Special Processes Facility
The Special Processes Facility comprises of the following four departments:
- Heat treatment
- Surface treatment
- Abrasive blasting & NDT
The heat treatment department caters for both steel and aluminium treatments. Surface treatment includes a vast range of processes, conversion and electrochemical treatments for parts up to 6m in size.
The shot blasting area of the Special Processes Facility can perform tasks from glass bead peening to CNC shot peening. Denel Aerostructures NDT capability ranges from performing dye penetrant to magnetic particle and radio graphic testing.
The Special Processes Facility manpower team comprises 60 people. All personnel are trained and specialists in their respected fields. Additional training is provided during industrialisation of new products.
Refurbished and upgraded Phase 1 of the surface treatment area in order to manage larger parts through these facilities.
Qualified facility for the processing of Airbus A400M Top Shells (Chromic Anodising).
Surface Treatment Capability
Metallic Manufacturing - Aluminium, Steel and Other
|Aluminium ||Qty || Length (mm) || Width (mm) || Depth (mm)|
|Tartaric Sulphuric ||1||8000||1000||3000|
|Chrome Anodizing ||1||10000||750||2000|
|Chrome Anodizing ||1||5300||700||2000|
|Sulphuric Anodizing ||1||6000||800||2000|
|Pickling Processing ||1||8000||1000||3000|
|Chromate Conversion |
|Chemical Milling ||1||450||800||600|
|Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium || Qty || Length (mm) || Width (mm) || Depth (mm) |
|Passivation Stainless Steel||1||1200||440||800|
|Passivation Stainless Steel||1||600||600||600|
|Mechanical Processes || Qty || Length (mm) || Width (mm) || Depth (mm) |
Aluminium Heat Treatment
This semi–automated aluminium solution treatment furnace has the ability to manage large panel parts. The furnace has dedicated cooling water support and has an operating temperature range of 500° to 550°C (Max = 600°C).
|Furnace 41||Furnace 17|
|Range 0-550°C ||Range 0-400°C|
|Maximum 550°C ||Maximum 400°C|
|Part Size 5.35m x 2m height x 1.1m width ||Part Size 4.6m x 1.65m height x 1m width|
Facility capable of the following testing:
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Die Penetrant Eddy Current
- X-Ray - Real Time
- Ultrasonic Testing
Heat Treatment Capability
Metallic Manufacturing – Aluminium, Steel and Other.
|Aluminium|| Qty || X-Axis (mm) || Y-Axis (mm) || Z-Axis (mm) |
|Furnace ageing/stress |
|Paint Shop Booths || Booth 1 || Booth 2 || Booth 3 |
|Drying Tunnel||Spray Curtains (Qty 4)|
Ovens (Qty 3)