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Aluminium vacuum brazing

In Australia, our niche aerospace manufacturing capability supports the manufacture of liquid-cooled components and enclosures for the global F-35 aircraft program.

Our core manufacturing process uses Aluminium Vacuum Brazing (AVB) technique, which is a process for fusing aluminium components to achieve:

  • high-strength products that can operate at higher pressures and deliver leak-tight joints that allow integral liquid flow and electromagnetic interference reduction
  • improved heat transfer and product stiffness (because micro channel fin stock can be included during the braze)
  • reduced weight, compared with traditionally manufactured components
  • lower component costs through reduced part counts and assembly labour
  • excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, compared with an adhesive-bonded or mechanically-attached assembly
  • improved product reliability
  • greater design choice, especially for high performance products.

Currently, we provide several defence primes with:

  • Cooled electronic/avionics enclosures including liquid-cooled chassis
  • Cold plates
  • Heat exchangers.

Between raw materials and fully completed components, our customers benefit from a complete, end-to-end solution in the brazing process: precision machining, heat treatment, conversion coating, painting, component assembly, proof-pressure testing and flow testing.

Aerospace manufacturing

Other specialist aerospace manufacturing capabilities we offer under our AS9100 Rev D approval:

  • Computer controlled automatic shot peening
  • Heat treatment, including for titanium
  • Component painting
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Extensive aerospace welding capability including high-strength super alloys and titanium components

Customers can also rely on us to inform the design and prototyping of components.

Talk to our sales team about partnering to develop a complete solution for your advanced manufacturing needs.

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