LAI International | A Manufacturing Capabilities Overview

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LAI International | Strategic Supplier of Precision Components and Critical Subassemblies for Top OEMs

LAI International is a leading contract manufacturer of precision-engineered finished parts, components and subassemblies for aerospace, power generation, defense, medical, electronics and other advanced technology industries.

Our technology, engineering and manufacturing solutions are used to build components for airframes, aircraft engines, power generators, defense systems, medical devices and other mission-critical applications.

LAI has developed innovative applications of advanced machining processes, including waterjet cutting and drilling, laser cutting, drilling, welding and heat-treating, EDM drilling, CNC EDM, high-speed EDM, conventional CNC machining, five-axis CNC machining and precision grinding.

We also provide gage calibration, tooling production, air-flow inspection and additional manufacturing services.

With five U.S. production operations, LAI has provided superior manufacturing solutions and comprehensive component overhaul and repair services for the world's leading OEMs. Since 1961,

LAI’s manufacturing solutions
and services have earned a reputation for excellence throughout the world.

LAI's core manufacturing capabilities are comprised of several complementary advanced machining processes.

LAI incorporates the advanced technologies in integrated manufacturing cells across all of its nationwide facilities with more than 180,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

LAI can provide complete supply chain management for its customers, from acquiring and processing raw materials into finished components to manufacturing make-complete subassemblies.

LAI offers value-added services such as inventory control, project management, physical inventory services, final inspection and customized shipping.

Other in-house manufacturing service include assembly, kitting and specialized packaging.

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  • In our years of experience, we have learned some common themes and business problems in markets where complex engineered parts are built through the supply chain. Whether your market be Government, Aerospace, Heavy Industry, or Power/Energy, we are sure you are seeing pressures to exceed expectations, get products to market faster, gain speed to volume advantages, are looking for continuous improvements to take costs out of product in the middle or end of their lifecycle. These common themes, we have gathered and applied to our vertically integrated approach of Design, Build, and Ship. We have implemented these processes utilizing Six Sigma and Lean principles…in order to meet and exceed your continual quality improvements. This approach ensures your complex parts are designed through a vertically integrated approach to your engineer team, and it meets your manfucaturability requirements.
  • At LAI International, we understand that your company has its own special Complex engineered part requirements and demands. We also know that one size does not fit all when provide Build, Design, Test, and ship vertically integrated infrastructures to support your business operations. That's why LAI offers the processes, technologies, and engineering expertise to build a solution that meets your specific product lifecycle needs.
  • LAI International | A Manufacturing Capabilities Overview

    1. 1. L A I INTERNATIONAL A Manufacturing Capabilities Overview The Precision Manufacturing Experts. LAI Customer Service Team: 800-840-1126 | info@LAIco.com LAIco.com
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview of company </li></ul><ul><li>Focus industries </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Quick view: </li></ul><ul><li>Custom fabrication o f precision components and subassemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Five U.S. manufacturing facilities, all IS0 9001:2008 | AS9100 certified </li></ul><ul><li>NADCAP certified for special processing </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 manufacturing workstations </li></ul><ul><li>180,300 square feet of manufacturing space </li></ul><ul><li>Additional details: </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate headquarters located in Scottsdale, Ariz. </li></ul><ul><li>230 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Named Inc. 5,000 Fastest-Growing Company, 2007-10 </li></ul>LAI International The Precision Manufacturing Experts.
    4. 4. <ul><li>Westminster, MD </li></ul><ul><li>40,000 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>55 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Laser cutting of tubes </li></ul><ul><li>Waterjet cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Laser cloth slitting </li></ul><ul><li>Laser heat-treating </li></ul><ul><li>Panel assembly </li></ul>A broad geographic footprint, with five facilities in four states Facilities <ul><li>Phoenix, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>13,600 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>20 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Five-axis waterjet machining </li></ul><ul><li>Waterjet hole-drilling </li></ul><ul><li>Panel assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis, MN </li></ul><ul><li>26,000 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>45 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Waterjet shaped hole-drilling </li></ul><ul><li>F-22 and F-35 screen panels </li></ul><ul><li>Waterjet R&D center </li></ul><ul><li>Scarborough, ME </li></ul><ul><li>75,000 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>125 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical Discharge Machining </li></ul><ul><li>Five-axis laser cutting </li></ul><ul><li>CNC machining </li></ul><ul><li>Five-axis milling </li></ul><ul><li>Datum re-qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Tucson, AZ </li></ul><ul><li>8,000 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>7 employees </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced five-axis laser machining and drilling </li></ul>
    5. 5. Customer Base
    6. 6. Focused Market Solutions Defense Aerospace Power Generation Medical Devices Our processes enable OEMs to focus on introducing new products that provide clean and efficient energy at an affordable cost. By integrating LAI into your design process, you can be assured your complex engineered parts will be designed for manufacturability. Our vertically integrated processes enable manufacturers to accelerate product innovations, optimize program-driven supply chains and achieve manufacturing excellence. LAI has earned Lockheed Martin’s Corporate STAR Supplier Award for the F-22 Fighter Jet and Northrop Grumman’s Platinum Source Preferred Supplier Award for the F-35. LAI offers complete manufacturing solutions for mission-critical defense-related applications and handles multi-tier supply chain management. LAI has the capabilities, capacity and expertise to work with large, complex defense-related programs. LAI implements custom manufacturing solutions, including unique manufacturing equipment and cells, and has the capacity to handle production manufacturing with more than 100 machining centers. LAI’s partnerships create competitive advantage for our customers, enabling them to grow their market shares and profitability. LAI provides innovative solutions and services for medical device applications, including precision laser welding, spiral tube cutting and EDM processing. Products include orthopedic equipment, surgical instruments and components for magnetic imaging equipment. Industrial
    7. 7. Precision Component Manufacturing
    8. 8. Industry Certifications and Awards <ul><li>Goodrich Turbomachinery Products , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton Sundstrand , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Honeywell Engines , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Aircraft Engines , approved supplier, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Klune Industries , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace , preferred supplier, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Jet Propulsion Laboratories , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin Raptor of Distinction manufacturing excellence in producing components for the F/A-22, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin Corporation STAR Supplier Facility Award, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Material Management Center STAR Supplier Award, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Lockheed Martin Statistical Process Control System Certification, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Works Corporation , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-Tronics, approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Middle River Aircraft Systems , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>NASA Group Achievement Award, Cassini mission, 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>National Association of Tooling & Machining , Superior Safety Performance, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Preferred Supplier, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Supplier Award, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Pratt & Whitney , Canada, approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Pratt & Whitney , Hartford, Conn., approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Raytheon Missile Systems , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Rolls-Royce Engines , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Schlumberger , approved supplier, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Smiths Aerospace Components , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Automation Group , 100-percent on-time delivery performance certificate, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Teledyne Advanced Materials , approved supplier, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Warman International , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier awards, certifications and special recognition: </li></ul><ul><li>3M , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Aircelle/SAFRAN Group , approved supplier for mechanical fabricated parts, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>BAE Systems Aircraft Business Units Register of Evaluated Suppliers for Military Programme Activities, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Babcock & Wilcox , Supplier Performance Rating System Evaluation, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes Aerospace , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Boeing approval of quality system per D6-82479, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Boeing Integrated Defense System — Puget Sound Site's Small Business Supplier of the Second Quarter Award and Gold Rating for Delivery, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>BWX Technologies , Super Vendor Recognition for Quality, Delivery and Performance, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Damrow Company , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Dresser Rand , Special Recognition, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Dresser Rand , Total Quality Performance Supplier, 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>GE Aircraft Engines Special Process Certification, hole-making in nickel and super alloys </li></ul><ul><li>GE Aircraft Engines , Product Integrity Supplier Assessment, satisfactory review, 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>GE Certified Supplier </li></ul><ul><li>GE Customer Impact of the Year Award, 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>GE Nuclear Energy , approved supplier, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>GE Johnson Technology , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>GKN Aerospace , approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Quality certifications: </li></ul><ul><li>AS9100 Rev. B Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>AS7003 NADCAP Non-Conventional and Conventional Machining Certificates </li></ul><ul><li>AS7100 for Welding/Brazing Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>AS7116 NADCAP Non-Conventional Machining Certificate </li></ul>
    9. 9. Power Generation Products: Land-Based Turbines <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Products include hot-gas path components, blades, buckets, nozzle, partitions, shrouds and vanes </li></ul><ul><li>Sole supplier on multiple types of gas and steam turbines </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary processes maximize flow characteristics and extend life cycle of parts </li></ul>
    10. 10. Power Generation Products: Land-Based Turbines Program Components Strategic solutions Components for series of land-based turbines Blades, buckets, nozzles, shrouds and vanes <ul><li>Developed a process to re-qualify datums on non-conforming castings, increasing customer yields </li></ul><ul><li>Designed custom waterjet machining stations for drilling shaped holes including patented and trade secret innovations </li></ul>Wind power turbines Bearing cages <ul><li>Development partner with customer </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced programming and tooling </li></ul><ul><li>Just-in-time delivery production </li></ul>Land-based turbines Bearing cages
    11. 11. Power Generation Products: Land-Based Turbines Steam-cooled turbine Stage 1, 2, 3 static parts Stage 1, 2 rotating parts Steam-cooled turbine Stage 1, 2, 3 static parts Stage 1, 2 rotating parts Air-cooled turbine Stage 1 static parts Air-cooled turbine Stage 1 static parts Air-cooled turbine Stage 1 static parts Stage 1 rotating parts Manufacturing a diverse range of static and rotary components for industrial gas turbines Air-cooled turbine Stage 1 static parts
    12. 12. Turbine sector Bucket fir tree, steam turbine Turbine nozzle Partition, 48-inch nuclear turbine Power Generation Products: Land-Based Turbines Bearings
    13. 13. Power Generation Products: Aircraft <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Products include partitions, screen panels, hot-gas path components and nozzles </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary processes maximize flow characteristics and extend life cycle of parts </li></ul><ul><li>LAI’s engineering and production teams coordinate supply chain management of multiple complex manufacturing processes to deliver completed components for final assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Certified supplier to major aerospace manufacturers </li></ul>
    14. 14. Power Generation Products: Aircraft Bombardier CRJ 100/-200/-700/-900 Bombardier Challenger 601/604/605 EMBRAER 170/175/190/195 ACAC ARJ21 Sectors Inner support nozzles Outer casing Boeing 777 200/200ER/200LR/200ER Freighter Sectors Base line Sectors Boeing 787 & 787S Dream Liner Sectors Stiffeners Shrouds Air Bus A380 Lockeed C-5A Future Opportunities: Sectors Shrouds Support nozzles Stiffeners Turbine casings
    15. 15. <ul><li>Turbine engine components and systems: </li></ul><ul><li>Actuators </li></ul><ul><li>Can and annular combustors </li></ul><ul><li>Combustion liners and assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Combustion housings </li></ul><ul><li>End caps </li></ul><ul><li>Engine tail cones and pipes </li></ul><ul><li>Exhaust nozzle components </li></ul><ul><li>Flow sleeves </li></ul><ul><li>High- and low-pressure stator rings and assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Impingement sleeves </li></ul><ul><li>Radial diffusers </li></ul><ul><li>Rear support covers </li></ul><ul><li>Shrouds </li></ul><ul><li>Transition bodies and assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Transition rings and ducts </li></ul><ul><li>Vanes </li></ul>Power Generation Products: Aircraft
    16. 16. LAI manufactures highly specialized, precision-engineered components Inner support nozzle, CFM 34 engine Combustor cans, Rolls Royce Power Generation Products: Aircraft
    17. 17. Aerospace Products <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tier supply chain management of subassembly production for commercial and defense aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles and engines </li></ul><ul><li>LAI’s engineering and production teams coordinate supply chain management of multiple complex manufacturing processes to deliver completed components for final assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Precision parts ranging from structural airframe panels and airframe components to engine liners and landing gear parts </li></ul><ul><li>LAI is a certified supplier to major aerospace manufacturers </li></ul>
    18. 18. Aerospace Products Program Components Strategic solutions Defense aerospace F-22 Air-Dominance Fighter Jet F- 35 Joint Strike Fighter Series of 20 different highly-engineered, precision-machined structural panels <ul><li>Identified key process parameters for drilling process - implemented automated fault-detection/avoidance mechanisms into process to increase yields </li></ul><ul><li>Six Sigma project result 20% higher throughputs </li></ul>Commercial aerospace Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft 20 different engine brackets, formed and ready for assembly <ul><li>Developed efficient manufacturing processes for full production; completed lean manufacturing initiative for turnkey manufacturing from purchasing material to finishing and assembly </li></ul>Airbus A340 and A380 Noise abatement liner <ul><li>Developed process for rapid drilling of 100,000+ holes using five-axis abrasive waterjet as a cost-effective alternative to sand blasting </li></ul><ul><li>Designed advanced tooling concept to accommodate variation in formed blanks </li></ul>F-22 Airbus A340
    19. 19. Aerospace Products F-35 screen panels F-22 screen panels and rudder bump components F-22 screen panel Precision off-axis waterjet drilling of complex hole patterns
    20. 20. Defense Products <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tier supply chain management of assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Strategically aligned leading armor solutions providers </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities, capacity and expertise to work with large defense-related programs, including military aircraft, ships, vehicles, armor, weaponry systems and launch equipment. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Defense Products Program Components Strategic solutions MRAPs – Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected military vehicles Series of armor and close-out panel subassemblies <ul><li>Combine supply chain management and throughput from multiple nationwide production facilities </li></ul>Buffalo, Cougar, RG-31, Husky, M1117 ASV armored vehicles Advanced armor panels <ul><li>Worked with customer to develop and qualify armor design </li></ul><ul><li>Developed advanced technologies to minimize the capital required for ramp-up to full production </li></ul><ul><li>Handled logistics and supply chain management of producing armor kits and shipping directly to assembly site </li></ul>Advanced armor, chamfered Advanced armor panels <ul><li>Developed new process for advanced cutting and processing of large armor sheets, and used Lean initiatives to improve throughput </li></ul>Industrial rollers Main drive shaft bearing cages <ul><li>Achieved technological innovations, including functional inspection techniques, five-axis programming from solid models, large rotary upgrades, special export packaging requirements and Just-In-Time delivery requirements </li></ul>MRAP ASV
    22. 22. Defense Products Precision-cut slotted panels Armor, U.S. Army Wide variety of materials Advanced waterjet cutting of patterns in armor plate Close-out panel assembly
    23. 23. Industrial Products <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Successfully engaged in contract manufacturing for heavy fabrication since 1961 </li></ul><ul><li>Implement custom manufacturing solutions including unique manufacturing equipment and cells </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership creates competitive advantage for our customers enabling them to grow their market shares and profitability </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity for large production with more than 100 machining centers </li></ul>
    24. 24. Industrial Products Machining of thick and difficult-to-machine materials Laser and waterjet machining Tube and pipe machining Providing custom manufacturing solutions and prototype development
    25. 25. Medical Device Products <ul><li>Core attributes of product sector: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide innovative solutions and services for medical device applications, including precision laser welding, spiral tube cutting and EDM processing </li></ul><ul><li>Products include orthopedic equipment, surgical instruments and components for magnetic imaging equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Vertically integrated processes enable manufacturers to accelerate product innovations </li></ul><ul><li>Supplier awards, certifications and special recognition: </li></ul><ul><li>3M, approved supplier </li></ul><ul><li>Accellant </li></ul><ul><li>GE Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Medical </li></ul><ul><li>MedFab Company </li></ul><ul><li>Medsource </li></ul><ul><li>Philips Medical Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Stout Medical Group </li></ul><ul><li>Stryker, approved supplier </li></ul>
    26. 26. Medical Device Products <ul><li>Surgical drill tool </li></ul><ul><li>Flex, Inc. design </li></ul><ul><li>Spiral laser cutting of flex pattern </li></ul>Philips Orthopedic System GE Magnetic Imaging Providing custom manufacturing solutions and prototype development
    27. 27. Core Manufacturing Capabilities Waterjet machining Laser machining Electrical Discharge Machining CNC machining <ul><li>3- and 5-axis workstations 3-D cutting, trimming and drilling </li></ul><ul><li>Machining of complex patterns, slots and windows </li></ul><ul><li>CO 2 and Nd:YAG wavelengths </li></ul><ul><li>High-speed laser cutting </li></ul><ul><li>Five-axis laser machining </li></ul><ul><li>Laser cutting, drilling, marking, welding and heat-treating </li></ul><ul><li>High-speed EDM </li></ul><ul><li>Plunge EDM </li></ul><ul><li>Wire EDM </li></ul><ul><li>Precision hole drilling EDM </li></ul><ul><li>Conventional CNC machining including welding, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, grit blasting, tumbling and cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>High-speed CNC machining with up to 20,000 r.p.m. spindle speed </li></ul>
    28. 28. Additional Capabilities LAI produces precision components and subassemblies by integrating a solid base of manufacturing processes In-House capabilities Third-party manufacturing capabilities <ul><li>Assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Bending </li></ul><ul><li>Certified tooling calibration </li></ul><ul><li>C M M inspection </li></ul><ul><li>De-burring </li></ul><ul><li>Drilling </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Flow testing </li></ul><ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Grinding </li></ul><ul><li>Grit blasting </li></ul><ul><li>Heat-treating </li></ul><ul><li>Kitting </li></ul><ul><li>Milling </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Painting </li></ul><ul><li>Riveting </li></ul><ul><li>Routing </li></ul><ul><li>Special packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Tapping </li></ul><ul><li>Tool making </li></ul><ul><li>Tumbling and cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Turning </li></ul><ul><li>Welding </li></ul><ul><li>Anodizing </li></ul><ul><li>Broaching </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical milling </li></ul><ul><li>Electropolishing </li></ul><ul><li>Finish coating </li></ul><ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Hot forming </li></ul><ul><li>Metal spinning </li></ul><ul><li>Plating </li></ul><ul><li>Powder coating </li></ul><ul><li>Rolling </li></ul><ul><li>Surface treatment </li></ul>
    29. 29. Our Value to You <ul><ul><li>World-class process standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process standardization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated production environment reduces production cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials management reduces product acquisition costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LAI’s Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) teams help reduce production costs </li></ul></ul>From concept to production, LAI works closely with our customers to maintain focus on product excellence and quality
    30. 30. Contact: LAI Customer Service Team 800-840-1126 [email_address] LAIco.com LAI International The Precision Manufacturing Experts.

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