Aerospace Company Completes Expansion Which Includes Vacuum Brazing

Aerospace company Barnes has just completed the expansion of a new facility in East Granby, Connecticut, USA. This facility boasts several vacuum brazing systems. 

“BRISTOL, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Barnes Aerospace proudly announces the completion of its newly expanded Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in East Granby, Connecticut. The project provides an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space, bringing the facility total to more than 84,000 square feet. The facility specializes in highly complex repairs of cases, frames, diffusers, bearing housings, and major rotating hardware across a vast array of commercial and military engine platforms for the global aerospace industry and the Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) market.

With this growth, the facility focused its upgrades on capabilities spanning a variety of processes to further demonstrate industry-leading performance in quality and turn-around-time (TAT). One of these key upgrades is a new state-of-the art chemical cleaning line that is scheduled for completion in Q4 of 2024. This will bolster an already robust and specialized set of capabilities within the facility that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Welding (Electron-Beam, Tig, Plasma Arc, Laser Clad)
  • Vacuum Brazing, Heat Treating
  • Plasma and Dual Wire Arc Coatings
  • Shot Peening
  • Non-Destructive Testing (X-Ray, FPI, and MPI)

“Our East Granby facility expansion significantly boosts our capacity to meet the growing demand for both current and new engine programs and product lines. Leveraging existing component repair expertise, we’re better positioned to serve our global customers,” said Ian Reason, Senior Vice President, Barnes and President, Barnes Aerospace.”

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