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Aerospace Manufacturing Solutions

Nadcap-Certified Manufacturing Processes

At Skilcraft, we have spent years focusing on the development and management of Nadcap-approved processes because we know how essential it is to control the entire process when manufacturing high-stress aerospace components. Our rigorous D17-certified welding, Nadcap-compliant laser cutting, precision fabrication and inspection programs are carefully controlled and documented to ensure the utmost part quality and weld strength integrity.

  • Nadcap-approved, precision laser cutting services handle a wide range of challenging sheet metal shapes, thicknesses and materials
  • Nadcap-approved D17 certified precision welding services (TIG Plasma, Fusion, Resistance, Stud)
  • Precision sheet metal bending and forming
  • Conventional machining (Haas turning center & vertical machining center)
  • InspecVision computer vision-based measurement system
  • Nondestructive Testing (Flourescent Penetrant)
Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer

I have been the manufacturing engineer for the aerospace division of Skilcraft since 2011. My main responsibilities include part manufacturing design, customer drawing design, job creation, new product introduction for G.E., Rolls Royce, Unison and other aerospace companies. Other responsibilities include programing on the machine centers, fixture design and manufacturing. I was also named Project Manager of the Rolls Royce New Part Introduction.

I communicate with customers as a design engineer for part manufacturability and as a project manager in the NPI process to successfully launch their parts to our manufacturing team. Communication with the customer is a crucial part of new product introduction, as it insures we are making correct parts to the latest revision. Also to meet deadlines and any changes in production schedule.

The most enjoyable part of my job is the design aspect. I love creating something new and making the process and or someone’s job easier. I enjoy making customers happy and going above what they expect. I enjoy all the people I’ve had the chance to meet and create working relationships with. My proudest moment was being asked to lead the Project for the Rolls Royce Introduction. I enjoy the challenge and trying something different.

Outside of work I love spending time with my family, whether that is church, racing, fishing, hunting, grill outs just about anything with family. My true passion in life is Stock car racing. God has given me a very blessed life that allows me to follow this passion while doing it with my family. I have been racing for over 20 years now. I have been building and designing my own cars for almost as long. Creating a new car from scratch is truly gratifying.

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