The aerospace and defence sectors are completely different market sectors for Pressmark. From the low-volume specialist vehicles in the defence sector to the tight tolerance products produced for the aerospace sector, our expertise and experience assist these unique markets. With vehicles in “theatre” requiring more and more sophisticated electronics to protect the vehicles and their occupants, weight is a key concern on these vehicles. Therefore, using our experience in specialist alloy materials often proves invaluable. Lightweighting and quality in the aerospace sector are also key, as fuel efficiency and safety are a focus for all airlines wanting to remain competitive and safe.

Aerospace Manufacturing Facility

Aerospace and Defence products

Utilising the honed skills within our business, we can add value to your business by saving time on designing the required product and designing it for manufacture. By understanding the needs of your business and our capabilities, we can ensure that you get great value for money with a product that is ‘fit for purpose’.

Although aeroplanes are built in much smaller volumes than some of our other end products, there are many components used in their 100’s on every plane. The materials and traceability are the main two differences with these products, and safety is always key.

Pressmark can produce a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), which is the first step in any reliability study. By reviewing the product to identify failure modes, and their causes and effects, we can record the failure modes and their effects on the rest of the system in a specific FMEA worksheet.

By utilising Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, Pressmark can reduce the need for costly prototypes, eliminate rework and delays, and save time and development costs. Our FEA software allows us to analyse our metal components by either linear or nonlinear stress analysis.