Ace Precision utilizes modern CNC controlled lasers with up to 8-axis of simultaneous motions. Integrated software manages gas flows, power levels, feed rates, rotation, part movement and machine articulation. Capabilities include cutting, hole drilling and welding, while holding close tolerances on turbine engine components made from nickel and cobalt alloys, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Real-time process parameter monitoring and data acquisition capabilities ensure that the process remains tightly controlled. Part surface mapping allows control over surface irregularities and profile variation in order to maintain a precise focus position during drilling and cutting. Our suite of lasers are programmed with the latest software to get the most efficient cut path and material utilization. The software takes geometry from the engineering CAD model and creates the cutting path for the machines in both 2D and 3D. All of Ace Precision’s laser processes are accredited by Nadcap and source approved by OEM customers.
Ace Precision is committed to staying on top of the latest technology. Cutting-edge fiber laser technology is incorporated into our laser processes to improve accuracy, throughput, quality, and process stability. Fiber laser technology allows Ace Precision to produce parts faster and more efficiently with improved cut quality over alternative laser sources. The beam quality of our fiber lasers produces a superior cut edge which reduces the need for post processing, and the reduced heat input of the process contributes to a reduction in typical recast layer thickness when compared to CO2 or YAG laser processing.
We operate multiple CO2 lasers ranging from 1,700 to 3,500 watts, capable of cutting, trimming, welding, and hole drilling in a working envelope up to 96″ x 72″ x 36″. The CO2 lasers are equipped with rotary tables and programmed in 6- to 8-axis of simultaneous motion.
Our YAG lasers, ranging from 20 to 50 KW, are capable of drilling effusion-cooled holes in very dense patterns at shallow angles, holding hole diameter tolerances of less than .002. Methods of achieving these effusion-cooled holes are: percussion drilling, trepan drilling, and drilling on the fly. Drilling can be performed after thermal barrier coating has been applied. The working envelope of these YAG lasers is 80″ x 40″ x 40″, and each laser is equipped with dual rotary tables that allow for improved set up times and machine utilization efficiency.
Ace Precision is equipped with airflow benches to inspect the effective flow area on turbine engine combustors and other hot section components, which is a requirement in today’s laser drilling process. Special tooling and fixturing is designed and manufactured in-house to ensure accurate and consistent flow data on all parts. Flow testing capability up to 1,000 CFM @ 25″ H2O is possible.
Ace Precision’s EDM machines are programmed with the latest CAM software to get the most efficient cut path and machine parameter optimization. Our software takes geometry from the engineering CAD model and creates the cutting path for the machines in both 2D and 2D + taper. All of Ace Precision’s EDM processes are accredited by Nadcap and source approved by OEM customers. Our three wire EDM machines are capable of submerged cutting in 4-axis, with a maximum in a working envelope of 19.5″ x 13.5″ x 11.5″. Submerged cutting provides for a much more stable, consistent process than nonsubmerged alternatives.
Ace Precision is truly your one-stop source for your manufacturing and remanufacturing needs. Using state of the art equipment, our staff combines discipline and creativity to deliver powerful results. Almost nothing is outsourced! Because Ace Precision capabilities encompass all areas of metal forming, fabrication and testing, we maintain process control from start to finish.