Fives supports the fast-growing Space industry

Giddings&Lewis Vertical Turning center 1600

Economic forecasts predict the space industry to grow to $1 trillion by 2040 and vast new and expanded markets in satellites, space stations, human spaceflight, along with rockets and space shuttles. Fives has targeted the industry and are integral in providing material removing and composite engineered solutions to meet customer requests. A few common examples are in the machining of engine rocket nozzles, as Space X purchased a Giddings & Lewis Vertical Turning Center 1600mm to machine a Copper Booster Nozzles for the Dragon Rocket Boosters, and Aerojet/Rocketdyne purchased two Horizontal Boring Mills, a RT 155 and a PTP 155, to machine power heads and booster nozzles, to support their next generation Space Launch Systems for space shuttle engines.