The Importance of CNC Machining in the Aerospace Industry

On Thursday, Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright used a combination of hardwood ash, durable fabric and wire to fly the world’s first airplane.

Imagine what they could have accomplished if they’d known about Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining.

It’s been more than a century since the Wright brothers changed the course of history, and the aerospace industry has soared to new heights thanks in large part to CNC machining, which makes it possible to engineer complex parts with absolute precision.


When you’re doing business at 36,000 feet, you can’t settle for second-rate parts. After all, people’s lives are on the line. You need high-quality parts in order to ensure your products and the people who depend on them are safe.

Nothing delivers the level of precision or tight tolerance to quality over the life of a project like CNC machining, which can consistently machine tight tolerance, and complex parts to +/-.001.

It’s the quality delivered by state-of-the-art CNC machine shops committed to the AS9100C Quality Management System, which outline the best practices and high standards that companies in the aviation, space and defense industries need to meet to ensure they deliver the highest level of quality every day.


The pace of innovation in the aerospace industry has never moved more quickly, and it’s being driven by companies that leverage the power of CNC machining.

Working with a state-of-the-art precision CNC machine shop that has the ability to work with plastics, aluminum and steel, allows aerospace entrepreneurs and manufacturers to quickly and inexpensively create prototypes of products and parts made from a variety of materials.

The ability to test prototypes of materials and processes allows you to adapt, improve and ultimately develop parts and products that deliver maximum safety and efficiency.


In the ultra-competitive aerospace industry, speed matters and time is money. You can’t afford delays in the design process, prototyping, machining, quality assurance or shipping.

There are companies that serve as one-stop CNC machining shops, able to work with you from design, prototyping, machining, and shipping of high-quality parts and products. They combine state-of-the-art technology with experience, industry knowledge and unmatched customer service to meet your needs–whether quick turn prototypes, low-volume production or high-volume mass production.

These companies are able to help you achieve your goals because they take advantage of the latest CAD/CAM software to deliver the best possible design. They deploy three- to five-axis CNC machines and can run them around the clock. They have rigorous quality control processes in place (especially the AS9100C Quality Management System).

Work with a one-stop CNC machine shop

If you are ready to follow in the wingtip vortices of the Wright brothers, contact QT Manufacturing today. As experts in CNC machining, QT specializes in aerospace technology and provides quality tools for your companies needs.

Call QT at 972-221-0537 to get started