Nottingham has an extensive
CNC machining capability that includes three multi-axis mill-turn
machines and advanced machining centres to provide everything from
dynamic balancing to large-capacity grinding, horizontal and vertical
honing, turning and milling.
Components are produced for
landing gears, including pistons, axles and torque links as well as
airframe equipment including nacelle structures and engine mount assemblies.
company's aero-engine experience
includes impellers, casings, bearing housings and vortex reducers.
The facility's process, assembly and test activities include frequency
testing, hardness testing (Brinell and Rockwell), alochrom conversion,
fluorescent penetrant detection and freeze assembly (bushes and tubes).
Accuracy is checked on large capacity coordinate measuring machines
and as specialist suppliers of match-ground assemblies, APPH Nottingham
can manufacture to geometrical tolerances of less than 0.00001".
Current programmes include equipment for Airbus, BAe Systems Hawk,
Nimrod MRA4, and Rolls-Royce (Trent 500, 700 engines) and many others.