Allied to aluminum and totally committed to titanium, GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics fabricates components (such as doors, ducts, enclosures, exhaust nozzles, keels, and bulkheads) for commercial and military aircraft, as well as spacecraft. The company, a subsidiary of GKN, specializes in lightweight chemically milled titanium and aluminum alloy parts for engines, airframe structures, and launch vehicles. GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics makes components for Aerojet, Allison, Boeing, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Rocketdyne, Rolls-Royce, and other aerospace companies. Additional products include complex welds, cases, modules, pressure vessels, and rings. The company was founded in 1953.
GKN Aerospace Chem-tronics is part of GKN Aerospace Services group, which has engineering and manufacturing operations in Australia, Germany, Mexico, the UK, and the US. It has two service groups: Aerospace Components and Aviation Repair.
Aerospace Components specializes in its branded lightweight Unistructure and Unisandwich chemically-milled alloy parts for engines, airframe structures, and launch vehicles. Every new military fighter and bomber aircraft jet engine built in America since 1976 has utilized Unistructure bypass ducts. In addition to aforementioned fabricated components, Chem-tronics designs and builds components to meet customers' needs and specifications, including sandwich structures for strength and flexibility; space systems such as lightweight fuel domes; and pressure vessels used for holding oxygen, hydrogen, or other space station or satellite applications. Its process capabilities include designing, engineering, heat treating, joining, assembly, inspection, and advanced technologies; its manufacturing capabilities allow for chemical milling, forming, and machining.
Aviation Repair has the capability of handling repairs for major manufacturers including International Aero Engines, Honeywell, General Electric, and Snecma/CFMI (a 50/50 joint venture between Snecma and CFM International), to name a few. Chem-tronics repairs fan and compressor blades, fan disks, and cases for jet engines in service around the world. It applies protective carbide coatings to improve the lifespan of blades and increase their durability.