Manufacturing for the future of american aerospace

Aerospace Precision Machining

The most challenging and complex aerospace precision manufacturing are produced at Digitrace. From ultra-thin walls to large structural components to extra-large machining parts to support your volume production, Digitrace is always ready to serve.

We help aerospace customers lift off and travel farther and perform better than ever before.

Digitrace Certifications
ULA rocket fuselage

Partnership With ULA

In 2017 Digitrace came into contact with ULA, one of the largest rocket manufacturers in the world. Digitrace and ULA worked with each other to develop a new machining process in order to reduce weight within the Vulcan Centaur V rocket. In order to accomplish this Digitrace must hold tolerances of +/- .0001″ over surfaces that can exceed 160″ in length. This new machining process replaced a toxic and unpredictable chemical material removal technique that was previously being used. 

Partnership With FAMAERO

FAMAERO has the worlds largest additive production metal 3D printer.  After FAMAERO prints these large parts, Digitrace finishes off the project through subtractive manufacturing methods. We cut to the CAD data of their rough 3D printed part to make sure that it meets all aerospace tolerance requirements. Together, Digitrace and FAMERO are supporting the next era of space exploration.

customized tooling for aerospace industry

  • Vacuum fixtures
  • Checking fixtures
  • Holding fixtures
  • Bonding fixtures
  • Models
  • Forming tools
A large. metal box with an open top that is created by precise machining.

Bonding Fixture

Large, metal fixture with a rounded top. the right half is colored red.

Aerospace Tooling

Two employees load a large, metal rounded piece onto the back of a flatbed truck.

Aerospace Tooling

prototype parts

We provide prototype parts to help prove production feasibility. These parts can be made from different materials including ferrous and non-ferrous, plastics, and exotic materials.

A titanium sphere with two halves.

Pictured here is a prototype titanium sphere produced by Digitrace for NASA. It was made in two pieces and welded together. The sphere, 32 inches in diameter, is 0.060 inches thick after completing the machining process.

production of large and small parts

  • Sheet metal surface machining and trimming
  • Titanium, Inconel, stainless, aluminum, ferrous & non-ferrous, plastics, carbon fiber, and many other materials
  • Sheet metal bending and fabrication
  • Aluminum extrusions in medium and low volumes
Stacked aluminum posts that have been bent into squares.
Stainless steel tubes with tight metal bending.
Aluminum machined pieces on a red background.
Stacked metal sheets that are bent into stacked waves.