Sheets & Plates
Sheet metal and plate processing: handled with care
The sheet metal used to manufacture aircraft has to be handled and processed with absolute care. Our expertise at sheet and plate handling and processing is unrivalled in the aerospace and defense industry. We offer our clients the options of plates cut-to-size on a circular panel saw or block band saw, or cut to exact or near-net shapes using high-speed routers or waterjet machines. All orders are optimized to minimize scrap and remnants to save costs.
Our sheet and plate processing services and customer benefits
The range of state-of-the-art machinery available at thyssenkrupp Aerospace means can offer our clients complete flexibility in the way we process their sheet and plate orders. Plates with dimensions exceeding the capabilities of panel saws can be cut on block band saws.
Our laser inspection process ensures that your orders are cut to exact specifications. We also offer the option of PVC coating as well as bespoke inspection processes for surface-critical or fuselage skin sheets. Your orders will be packaged with complete care and delivered just-in-time.
Our sheet and plate processing services include:
simple sawing-to-size or exact or near-net shapes
nominal cutting length up to 6,3 meters (21 ft)
thickness of plates up to 250 mm (12 in), in exception up to 300 mm (12 in)
cutting straightness of max. ± 0.1mm/3m cutting length
angle accuracy of max. ± 0.1mm/1m side length
profile nesting and cutting optimization to reduce waste and save costs
aluminum, steel, and titanium capability
laser inspection and tolerance reporting
PVC coating when required
bespoke inspection processes for surface-critical or fuselage skin sheets.
full lot traceability