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Nex Tech Brochure



Nex-Tech Aerospace is a manufacturer of components, structures, assemblies and engineering services to the global aerospace industry.

Nex-Tech Aerospace is a manufacturer of components, structures, assemblies and engineering services to the global aerospace industry.



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  • 1. Wichita, Kansas St. Louis, MissouriMexicali, Mexico Dallas, Texas
  • 2. Nex-Tech Aerospace is a premier global manufacturer of machine partsand assemblies for the aerospace and defense industries. Through expansion anddiversification, we offer advanced capabilities to better serve our customers.We pride ourselves on supplying exceptional products: on-time andcompetitively priced.Nex-Tech as an industry leader is bolstered by the financial strength of our Private Equity Sponsor,Highland Capital Management, L.P.. Our mission is to be the most advanced aerospace and defensestructural solutions supplier through world-class people, technology and business systems.Tom Gibbons, Chief Executive OfficerNex-Tech Aerospace Precision metal manufacturing for the aerospace industry Blue chip customers with Nex-Tech Aerospace is a manufacturer of Highland Capital currently manages over well positioned platforms components, structures, assemblies and $32 billion in investments. It is this financial engineering services for fixed wing and strength that allows Nex-Tech to capitalize on rotary aircraft for the global aerospace large contracts within the aerospace industry. industry. Working with the latest high tech Nex-Tech’s manufacturing facilities are and exotic materials, Nex-Tech produces located in in Wichita, Kansas, St. Louis, flawless, complex machined systems and Missouri, and Mexicali, Mexico, Dallas, provides OEM and Tier 1 supply chain Texas, with corporate headquarters in Dallas, delivery. Texas. In addition to precision machining, Nex-Tech offers a complete range of metal Over 500,000 square feet has been dedicated to machining, assembly and finishing capabilities. processing across the enterprise. We employ Nex-Tech is privately sponsored by Highland over 400 talented and skilled team members, Capital Management, L.P., an industry including managers, engineers, inspectors, leader in investment strategy and management technicians and support personnel. operations. 3
  • 3. A global leader in aerospace manufacturingNex-Tech Aerospace is an instrumental while Nex-Tech extends its core competanciescontributor in the process of building the and best practices in manufacturing, supplyworld’s best aircraft. We are known for our chain and inventory operations to ourhigh standards of excellence and reputation customers, allowing them to focus onfor quality. Nex-Tech is purposely built to engineering, design, marketing and service ofbe a customer-centric organization. It is the their exceptional products.cornerstone of how we conduct business Nex-Tech Aerospace has the financialinternally, along with our business partners strength, advanced manufacturingand customers. technologies and depth of experience toOur processes are designed to provide be your manufacturing solutions provider.optimal flexibility to meet customer needs Nex-Tech integrates its own manufactured components with those of other suppliers in kits which are then distributed to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. • Multi-axis, high-speed machining to tolerances of .0002 • Full service processing and finishing capabilities • Complete assembly and kitting capabilities • An outsource provider of supply chain integration • Cost effective supply chain and program management • State-of-the-art engineering design technologies • Quality certification and improvement lean teams • Supplier website for supply chain management • ERP/MRP System 4
  • 4. Advanced manufacturing Customer-centric supplycapabilities chain managementNex-Tech Aerospace supplies the global aerospace The Nex-Tech team is committed to the effectiveindustry with high-precision, complex machined parts, management of orders, production planning, materialminor final assemblies and kits. acquisition, inventory, shipping and receiving. We pride 8 • Makino high-speed machining centers ourselves on compliance with both governmental and 48 • CNC 3-axis and 4-axis machining centers customer requirements while providing the finest 40 • CNC 5-axis CNC machining centers quality products, on time and within budget. 7 • CNC lathe turning centers 10 • Gear, spline and broach machine centers 1 • SNK, Dual Head, 6-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis profiler 2 • Cincinnati Milacron, 3-spindle, 132 ft., 5-axis gantry 1 • Cincinnati, 120 ft., 4-spindle, 5-axis gantry 1 • Cincinnati, 120 ft., 6-spindle, 5-axis gantry 5
  • 5. A diverse portfolio of complex componentsIn a highly competitive marketplace,Nex-Tech provides the aerospaceindustry with an innovative edge.We have a proven history of designing,manufacturing and assembling a diversityof quality parts. With the brightest people,a modernized infrastructure and a customer-centric business environment, Nex-Techwins contracts around the world. Engine Mount Structural Airframe Parts Machined titanium engine mount Examples of airframe structural machine for Gulfstream G550 aircraft. Produced parts for the 757 Boeing aircraft. on a 4-axis milling and horizontal boring equipment.Nex-Tech supplies complex machineparts and assemblies to OEM’s andprime contractors in the commer-cial, military and defense aerospace,and general industries. Flight Lock Mechanism Monolithic Door Frame Flight lock mechanism for Aluminum door frame machined on a aircraft emergency exit door. Mag 3 Makino 5-axis horizontal machine (finished at Nex-Tech Processing). Hard Metal Engine Mount Gear / Spline Work Titanium forging machined on All metals: broach/ shaper/ Hobb a Cincinnati Milacron 20Z120, capabilities. vertical 5-axis profiler; medium 6 complexity.
  • 6. A key strength in large component fabricationNex-Tech has differentiated itself from manyprecision engineering subcontractors byfocusing considerable resources on themanufacturing of large, complex structuralprecision components.We have invested heavily in advanced CNCmachine tool technologies with increasedmanufacturing capacity, along with greaterproduction flexibility and improved quality(accuracy, surface finish & integrity). FrameAluminum frame – machined on aMazak 815/120 5-axis verticle tilting spindle. Wing-Spar Aluminum wing spar machined on Cincinnati Milacron 30V 120 vertical 5-axis profiler bridge type machine. Handle Box Assembly Structural Airframe Forward Entry Door Sub-Assembly Kit Door Handle Assembly Structural Airframe 7
  • 7. Unsurpassed quality across all operationsAt the core of Nex-Tech’s capabilities is theContinuous Improvement Lean Team—highlyskilled specialists focused on improvingperformance by eliminating wasteful, highcost processes. The team has experience inall functional areas of manufacturing, fromproject facilitation to workplace organization.The Lean Team has a demonstrated trackrecord of containing costs and significantlyincreasing output.• A full time Continuous Improvement Lean Team responsible for: TM Quality System p Eliminating non-value added activities p Utilizing lean manufacturing practices p Providing 5S & Kaizen workshops p Conducting six sigma workshops Quality Endorsed• Total employee involvement in Quality improvement with consistent Company and measurable objectives Aerospace AS9100• A Certified Operator Program to assure all team members share in the ownership of manufacturing quality products• Annual facility certification reviews by its primary customers and third party AS9100, ISO9001, and Nadcap Auditors Quality Certifications Quality Certifications AS9100 AS9100• An AS9100 & ISO 9001 Lead Auditor on staff to perform annual Quality ISO 9001 ISO 9001 Management System audits of each division in accordance with AS9100 D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) p RABQSA QMS Lead Auditor No. Q082383 Mil-I-45208 (Lockheed) Mil-I-45208 (Lockheed) Nadcap (Processing Facility) Nadcap (Processing Facility) p RABQSA AIEA Lead Auditor No. A082383 • IRCA Provisional auditor as the General Manager of Nex-Tech Processing p IRCA Aerospace Provisional Auditor #1189404 p IRCA QMS 2000 Provisional Auditor #1189404 8
  • 8. Boeing 737 aircraftFED Beams, handle box,skins and 4 kit boxes.Value chain alignment & kitting operationsgenerate significant savings for customersNex-Tech designs, develops, configures, and integrates industry standards. Nex-Tech provides supply chaininnovative, cost-effective and proven kitting systems management from all sources into the kittingthat utilize best-of-breed methods. We offer innovative systems and delivers to OEMs and Tier 1 partners.packaging techniques that meet or exceed accepted Below is an example of the value chain workflow. Separate Single communications communication Component with each Nex-Tech interface OEM / Prime supplier Suppliers Aerospace Contractor Component A Supplier A • Manuufacturing “partner” • Design & engineering Component C • Supply chain consolidator • Final integration Nex-Tech’s Integrated Enterprise Supplier C • Supplier qualification Kit / Assembly Component E • Materials management programs are generating significant Supplier E • Logistics management Component F • Quality inspection / control savings across the entire aerospace Supplier F • Kitting & assembly supply chain. 9
  • 9. Examples of mechanical and elec-tromechanical assemblies requiringmachining, assembly and testing. Engineering the right results to optimize performance needs Nex-Tech assists in the design of Our value engineering is best products to reduce development and represented by three key elements: manufacturing life cycles. With a keen integrated mechanical component focus on key development challenges design, optimal manufacturing processes, and trends in aircraft and defense-related and component verification testing. systems, we provide best practice We consider engineering of the complete solutions to meet customer requirements. manufacturing life cycle imperative to Nex-Tech also maintains the state-of- maintaining the highest quality stan- the-art computer software technologies. dards and to reducing time-to-market. •  Highly skilled engineers and programmers committed to a culture  of best practices • CAD/CAM software including CATIA V5 R18, Unigraphics version NX5,  and NCL 9.503 •  State-of-the-art design technology including VERICUT, to test CNC machining  applications without using machine tools •  Liaise with customers’ design engineers to improve products and reduce weight  10
  • 10. • Single source provider for materials processing Having a processing facility provides Nex-Tech’s metal finishing facility has cost-effective solutions for turnkey received all major aerospace quality manufacturing from assembly to shipping. approvals and boasts some of the finest Our fully-automated processing lines help testing and inspection equipment and ensure repeatability and compliance with personnel in the metal finishing industry. customer specifications. METAL FINISHING CAPABILITIES • Aluminum processing Quality Certifications Quality Certifications • Anodizing AS9100 AS9100 • Titanium processing ISO 9001 ISO 9001 • Titanium Sol-gel coating D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) D6-82479 Addendum 1 (Boeing) • Chemical conversion coating Nadcap (Processing Facility) Nadcap (Processing Facility) • Shot peen • Non-destructive testing (NDT) • Prime & paint 11
  • 11. ERP/MRP creating “Best-in-Class” manufacturingNex-Tech deploys Infor SyteLine globally while maintaining extensive task tracking, and for invoicingunique requirements for each of its sites and user levels. and revenue analysis and recognition.The system offers extensive functionality across departmental Nex-Tech’s StyeLine ERP enables us to:and supply chain networks. – Collaborate with our supply networkNex-Tech runs lean with JIT style manufacturing by using build- – Deliver accurate quotes fastto-stock, build-to-order, assemble-to-order, configure-to-order – Shorten time-to-marketand engineering-to-order simultaneously across the floor. We – Reduce selling expenses and lower costsuse repetitive production schedules on high volume products, – Minimize returns and reworkissue jobs for more unique production requirements, use project – Measure performance against goalscontrol when projects span accounting periods or require and run with complete confidence. Nex-Tech deploys the Infor SyteLine system across the enterprise to automate business processes, collaborate seamlessly with supply networks and reduce costs and time-to-market. • Infor Syteline V6.01.10 Enterprise Planning System • Mature implementation­ installed in 2000 — •  hop floor scheduling and material requirement planning utilizes backward S infinite scheduling from customer due date •  chedule 80% of total requirements utilizing customer Min/Max methodology S •  apacity load planning based on standard hours scheduled back from C customer due dates 12
  • 12. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities Nex-Tech utilizes the most advanced CNC machining, inspection equipment and software in today’s competitive marketplace. 13
  • 13. Nex-Tech offers the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the industry.Facilities equipment list5–Axis High Speed CNC Mills 4–Axis High Speed CNC Mills CNC Lathes1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V170, Vertical a-axis Profiler Bridge 2 • Makino A88, Horizontal Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki HT30G, CNC Lathe1 • Mazak V1400, Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Makino A77, Horizontal Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki 5NE, CNC Lathe1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V144, Vertical 5-axis Profiler Bridge 3 • Makino A55, Horizontal Machining Center* 1 • Hitachi Seiki 25 S, CNC Lathe8 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V120, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 3 • Makino A51, Horizontal Machining Center 1 • Hitachi Seiki HT 20, CNC Lathe2 • Mazak 815/120 5X, Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Cincinnati, 6-spindle, 50 ft., 4-axis Gantry Mill 1 • Hitachi Seiki 23 S, CNC Lathe1 • Makino MAG 3, Makino Horizontal 5-axis *25 Pallet Cell Controller System 1 • Hitachi Seiki 23 J, CNC Lathe1 • Cincinnati Milacron (1-Tooling) 20V80, Vertical 5-axis 1 • Hwa Cheon Hi ECO, CNC Lathe1 • Haas VR11, Vertical 5-axis 3–Axis CNC Mills1 • Mazak V1400, Vertical Tilting Spindle 4 • Cincinnati Milacron Lancer 1250, Vertical Machining Splining Equipment1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V144, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 6 • Haas (1 ea in BluStrk) VF4, Vertical Machining 1 • Fellows CNC 10-4, Gear Shaper, Finishing with Mitutoyo Glass Feed Back Scales 1 • Cincinnati Milacron Lancer 2000, Vertical Machining 2 • Fellows 7A, Gear Shaper, Finishing1 • Nicolas Correa FP-30, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 1 • Hitachi Seiki VK65, VMC with Pallet Changer 1 • Fellows CNC 10-2, Gear Shaper, Finishing2 •  incinnati Milacron 40V120, Vertical Hydrotel Profiler C 1 • Mazak 510C, Vertical Machining Center 2 • Barber Coleman 6-10, Gear Hobber with Mitutoyo Glass Feed Back Scales 1 • Fadal 4020 HT, Vertical Machining Center 1 • Lapointe Hydraulic Broach 2L, “48” Stroke, 10 ton3 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V120, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 2 • Hitachi Seiki VK55, Vertical Machining Center2 • Mazak 815/120, 5X Vertical Tilting Spindle 1 • Excel 810, Vertical Machining Center Test and Inspection Equipment1 • Nicolas Correa FP-40, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 1 • Mori Seiki MV 45, Vertical Machining Center 1 •  tarrett, Coordinate Measuring Machine S2 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V80, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 1 • Hitachi Seiki VM40, Vertical Machining Center Resolution: +/- 0.00051 • VMC 6030, Tilt Rotary Table 2 • Mazak V655, Vertical Machining Center 1 •  rowne & Sharpe, Global Image, Coordinate B1 • Cincinnati Milacron 30V60, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 1 • Mazak SVC2000L, Vertical Machining Center Measuring Machine, Resolution: +/- 0.00032 • Cincinnati Milacron 20V50, Vertical 5-axis Profiler 1 • Kitamura Bridge Center 1 •  rowne & Sharpe 7105 MXCEL, Coordinate B1 • Hermle C800U, 5-axis w/12” Tilt Rotary Table 8 •  ertical Machining Center w/ Heidenhain V Measuring Machine Resolution: +/- 0.00021 • Mazak Variaxis, 5-axis Table on Table Glass Feed-back Scales 1 •  & S DEA Typhoon, Coordinate Measuring B2 • Cincinnati Milacron, 3-spindle, 132 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0005” 2 • Kuraki KV1600, Vertical Machining Center1 • Cincinnati, 4-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill 1 •  & S DEA Controls, Coordinate Measuring B 1 • Mazak V-12B, Vertical Machining Center1 • Cincinnati, 6-spindle, 120 ft., 5-axis Gantry Mill Machine Resolution: +/- 0.0005” 2 • Mori Seiki MV 65, Vertical Machining Center1 • SNK RB-150F, Bridge Type 5-axis Profiler 1 •  & S XCEL, Coordinate Measuring Machine B 2 • Mazak V-15, Vertical Machining Center1 • Cincinnati 20V, 5-axis, Bridge Mill 2 •  incinnati Milacron Lancer 1250, Vertical C Machining Center Engineering Nex-Tech Aerospace uses the latest versions of 2 • Hitachi Seiki VA 55 II, Vertical Machining Center CAD/CAM design software technology– CATIA V.5R19, 1 • Hitachi Seiki VK45, Vertical Machining Center UNIGRAPHICS V.NX6 and NCL. 1 • Hitachi Seiki VM40, Vertical Machining Center Along with the latest designing capabilities, Engineers use the latest software technology to perform realistic 3D simulation 1 • Haas VF9, Single Spindle Vertical Machining Center of the entire CNC machining process prior to releasing to the 1 • Cincinnati, Single Spindle Bridge Mill production shop, utilizing VERICUT, Machine Simulation, 14 OptiPath, Multi-Axis, and Auto-DIff.
  • 14. Nex-Tech Aerospace Sales Contacts Corporate Headquarters EAST COAST / SOUTH WEST SALES MANAGER Nex-Tech Aerospace Jim Ellis 13455 Noel Road, Suite 1300 22 Lafayette Avenue, Danvers, MA 01923 Dallas, TX 75240 Tel: 978.766.9857 Wichita Tel: 316.522.5426 ext. 1307 Manufacturing Facilities email: jim.ellis@nex-techaerospace.com Nex-Tech Aerospace 4201 S. 119th St. West MID-WEST / NORTH WEST SALES MANAGER Wichita, KS 67215 Tim Roussin 1252 S. Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 Nex-Tech Processing Tel: 314.369.1823 1702 S. Knight Street Fax: 314.535.6686 Wichita, KS 67213 email: tim.roussin@nex-techaerospace.com Nex-Tech Aerospace – Dallas Nex-Tech Aerospace Processing SALES MANAGER 210 S. Morocco Brian LaPlant Dallas, Texas 75211 1702 South Knight, Wichita KS 67213-1399 Tel: 918.606.2891Nex-Tech Aerospace – St. Louis Fax: 316.943.1028 1252 S. Vandeventer Avenue email: brian.laplant@nex-techaerospace.com St. Louis, Missouri 63110 Nex-Tech Aerospace CORPORATE Nex-Tech Aerospace – Mexico ChIEf BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Calle Saturno #2 Mexicali Industrial Park Glenn Steele Mexicali, B.C. Mexico 4201 S. 119th Street West, Wichita, KS 67215 Tel: 316.522.6561 Fax: 316.522.6432 email: glenn.steele@nex-techaerospace.com
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