From Mechanical and Ground Support Assemblies to Custom Components

Raloid has been providing superior products at competitive prices for the Defense & Aerospace Industries since 1964. We offer a complete range of in-house Manufacturing Services & Support Services (CAD/CAM and Machine Tool Programming).

Our strengths include the ability to hold close tolerances over extended periods, resulting in superior repeatability. When you involve Raloid in the initial program phase, engineering services are offered as part of our process. Through decades of experience, lean manufacturing and best practices make us well equipped to guide customers’ projects through all phases of manufacturing.

Raloid’s recent machine tool investment has added and improved many aspects of the CNC Mill Department. Two additional Horizontal machining centers were brought in, adding 35% to Raloid’s “Lights Out” machining capability. In addition to doubling product output, this investment will further stabilize Raloid’s ability to meet the customers ever-increasing demands on delivery.

A new CNC Vertical Mill and CNC Lathe cell have been incorporated into the CNC Mill Department as well. This cell will free up current resources, both human and mechanical, by utilizing Robotic technology for the loading and unloading of parts within the cell. The addition will increase productivity by eliminating personnel dependency (downtime), as well as lights out capability.

Four new standalone vertical machining centers have been added to Raloid’s production facility. This addition increases volume (spindle time) and modernizes Raloid’s CNC Mill capability, adding more machines capable of both probing and full 4thaxis machining.

Additionally, two more VF2 machines with 4th axis capabilities and two VF4 machines with 5 axis capabilities have been incorporated into the production line.

Six of the eight additional machines have redundant User Interface Controls allowing for ease of personnel cross training, standardizing of setups, tooling and production.

The forecasted objectives of the investment are an immediate 30% increase in production efficiency for those programs utilizing the new added equipment. There will be a 50% increase in efficiency, a reduction in setup/changeover time of 40% based on User Interface, and machine redundancy through cross training.