There are several factors that dictate the type of mold or tool that is best suited for producing complex injection molded plastic parts. Understanding the requirements for part design, material type, and product life cycles are essential to evaluating and selecting the optimal mold type.
As GMN Aerospace continues to pursue plastic opportunities within the aerospace sector, we have become increasingly more involved with the upfront support efforts for a variety of testing applications. Our latest effort has been in response to a frequent request we receive from our customers: to provide molded placards that support Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 25.853 and 25.856) flammability testing and requirements. Most common tests include heat release, smoke density, insulation flame propagation, and smoke toxicity.
Throughout the past 15 years, GMN Aerospace and GMN’s dedicated plastics facility in Beaverton, OR have worked together to support many different product lines for Garmin, a technology company that supplies GPS navigation and wearable technology to several industries, including aerospace.
The various steps and processes that go into developing a product require companies to outsource numerous parts and services from several outside suppliers. Working with multiple suppliers can be challenging and expensive, with inconsistencies in quality standards, lead times, and communication methods.
BEAVERTON, Oregon (April 4, 2014) – GMN Aerospace is pleased to announced that its plastics division’s quality management system and manufacturing facility has been approved by the Gulfstream Aerospace Company. The GMN Plastics division of GMN Aerospace will supply injection molded parts and assemblies for the Gulfstream Aerospace Company.
2013 was a great year for GMN Aerospace. We had some very exciting milestones and events. As we look ahead to the next year, let’s look back on everything that happened in the last year.
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.
Last week we discussed the parts we manufacture for Garmin Aerospace – in-mold decorated (IMD) overlay assemblies and over-molded adjustment knob assemblies. We produce various types of both parts, which can be found in the cockpit of smaller aircrafts. In this post we will discuss the process and benefits of both types of parts.