Precision Aerospace Engineering

Supercraft Facilities



    Supercraft’s CATIA CAD system accepts 3D models from the customer in a form that has tolerance and annotation information applied and associated directly with the 3D model. Digital simulation of cutting procedures are defined within the software and NC code produced for the CNC machines. The NC code is verified with VERICUT software to ensure it is valid for the destination machine. Upon verification NC code is uploaded to the machine in the workshop.

    • CATIA V5 Seats (5x)
    • RADAN Seats (2x)
    • VERICUT NC verification
  • CNC Machining

    Supercraft have an impressive range of CNC machines, fed by our CATIA 5 CAD systems and VERICUT NC verification software. We have recently purchased two Mazak i-500 5 axis machine centers to supplement our machining capability in our Byfleet workshop.

    Mazak i500

    i-500 VARIAXIS

    The latest generation MAZAK i-500, 5-axis machining center, is designed for multi-surface machining, delivering high-speed, high-accuracy performance. A large table size provides an impressive machining envelope of Ø500mm. The i-500 is the latest generation multi-tasking machine providing versatility and performance that is both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

    Mazak vrx630


    This is a twin table machine with a machining capacity of up to 730mm diameter x 500mm thick. This facility enhances productivity so the second operation (twin pallet) produces the completed part reducing number of multiple operations or setups thereby reducing unnecessary time and costs that will reflect on you the customer.

    Mazak VTC 800/30SR

    VTC 800/30SR

    This life size machine will cover all requirements for large capacity machining such as wing ribs, beams, seat runners and console panels etc. The 3500mm x 900mm table allows material up to 3000 x 880mm to be clamped and machined using all 5 axis capability. In addition smaller parts can be manufactured using the rotary table in the horizontal position. This allows flexibility for the long bed to be divided into two tables reducing down time on machine setting and increasing shorter lead times and increasing machine capacity.

    Full Capability:

    • 2x  Mazak i-500 Variaxis - 5 Axis
    • 2x  Mazak 630 Twin Pallet 730 x 600 - 5 Axis
    • 2x  Mazak VTC 800/30SR 3000 x 900 mm Bed - 5 Axis
    • 1x  Mazak i-200 multi-tasking - 1000mm Bed
    • 1x  Mazak 500 Twin Pallet 500 x 500 - 5 Axis
    • 4x  Mazak VCS 530C 1050 x 500 x 610 mm - 3 Axis
    • 1x  Hitachi-Seiki VS50 Vertical M/C Center 1000 x 500 mm - 3 Axis
    • 1x  Mori-Seiki NV5000 Vertical M/C Center 1320 x 600 mm - 3 Axis
    • 2x  Vertical Machining Center 1500 x 750 x 750 mm - 3 Axis
    • 1x  Mazak 200 MY CNC Lathe (Bar Feeder)
    • 1x  Mazak 200 M CNC Lathe
    • 1x  Mazak QTS100 Lathe
    • 1x  Hardinge Manual Lathe
    • 2x  Bridgeport Manual Mill
    • 2x  X&Y Manual Mill
    • 1x  Colchester Lathe
  • Fabrication, Assembly and Sheet Metal
    Sheet Metal Fabrication and Assembly CNC 3 Axis Water Jet Profiling Machine
    • CNC 3 Axis water jet profiling machine 8’ x 4’ Bed
    • CNC Turret punch-press Weidman
    • CNC Wadkin Router 2750 x 1500 x 300 mm
    • Trumpf CNC 6 Axis Brake Press
    • CNC 25 ton Brake Press
    • Rubber Press 500 ton
    • Power Press 100 ton / 55 ton / 25 ton
    • Eckolds Forming Machines (3x)
    • Extensive range of sheet metalwork equipment
    • Deburr Operation
  • Pipe & Duct manufacture
    Laservision Pipe Inspection and Correction
    • Laservision Pipe Inspection and Correction
    • NC Pipe Bending up to 4” dia
    • Oxygen pipe cleaning rig
    • Pipe pressure test rig - 12,000psi
    • Duct air in water test - 250psi
    Pipe Etching
    • Pickling, Flushing and Oxycleaning
    • Anodising and Alochrome Finishing
    • Welding
    • Heat Treatment
    • Part marking - Electro etch, vibro etch & ink
    • Fluorescent Dye Penetrant Inspection, Tensile and Pressure Testing
    Pipe Bending
  • Welding - Fusion & Resistance
    Spot Welding
    • Aluminium spot welding 45” Throat
    • Seam Welding
    • 4x  Tig Welding bays
    • 2x  Mig Welding sets
    • Orbital Welding Equipment
  • Heat, Surface & Paint Treatments
    Heat, Surface and Paint Treatments


    • Alachrom 1200
    • Chromic Anodising for high corrosion resistance on aluminium parts
    In-house Paint Shop

    Paint Shop

    • An on site paint shop - paint booth and stoving ovens
    Heat Treatment Ovens

    Heat Treatment Ovens

    Air recirculating furnace for heat treatment of aerospace alloys for solution treatments: Hardening, Tempering, Annealing, Normalising

    • 2x  Air recirculating ovens for aerospace precipitation
  • Non-Destructive and Tensile Testing
    Non-Destructive Testing

    Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

    • Fluorescent Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI):
      • Water washable DPI for rough surface/weld defect detection
        Post Emulsified oil-based DPI for fine surface defect detection
    • Hardness Testing
    • Electrical Conductivity / Eddy Current Testing
    • Ultrasonic Testing
    • Tensile Testing
    Tensile Testing

    Testing specific to pipes

    • Low & High Pressure Testing
    • Tensile Testing
  • Inspection & Conformance Measuring
    CMM Inspection

    DEA GLOBAL Silver CMM Inspection

    • High-accuracy dimensional inspection - Interface to CAD/CAM

    Eley Truth CMM

    Eaton Leonard Laservision Tube Data Center

    • Pipe inspection and correction