The first successful helicopter flight occurred in 1939 by Russian-American aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Sikorsky’s helicopter design comprised of a main rotor and tail rotor. This design was the inspiration for all future helicopter designs and earned Sikorsky the title “the father of helicopters.”
As expected, the earliest helicopters were quite simple compared to those today. Early variations of the modern-day helicopter were equipped with skids instead of landing gear, open cockpits, and unaired fuselage sections. These helicopters were known to be very shaky and often unreliable. Now, helicopters are just as equipped as airplanes, with retractable landing gear and full instrumentation and navigation equipment.
Over the years, massive advancements in the design of the helicopter has resulted in major modifications in helicopter maintenance. Currently, the United States spends over $1 billion on helicopter maintenance each decade. Continue reading “How Helicopter Maintenance Has Changed Over the Years”
The aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry is growing fast and taking over the global market. The steady rise in technology enhancements and stringent airworthiness requirement fuels this increased need for MRO.
The Benefits of MRO
This thriving industry is incredibly important to ensure that an aircraft is performing at its best. These benefits include:
- Creating maximum passenger and crew safety
- Reducing operating costs by optimizing performance
- Reducing risks and mechanical failures from the aircraft
- Providing long-term savings
Continue reading “The Top MRO Companies That Work with UH-60 Helicopters”
At Cutting Dynamics, we regularly look for ways to improve and enhance our offerings so our clients can get the best that an aerospace company can provide. With this in mind, we recently purchased a hot form press from Beckwood Corporation.
Read on to discover more about our hot forming press’s capabilities, all we can provide for stainless steel hot forming, and more. Continue reading “Hot Forming Stainless Steel”
At Cutting Dynamics, we have been handling complex components for over 30 years, supplying aerospace companies with the fundamental products and services they need. We strive to always be a step above other companies and continually advance in our technology and services.
Our UH-60 Black Hawk Phase Maintenance Kits are one of our many products that contribute to keeping us a step above other companies in the MRO industry. These kits offer the only Sikorsky approved color coded BOM’s for your phase overhauls. Continue reading to learn more information about the MRO industry and all that our Black Hawk Maintenance Kits can provide. Continue reading “The Cutting Dynamics UH-60 Black Hawk Phase Maintenance Kits Can Increase Efficiency”
On October 24th, 2019 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) held its annual supplier symposium in Los Angeles, CA. This two-day event was attended by over 100 suppliers from 30 states. Representing Cutting Dynamics was Rocco DeAngelis the Plant Manager for our Pin Oak facility.
Since partnering with MHI in 2015, Cutting Dynamics has supplied thousands of components to MHI.
Cutting Dynamics, Inc. was awarded the 2018 Partner of the Year award. This award is given based on “exceptional quality” and “on-time delivery.” CDI scored 99.9% for quality and 100% for our “on-time delivery.”
Continue reading “Cutting Dynamics Is the Recipient of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ 2018 Partner of the Year Award”
Are you in the aerospace or aviation industries, or just love reading about them, and are looking for some new blogs to follow or publications to subscribe to? Check out this great list of 18 of the top aviation magazines, blogs, and aerospace trade publications that you should follow!
Continue reading “The Top 18 Aerospace and Aviation Industry Blogs and Publications You Need to Be Reading”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2018
Avon, OH: Cutting Dynamics, Inc. (CDI), a leading manufacturer of structural components for the aerospace industry, announces the issuance of their United States Patent No. 10,059,078 titled “Injection Molded Composite Blank and Guide”.
Continue reading “Cutting Dynamics, Inc. Obtains U.S. Patent for Overmolding Around a Continuous Fiber Composite Structural Blank”
At CDI, our Black Hawk UH-60 Phase Maintenance Kits offer a worthwhile solution to your scheduled phase overhauls. CDI has spent the past three years understanding the issues in the industry and in conjunction with the OEM, Sikorsky, has designed and developed a comprehensive solution that addresses those issues.
Continue reading “How Our UH-60 Black Hawk Phase Maintenance Kits Are Putting Us a Step Above Other Aircraft Part Suppliers”
In 2014, we partnered with Beckwood Press for the production of a fluid cell sheet hydroforming press. This press, known as the Triform 1648-5BD, is now situated in our hydroforming center and is a valuable asset that complements our other hydroforming equipment.
Continue reading “Interview with Gerard Choinka, Sales Engineer at Beckwood Press”
AVON, OHIO – Cutting Dynamics, a leading manufacturer of aircraft components, and subassemblies has purchased a Hot Form Titanium Press from Beckwood Press.
Scheduled to be installed at our facility in November 2018, this press will enable us to expand our capabilities into this market with quick turnaround on Hot Formed components and sub assemblies. These orders may include titanium aerospace parts used in jet engines and or firewalls.
Continue reading “Cutting Dynamics Adds Custom Hot Forming Titanium Press to Facility”