold joggle
- Stretch forming
- Thermal processing
- Artificial aging
- Titanium welding
- Laser welding
- Custom roll forming
Completed Aerospace Components and Products
- Titanium Seat Track
- Titanium Floor Supports
- Leading Edges
- Engine Rings
- Machined Extrusions
- Variable Height Profiles
- C-Channels, Zees and In-Line Contoured Profiles
- Short & Long Parts – Machined and/or Formed from Bar & Extrusions
Aerospace Material Expertise
- Ti 6-4 and Ti 15-3-3-3
- Aluminum 2024, 7055, 7075
- Stainless Steel
Quality Certifications and Compliance
As an established leader in customized roll forming, RFC maintains exacting standards for part development and production. This commitment to excellence is represented in the many quality certifications we’ve achieved. Some even from leading companies in the aerospace industry.
- AS9100 Rev D
- ISO 9001: 2015
- BAC 5975- Fusion Welding-Titanium
- BAC 5439- Ultrasonic Inspection of Welds
- BAC 5686- Laser Beam Welding of Titanium
- BAC 5602- Heat Treat of Aluminum Alloys
- BAC 5423- Dye Penetrant Inspection
- BSS 7044- Radiologic Inspection – Digital Radioscopic
- Mechanical Testing
- BAC 5946 Temper Inspection of Non-Ferrous Alloys
- BAC 5650 Hardness Testing
- Boeing Delegated Source Inspection
- Boeing D6-51991 DPD/MBD Approved
- NADCAP Accreditation for Heat Treating
- NADCAP Accreditation for Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
- NADCAP Accreditation for Welding
- Spirit Delegated Source Inspection
- ROHS, WEEE Environmental Compliance