Specialty Forging, Machining, Finishing and Assembly
for Aerospace and Medical Applications


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Recent Achievements:

FPD Company Transforms Its Aerospace Machining Department with the addition of a 52-pallet Makino Machining Complex — FPD installed a 52-pallet Makino Machining Complex (MMC) integrating three A81M high torque high HP 4-axis aerospace machining centers. Within one month of operation, FPD realized spindle up time in the high 90 percentile and first time part quality of over 99%. The system maximizes machine spindle utilization by scheduling machining operations based on customer due dates, raw material availability and cutting tool conditions. Operators preload fixtures mounted on pallets with raw material. The MMC stores the pallet and waits for the next available machining center. During the high-speed machining operation, many critical machining parameters, such as spindle and axis loads, tool life, tool breakage detection and coolant flow are monitored. The automated pallet system, combined with advanced controls built into the machining centers, allows FPD to perform complex machining operations with no human intervention.

The Makino Pallet System provides FPD the technological advantage to compete on a global scale. The system is ideally equipped to provide a stable machining process, requiring virtually zero setup time between jobs while performing at high spindle utilization rates. This system provides true “lights out” machining capability, positioning FPD as a premier aerospace machining company in a competitive global market.

This machining complex was installed in FPD’s recently completed 12,000 square foot addition which was designed to house two 52 pallet pool systems. The MMC is capable of integrating up to 5 machining centers. Additional machines will be added as required to meet customer demand.

FPD Equipment List

    Max. Diameter
Main Spindle
Max. Diameter
Main Spindle
7-axis CNC Mill Turn Lathe 1 Eurotech 710sll, 7 Axis
Sub-spindle With Milling
8" 15" / 9" 6"
    x-axis y-axis z-axis
1 Makino A61 Horizontal, 5-axis 28" 25" 28"
1 Kitamura 3xif Vertical, 5-axis 30" 18" 18"
    x-axis y-axis z-axis
CNC Milling
1 Makino A81m, MMC2, 52 Pallet Pool System
3 Makino A81m Horizontal, 4-axis 35" 31" 40"
  2 Makino A81M Horizontal, 4-axis 35" 31" 40"
  5 Makino A61 Horizontal, 4-axis 28" 25" 28"
  7 Mori Seiki SH-500 Horizontal, 4-axis 24" 24" 33"
  1 Okk HM80-S Horizontal, 4-axis 35" 31" 40"
  1 Mori Seiki SV500 Vertical, 4-axis 31" 17" 18"
  1 Mori Seiki MV40 Vertical, 4-axis 31" 16" 20"
  2 Okuma MC-4VAE Vertical, 4-axis 30" 16" 17"
  1 Mazak V10.0 Vertical, 4-axis 30" 20" 20"
  1 Mazak V7.5 Vertical, 4-axis 30" 16" 20"
    Max. Diameter
Main Spindle
CNC Turning 2 Mazak Quick Turn 20 N, 2 Axis 12" 24"  
  2 Mazak Quick Turn 8 7" 10"  
Forge Presses 1 2500 Ton Sack & Kisselback Hydraulic      
  1 500 Ton Erie Hydraulic      
  1 250 Ton Erie Mechanical      
Tool and Die 1 Charmilles Roboform 550 RAM EDM      
  1 Mikron VCP 600 Hard Mill Vertical Machining Center
  1 Mazak CNC Horizontal Machining Center H-400, 4-axis
  2 Mazak CNC Vertical Machining Center 3-axis
  1 Mazak CNC Lathe Quick Turn 20 N, 2 Axis
  1 Manual Lathe      
  2 Surface Grinders      
  1 Bridgeport Vertical Mill      
Heat Treat 3 GCA / Vacuum Industries - Vacuum Furnaces
  1 Lindberg Electric Box Furnace      
Finishing and
1 Yag Marking Laser      
1 High Energy Centrifugal Barrel Finishing Machine
  2 General Pneumatic Rivet Machines      
  2 Vibratory Deburr Machines      
  1 Goff Automatic Sand Blaster      
  2 Sand Blast Cabinets      
  3 Glass Bead Cabinets      
  3 Bader Belt Sanders      
  2 Manual Polishing Lathes      
  1 Goff Automatic Grit Blaster      
  1 Dapta Multi 4 Dot Peen Marking System
  1 Lectroetch Electrochemical Marking System
Engineering 7 Seats Of Pro-Engineering, CAD System
  3 Seats Of Pro-Manufacturing, CAM System
  2 Seats Of Solid Works, CAD System      
  2 Seats Of Vericut, Tool Path Verification
  3 Seats Of GageTalker, Automated SPC Data Collection System
  1 Seat Of Forge 3, FEA Forging Simulation Package
  5 Seats Of PC-DMIS, CMM      
Inspection 4 Brown And Sharp CMM, DCC      
  2 Optical Comparator 30”      
  1 Seat Of Gage Insight, Automated Gage Calibration System
  1 Mitutoyo Surface Roughness Tester      
  2 Zoller Venturion 600 Tool Setter/ Tool Inspection

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FPD Company 124 Hidden Valley Road McMurray, PA 15317, USA Phone: 724-941-5540