WestWind has the ability to custom design, reverse engineer and build-to-print components at either minimal quantities or mass production high rate quantities.

Sheet Metal Fabrication
Our precision laser cutting capabilities allow rapid reproduction of programmed contours and acute angles in a wide variety of materials of varying thicknesses and at very high speeds. We have the ability to cut a variety of materials including 0.0625" mild steel, 0.25" stainless steel, and 0.200" aluminum.

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Precision Machining
WestWind’s complete CNC machining with full 4-axis machining capabilities is capable of high speed tool-to-tool change-out with the accuracy needed to stay within tight tolerance requirements. The vertical machining centers perform up to 12,000 RPM, with table travels from 20" to 64" in x-direction, 16" to 32" in y-direction, and 20" to 30" in z-direction. The machine has accuracy positioning of ±0.0003" with repeatability of ± 0.0002". The tool change capacity is up to 30 separate tool holders. WestWind has five CNC machines from both HAAS and MAZAK that are capable of handling parts up to 100” long and 24” thick.

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WestWind also has certified welding capabilities for steel and aluminum structures (i.e., AWS D1.1 and AWS D1.2, respectively) for a variety of practical materials and thicknesses that include MIG, TIG, gas, and electric arc methods.

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Mechanical Assembly

  • Custom or Build-to-Print Assembly
  • Progressive assembly utilizing Lean principles
  • Installation of a full range of aviation approved fasteners
  • Part marking per MIL-STD-130
  • EMI Bonding
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WestWind’s metal fabrication and assembly equipment includes:

SURFCAM® programming software
GibbsCAM® programming software
SolidWorks® software
AutoCad® software
VF-1 40 taper 20 HP 16 x 20 x 20
VF-6 40 taper 30HP 64 x 32 x 30 4th axis capable
VF-6 50 taper 30 HP 64 x 32 x 30 4th axis capable
Haas ST30Y series CNC Lathe, live tooling, Y axis capable
Mazak 510c 25hp 41.38 x 20.08 x 20.08 4th axis capable
Mazak 510cII 25HP 41.38 x 20.08 x 20.08 4th axis capable
Amanda 80 ton Brake
Strippit brake
Strippit laser
2 Bead Blast Cabinets
Various size disk/belt sanders
Table Saw
Various Size/Speed Drill Presses
Spindle Sanders
Bench Grinders
60K Hydraulic Press
Hand-held A & C Squeeze Riveters
16 gauge Metal Notch
Pneumatic Rivet/Dimple Tools (9” to 36” throat)

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