Among the variety of industries Cutting Dynamics can provide reliable solutions for is the defense sector. Our team is experienced and adept at working with representatives from the defense industry, crafting the vital components they need to maintain the highest standards in safety and functionality.

Cutting Dynamics’ defense capabilities include:

  • Aerospace component production
  • Composites
  • Kitting
  • Complex assemblies
  • Hydroforming
  • Thermoplastic composites

Allow us to examine some of the key features of these capabilities below.

Manufacturing of Aerospace Components

One of CDI’s core services is the manufacturing of components for the interiors of aircrafts. Most of these components are produced with aircraft grade aluminum, #4130 steel, stainless steel, titanium, and thermoplastic carbon fiber.

Associated services we offer for aerospace include:

  • Engineering
  • Forming
  • Blanking
  • Hydroforming
  • Heat treating
  • Assembly
  • Kitting
  • FEA
  • Packaging
  • Hot forming of titanium

Additionally, full traceability of our components is guaranteed, and Cutting Dynamics holds aircraft product liability insurance. For more details about our services, visit our manufacturing page.

Composites

Our capabilities for composites in the defense industry are wide ranging, as we can provide materials for defense aerospace applications, the interiors and structures of aircraft, and unmanned vehicles.

Key aspects of our composites include that they are:

  • High in strength and low in weight
  • Resistant to deterioration from water and chemicals
  • Environmentally-friendly, as their by-products produce lower VOCs, and they are recyclable and non-toxic
  • Versatile, with personalized solutions available for our clients

For further details, be sure to visit our composites page.

Kitting

Our kitting services are designed to reduce your standard cost, reduce or eliminate procurement administrative cost, and lower your inventory and maintain or improve readiness.

Currently, CDI can offer more than 150 recurring kits, with sizes ranging from 5 to 5,000 items. The majority of these kits are crafted for point-of-use delivery, and our current detail piece shipments average 455,498 per year.

We can accommodate kits of any size and we provide a standard work order to highlight for the customer where every sub-kit and bag is located. For further details on these services, feel free to visit our kitting page.

Hydroforming

CDI has established itself as a leading supplier of hydroformed parts and services for a variety of applications, including fixed wing, government, helicopter OEMs, and more. We have a large production capacity because of multiple onsite presses, making for a quicker response to the needs of our clients.

Our operations can deep draw sheet metal components from materials such as:

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel
  • Carbon steel

This allows us to provide our clients with options in deciding what will work best for their hydroforming needs. Additionally, we are also able to facilitate low volume production. For further information about our capabilities, be sure to check out our hydroforming page.

Thermoplastic Composites

Another key aspect of our services is our capabilities for thermoplastic composites. These components for clients often come in the form of:

  • Wing spars
  • Stringers
  • Seat backs
  • Seat pans
  • Arm rests
  • Table arms
  • Flooring
  • End bays
  • Table slides
  • Spanner bags
  • Center consoles

Materials often utilized for our thermoplastic composites include:

  • Carbon / PPS
  • Carbon / PEKK
  • Carbon / PEEK
  • Carbon / PEI
  • Glass / PPS
  • Glass / PEI
  • Glass / PEEK
  • Glass / PEKK

For more information about our capabilities in this area, feel free to visit our thermoplastic composites page.

Quality Assurance

Along with all of these services, we also are committed to maintaining our track record of superior quality assurance for our customers. CDI is both AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, and we maintain a comprehensive digital documentation and certification system for total traceability of each of our components.

For further details, visit our quality assurance page.

Contact Cutting Dynamics

If you’re ready to start utilizing our services in your essential defense operations, reach out to our team today. We’re ready to get to work.