Plastics and Sub-Assembly Capabilities for Aerospace

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By Paul Michaels | Jun 19, 2013
Aerospace Plastics and Sub-Assemblies

As an AS9100C certified manufacturer, GMN Aerospace offers many products to the aerospace industry. Recently, GMN Plastics was added to the Boeing Qualified Processor List (QPL) for injection molding. This means that in addition to interior markings and placards, GMN Plastics and GMN Aerospace can offer injection molded solutions, plastic decorating, and value-added sub-assemblies to more customers.

A great example of a successful GMN Aerospace and GMN Plastics product in the aerospace industry is the power outlet sub-assembly that we produce for Astronics. GMN Plastics has been producing this part for a number of years. We make two versions of the sub assembly, each with a different cable, but for the most part the same design. The sub assembly features six parts that are molded at GMN Plastics, including the front bezel, which comes in various colors. The rest of the sub-assembly’s electrical hardware is purchased separately.

This part has been very successful for both GMN Aerospace and Astronics. Thanks to our injection molding capabilities we are able to offer a quick lead time. GMN Plastics stocks all molded parts and a number of finished assemblies. As orders come in all that has to be done before parts ship is adding the specified color bezel and testing.

Utilizing GMN Plastics injection molding and value added assembly capabilities streamlines the production process and reduces the lead time. With GMN Plastics AS9100C-certified, we are excited that we can continue to expand our capabilities at GMN Aerospace.