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AEROSPACE & MILITARY

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  • Medical
  • Aerospace/Military
  • Pumps & Fluidics
  • Industrial OEM's
  • Customer Product Assembly
    Part Design Support

PPM has a significant and positive position with a number of leading aerospace and military OEM customers:

 

REPRESENTATIVE APPLICATIONS/PROJECTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

AEROSPACE

  • FLIGHT CONTROL WHEEL FOR A MAJOR BUSINESS AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER


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    CHALLENGE (S): DESIGNED AND BUILT MOLD FOR OVERMOLDING OVER A STEEL WELDMENT, INCLUDING HAND LOADED INSERTS, VALUE ADDED OPS INCLUDE HEAT STAKING OF INSERTS

  • EMERGENCY FLASHLIGHT FOR A CUSTOMER MAKING AIRCRAFT SAFETY PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

  • Emergency Flashlight
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    Emergency Flashlight
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    CHALLENGE(S): MOLD DESIGN INCLUDING FIT OF 6 CRITICAL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING 2 CAVITY UNSCREWING MOLD FOR THREADED END CAPS, PARTS MOLDED IN A SPECIAL ULTEM

  • CAMERA HOUSING FOR A CUSTOMER MAKING A JUMBO JET CABIN SECURITY VIDEO SYSTEM

  • Parker
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    CHALLENGE(S): DESIGNED AND BUILT MOLD FOR THIN WALL COMPONENTS, VERY TIGHT TOLERANCES, AND SNAP FIT TO COMPLETE HOUSING

  • TRANSMISSION SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR A MAJOR HELICOPTER MANUFACTURER, RESULTING FROM A SIGNIFICANT “METAL TO PLASTIC” CONVERSION PROJECT

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    CHALLENGE(S): CONVERTING DESIGNS FROM METAL TO PLASTIC, TIGHT TOLERANCES, COMPLEX GEOMETRIES, SIGNIFICANT POST MOLDING MACHINING, AND DIFFICULT TO MOLD MATERIAL, PEEK

MILITARY

PPM has provided leading military contractors with mission critical components and assemblies for many years. Creative and quality mold building, followed by precision injection molding using engineering resins, and completed by often challenging value added operations and final testing characterizes most of these programs. Some examples are shown below.

  • FLIGHT CRITICAL MISSILE COMPONENTS FOR A MAJOR AEROSPACE/MILITARY CONSORTIUM

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    CHALLENGE(S) INCLUDE VERY TIGHT TOLERANCE COMPONENTS(0.0005”), REQUIRING “NEAR NET SHAPE” MOLDING, WITH SIGNIFICANT POST MOLDING MACHINING, TIGHT SPEC PLATING, AND CHRYSTALINITY AND POROSITY TESTING

  • HOUSING AND LASER FOCUSING COMPONENTS FOR THE “NIGHT VISION” PORTION OF A TARGETING SYSTEM PRODUCED BY A MAJOR MANUFACTURER OF MILITARY AND AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

  • Night Vision
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    Night Vision
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    Night Vision
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    CHALLENGE(S) INCLUDE MOLDING A DIFFICULT TO MOLD MATERIAL TO A “NEAR NET SHAPE” AND BRINGING THE COMPONENTS TO SPECIFICATION, BY A COMBINATION OF CNC TURNING, MILLING, TIGHT TOLERANCE HOLE DRILLING, AND THE INSTALLATION (HEAT STAKING AND ULTRASONIC WELDING) OF MULTIPLE INSERTS

  • OTHER AEROSPACE COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES



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