Special Processes

Special Processes

Precision Machining: Barnes Aerospace machines complex critical components for turbine engines and is a leading supplier for high-thrust, lightweight aircraft turbine engine components.  Barnes Aerospace is advancing engine manufacturing through its technical and manufacturing leadership in: 

  • Machining of space age alloys (titanium, inconel, cobalt)
  • Turbine, compressor and combustor expertise
  • Abrasive and electron discharge assemblies
  • Multi-axis milling and turning
  • Extensive grinding capability, including continuous dressing, rise and fall
  • Rotary, continuous dress and creep feed grinding
  • Non-conventional machining, including electrical discharge and laser cutting
  • 4- and 5-axis milling centers
  • 5-axis lathe and vertical turret lathes 

Complex Assemblies

We offer complete assembly, balancing and testing services.  In-house processes include:

  • CNC turing
  • Inside Diameter/Outside Diameter (ID/OD) centerless and surface grinding
  • Honing and lapping


Barnes Aerospace is a leading supplier for both small and large fabricated airframe and engine components for the aerospace industry, specializing in:

  • Hot and superplastic forming
  • Sutton Core Process - Advanced diffusion bonding structure
  • Diffusion bonding
  • Cold forming
  • Welding and brazing
  • Honeycomb brazing and grinding
  • Multi-axis machining
  • Laser and water jet cutting technologies

Overhaul and Repair

Barnes Aerospace MRO is a specialist in turbine engine component repair.  Our in-house capabilities include:

  • Electron beam welding and automatic TIG welding
  • High pressure water jet stripping
  • CNC milling, turning and grinding
  • Plasma and wire arc coating
  • Heat treat and thermal processing
  • Vacuum brazing
  • X-ray and non-destructive testing
  • Shot peening
  • Corrosion resistant painting
  • Advanced HF cleaning process
  • 5-axis laser machining