The production facilities at our Gardena facility have been specifically constructed
for high volume machining of aerospace components. For example, our equipment consists
of three Shin Nippon Koki (SNK) 5-axis gantries, each with three spindles, mounted
on 12 foot wide beds. Other CNC mills and profilers, some designed and built by
Ducommun, were selected for their capability to machine large structures
and complex contours at production rates.
In keeping pace with the ever-changing world of engineering, Ducommun
uses state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment to ensure accuracy and completeness of design
for tools and components used on today's aircraft. We employ an NCL 502 based Silicon
Graphics "IRIS" work station for our programming requirements. This system uses
ANSI X 3.37-1977 based APT program language.
International Graphics Exchange Specifications (IGES) is the exchange medium. The
system is capable of up to 5-axis data. Further CAD.CAM capabilities include a Gerber
Autograph/HP computer and plotter equipment.