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  • Landes has become a member of the NAG, the Dutch association of suppliers to the aerospace industry

    The NAG is the trade association for national and international organisations established in the Netherlands and active ...
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  • Landes in Chamber of Commerce publication ‘Trendjournaal’

    ‘Production-automation in medium sized enterprises’ https://youtu.be/YwDd-vcnZ-E...
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  • Landes wins large contract for manufacturing of Airbus A350-doorsystems

    (press release December 2014) “Landes wins large contract for manufacturing of Airbus A350-doorsystems” Landes High ...
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  • Landes invests in two fully automated Production Cells

    Landes invests in two fully automated Production Cells consisting of a 5-axis Hermle machining centre and a 3-axis DMG m...
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  • Landes continues the contracts for the supply of Airbus A350 components for a period of 3 years!

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  • Landes invests in a Nakamura-Tome WT150II multi-tasking turning machine

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  • Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert visits Landes

    (press release Februari 2015) “Defence Minister Mrs. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Lower House Member Henk Nijboer vi...
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  • Precision Fair 2018 – Veldhoven

    “The meeting point for international Precision Technology” Visit Landes High End Machining, booth number 20...
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Aerospace and defence

Probably no other sector places such high demands on machining as the aerospace and defence industry. It has its own separate quality standard: AS 9100, which is even stricter and more extensive than the ISO and AQAP specifications.

AS 9100

Of course Landes has AS 9100 certification. Aerospace and defence manufacturers value three key aspects of the service we provide:

  1. We have considerable experience in machining aluminium and titanium, two light metals used widely in the aerospace and defence industry.
  2. We are able to machine very complex shapes within extremely tight tolerances.
  3. We have linked our ERP and Product Data Management systems, enabling us to guarantee 100% traceability.

Machining aluminium and titanium

The most frequently used metals in the aerospace and defence industry are aluminium and titanium. They both have their own challenges when it comes to machining.

Titanium is a difficult to work material and also a poor conductor of heat, which means additional measures need to be adopted to dissipate the heat during machining. Landes has considerable experience in machining titanium.

Aluminium is relatively soft and easy to machine, but this also means it is important to monitor the stability of the components carefully during the machining process.

All the materials we use are approved for the aerospace and defence industry. They are sourced with certification from recognised suppliers.

See also: CNC milling aluminium , titanium, quality assurance

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