Eric Haworth Director,
Global Sales & Marketing
Impresa Aerospace, LLC
310-354-1200 Ext. 2409
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gardena, CA (June 1, 2014) Impresa Aerospace, a leading supplier to the commercial and military aerospace industries, has earned certification to stress relieve Titanium 6AL-4V in accordance with BAC5613 and is now included on Boeing’s D1-4426 Approved Process Sources document.
The recent build-out of a stand-alone Titanium Hot Brake Forming manufacturing cell in the company’s Gardena, CA facility allows Impresa Aerospace to meet the industry’s increasing demand for titanium parts and assemblies. Hot forming provides a number of advantages over other forming methods including: ultra-accurate forming, the production of complex shapes, higher surface profile tolerances, consistent thickness, resistance to cracking, high strength and lower cost.
Impresa’s Hot Brake Forming cell is anchored by an 8” Amada multi-axis hot press brake, and is supported by a staging furnace and in-house process for BAC-approved stress relief. “The Hot Brake Form cell is one element of our comprehensive cellular arrangement, and is part of a holistic processing solution which allows rapid throughput of a high piece count at a competitive cost structure,” remarks Dennis Fitzgerald, Vice President of Operations.
Impresa is one of only a few facilities in North America with titanium capabilities. The company’s Gardena, CA facility produces titanium parts for several commercial and military aerospace platforms including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A380. The company’s capabilities range from traditional sheet metal fabrication, including high-quality, low-cost precision 4 and 5-axis CNC machining, hydro-forming of large complex parts, extrusions, integrated assemblies and metal finishing. Impresa Aerospace facilities feature advanced quality systems which are approved and certified to meet or exceed aerospace standards — including ISO 9001:2008 AS9100 Rev C.
Impresa is a leading supplier to the aerospace industry, boasting major contracts with Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, Sikorsky, Lockheed Martin and Gulfstream. Notable commercial programs include the Boeing 787, 777, 747, 737; Airbus A330 and A340; and Gulfstream G650. Regarding defense-related programs, Boeing’s Apache Helicopter, C-17 and F-18; Sikorsky’s Black Hawk helicopter and the Lockheed Martin C130 are among the company’s most illustrious contracts.
The company operates two facilities — a 100,000 square foot Gardena, CA plant, along with the 40,000 square foot Wichita, KS plant. Together, the Impresa facilities employ approximately 350 machinists, engineers and support staff and will account for more than $60 million in annual sales.
Impresa, along with the company’s financial partner, Graycliff Partners, is poised for future growth and anticipates future acquisitions. Graycliff Partners is an independent investment firm with offices in New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For more information about Impresa Aerospace contact Eric Haworth.