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TECT Starts Up High-Powered Machining Operation

July 29, 2008
New HMC for large Ti airframe components

TECT Aerospace in Wellington, KS, has begun operating an automated, horizontal machining cell for titanium airframe components. The new installation involves three, 800-m HMCs capable of high-powered, five-axis machining and process methodology, supplied by MAG Cincinnati.

MAG Cincinnati designs, builds, and integrates manufacturing systems for aerospace, heavy equipment, energy, and general machining operations. It shipped the first of three MEGA 5 machines to TECT Aerospace during the first quarter, and the next two will be delivered during the fourth quarter.

The order reportedly includes MAG Cincinnati’s "teamkey" machining process, fixturing, and programming. An affiliate, MAG Maintenance Technologies, is supplying tooling for the installation.

TECT Corp. (Turbine Engine Components Technologies) manufactures semi-finished and finished airframe structures, aircraft assemblies, solid and hollow fan blades, compressor blades and vanes, BLISKs, IBRs, impellers, diffusers, turbine airfoils, rotor shafts and hubs, disks, oversized and precision forgings, and other hardware. It has plants in Cleveland; Everett and Kent, WA; Newington, CT; Santa Fe Springs, CA; Thomasville, GA; Utica, NY, and Wellington and Wichita, KS.