The marine sector has been a primary supporting factor of broader globalization for centuries. Today, roughly 90% of international trade goods move on an ocean vessel at some point in the supply chain. In the U.S., goods and materials also frequently move on the Great Lakes and other waterways. Other marine industry stakeholders include the travel and hospitality industry, recreational sailors and boaters, and many others. Given the prevalence of marine equipment and the critical role it plays in global economic health, shipbuilders and marine equipment manufacturers require specialized manufacturing capabilities to ensure the longevity of the vessels and machinery they construct.
At Aluminum Die Casting Co., Inc. (ADC), we employ our advanced computer numerical control (CNC) machining technology to produce precision components that can handle the challenging conditions of marine applications. We can fabricate your marine parts and products to strict marine industry standards with quick turnaround times.
CNC Milling and Turning Benefits in the Marine Industry
CNC machining offers numerous benefits to the marine sector. Precision machining, CNC turning, and CNC milling can manufacturer parts used in building ships and boats that perform optimally in even the most challenging marine environments. Using CNC turning centers, marine manufacturers can conduct numerous machining operations on a single machine—often simultaneously—to improve the efficiency of production, such as drilling, hard turning, threading, and more.
Some examples of parts machined for the marine industry include:
- Connecting shafts
- Engine components
- Flanges and valves
- Power units
- Transmission units
Parts and components for use in vessels and marine equipment must feature exceptional corrosion resistance and tolerate constant exposure to relatively harsh operating conditions. Aluminum alloys are often selected for marine applications due to their low weight and ability to resist exposure to corrosive agents.
As a custom manufacturer of precision castings and billet products, ADC offers a full range of metal fabrication capabilities that allow us to provide turnkey manufacturing services to our customers in the marine sector. We work with a variety of aluminum and zinc materials and specialize in prototypes or low-to-medium volume production runs up to 100,000 units.
Our machining capabilities for the marine sector include:
- 3D modeling
- Computerized tool design
- Coordinate measuring machines
- CNC milling
- CNC turning
- Mechanical assembly
- Powder coating
- Precision die casting
- Silk screens
As an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer, our manufacturing processes follow stringent internal quality assurance practices. ADC is also ITAR-registered, allowing us to support many naval applications with corrosion-resistant marine parts. We have implemented Lean manufacturing methods into our production lines to reduce waste and save money for our customers.
To see how our CNC machining capabilities can support your marine project, please contact us today.