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5 Reasons Our AS9100 Machine Shop is an Ideal Aerospace Partner

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The heart of aerospace manufacturing is known as Aerospace Alley–an area of the United States that encompasses the southwest Massachusetts and northeast Connecticut region. From this hub, our AS9100 machine shop proudly machines complex parts that help put planes in the sky.

Peerless Precision has been a trusted aerospace machine shop in Aerospace Alley for four decades, and aerospace machining comprises over 50% of our work. Our Westfield, MA company plays a pivotal role in the larger supply chain, crafting vital components to join with larger assemblies from other shops in the area.

The Critical Role Peerless Precision Plays in Aerospace Alley

Nearly every plane or helicopter soaring through the clouds carries a piece that was manufactured in this region, with each aircraft boasting at least $200,000 worth of parts crafted in Aerospace Alley—including parts from our precision machine shop.

In our 40 years serving the aerospace industry, we’ve grown and evolved to meet the industry’s demands and continually exceed quality expectations.

Here are five ways we stand out among aerospace machine shops:

1. One-stop shop services

Peerless Precision is a one-stop shop for all your aerospace machining needs. From CNC milling and turning to lapping and honing, we perform all operations in-house, ensuring a seamless and controlled manufacturing process.

Thanks to our range of capabilities, we can control costs and consolidate vendors to provide the best service to our aerospace customers.

2. Rigorous certifications

Our AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications reflect our dedication to meeting the highest aerospace industry standards. We maintain these certifications via yearly surveillance audits and external audits every three years.

But that’s not all. Peerless Precision is also ITAR registered for our military and defense customers. Additionally, our compliance with Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) ensures the safeguarding of proprietary information, offering our aerospace partners peace of mind in an increasingly digital landscape.

3. Finishing services

Our attention to detail sets us apart, and you’ll see this attention to detail reflected in our finishing services.

Finishing services are just as important as machining, as these services can enhance surface properties such as adhesiveness, electrical conductivity, wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and frictional resistance.

We can perform grinding, honing, lapping, and more. These capabilities enable us to achieve tolerances that are unachievable with CNC machines, from +/- .0001” down into the millionths of an inch.

4. Low-volume specialization

Our specialization lies in low-volume, critical components. We found our niche early on and focused our resources on developing our low-volume and custom capabilities.

Compared to larger aerospace shops that can “do it all,” we work on more customized, niche parts with a level of precision you can’t find anywhere else in Aerospace Alley. Customers come to us not only because of what we do but what others can’t do.

The Peerless Difference: Why Aerospace Comes to Us

Peerless Precision is a proud member of Aerospace Alley. Our focus on low-volume, custom work and our one-stop-shop capabilities empower us to take on projects that our competitors can’t.

As we continue to grow, we will keep elevating our aerospace machining capabilities, contributing to the innovation that propels the aerospace industry into the future.

Request a quote to work with our peerless aerospace machine shop.

We Supply Parts To:

  • Curtis Wright
  • FLIR
  • Kaman
  • Curtis Wright
  • FLIR
  • Kaman