Centers of Excellence

Turbine Engine

Turbine Engine Sector (TES): Our Sterling Engineering subsidiary specializes in the machining and assembly of rotating parts for the jet engine, rotary wing aircraft, and ground power industries. Core competencies include the 5-axis milling and VTL turning (up to 78” in diameter) of aluminum, steel, titanium, and exotic materials, as well as sinker EDM services. Beginning in Q1 of 2022, our TES will vertically integrate processing services, including painting.
aerial view of Sterling Engineering headquarters

Sterling Engineering, founded in 1941, provides large-diameter machining services to the aerospace and ground power generation industries. With wide-ranging vertical turret lathe (VTL) capabilities, extensive experience with exotic refractory metals, and an unparalleled level of customer service, Sterling brings unique capabilities to its customers’ most challenging requirements.

Among our capabilities in the area of Turbine Engines are: VTL turning, with a live spindle for milling, 5-axis milling, and proficiency in high performance alloys such as Hastelloy, Inconel and Waspaloy. These skills support such precision products as:

  • Air Seal Rings
  • Compressor Cases
  • Diffuser Case Weldments
  • Exhaust Case Weldments
  • Fan Cases
  • HPC Split Cases
  • Inlet Guide Vane Cases
  • Intermediate Case Weldments
  • Hubs, Airfoils and Fan Blades
  • Mount Rings
  • Swashplates