The aerospace industry relies on the innovation of parts and materials to improve safety in the air while reducing the cost of manufacturing parts and products. The integrity of every element in an aircraft must meet strict requirements. Detecting defects in these parts is critical. Visual inspections, while technically 'non-destructive', aren’t enough to meet the quality control needs of the aerospace industry. Aerospace non-destructive testing is a way of inspecting and evaluating products that are manufactured for the aerospace industry without affecting the end product. What is Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and How is it Used in Aerospace? Since safety is [...]
Non-destructive testing (NDT) used in the aerospace industry plays a critical safety role in the manufacturing process of flight-critical parts and components. Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) is one of these NDTs that allows the detection of defects in metal products. In this article, we discuss this inspection technique to better understand the important role it plays for aircraft manufacturers and how it fits into the manufacturing process. What Is Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection? Fluorescent penetrant inspection is a non-destructive testing process in which dye is applied to the surface of a material to examine for surface defects. Many metallic products are [...]
The celebration that took place at Avior Integrated Product at the Montreal facility on April 28th, marked Avior’s 1500th delivery of Bell Helicopter 407 Swashplate. The event marked the long-standing relationship between Bell and Avior and demonstrated the success of this unparalleled 407 helicopter model.
Avior has introduced its first collaborative robot or “Cobot” that is portable and can be easily moved to different production cells to perform repetitive specialized functions. The small robot is fully integrated into Avior’s ERP. The initial trials are being used for loading and unloading small 3 axis machined parts. The system is compatible with multiple machines and utilizes an optical scanner to identify parts as it loads parts into machines. This unique system provides maximum flexibility to accommodate multiple parts autonomously. The collaborative flexible cell will be introduced in other departments in 2020 and 2021.
Avior Integrated Products was honored last evening with an Industry Excellence Award at the Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa, hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. The Small Business Innovation Technology Award recognizes a business whose advanced or innovative technologies have contributed to making Canada a strong and rapidly growing innovation economy and continue making a positive impact within the industry and community. In accepting the award, Mr. Stephen Kearns, President and CEO, said “We are very grateful to the AIAC as it represents industry validation of our strategic commitment to continue investing in methods, equipment and people to [...]
Avior completed the installation of a second Matsuura 5-axis high-speed vertical machining center for production of large aluminum parts. The Matsuura MX-850 will produce parts with a working envelope of D 32” x H 26”. This new equipment is in line with the Company’s automation plan as it will be mated with a Kuka robot for automated parts loading in CY2021. The following are the basic specifications of this new machine: Model : Matsuura MX-850 Spindle : 20,000 RPM ATC Magazine : 90 tools Max Work Size: D 32” x H 26”