Domestic Manufacturing Solutions: Strengthening Local Industry and Economy
At Aerostar Manufacturing, our domestic manufacturing solutions are designed to deliver an unparalleled level of service and support to our local industries and clients. We harness the power of domestic manufacturing to not only meet customer needs but also to boost our national economy and contribute to the local job market. By keeping our production within North America, we have the opportunity to be highly responsive to the customer needs.
We operate multiple manufacturing plants in Romulus, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana. These operations consist of CNC machines and assembly cells with multiple quality labs and warehousing facilities. These facilities serve many OEM and Tier 1 customers in various industry segments, including: automotive, EV segment, hydrogen powered vehicles, heavy truck, marine, power generation, hydraulics, and agriculture, mining and earth moving. We supply high precision machined castings, forgings, gears, and other parts for transmissions, engines, chassis, air flow, fuel pumps, EV battery storage, material handling and other functionalities.
Our domestic operations allow us to respond rapidly to the changing needs and requirements of our clients. We pride ourselves on being able to adapt swiftly to new trends, technologies, and customer demands. By having our manufacturing facilities close to our main customer base, we can also decrease lead times and improve overall efficiency. Quick reaction times and prompt product delivery are vital in today’s fast-paced industrial landscape, and domestic manufacturing enables us to achieve these.
We take pride in customer service, quality, delivery and competitive prices.
- The United States has one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the world.
- Significant capacity in sectors like aerospace, automotive, technology, and pharmaceuticals.
- Open capacity varies by industry and region but has generally been constrained due to supply chain disruptions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Employed approximately 12.3 million people in manufacturing as of 2021, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Education of Workforce:
- The educational requirements range from high school diplomas to specialized certifications and advanced degrees.
- Increased emphasis on skills like robotics, data analysis, and programming.
- India’s manufacturing sector is diverse, with significant capacity in textiles, automotive, chemicals, and electronics among others.
- Government initiatives like “Make in India” aim to increase manufacturing capacity.
- India has been adding to its manufacturing capacity, particularly in sectors identified as growth areas, so open capacity is generally higher than in more mature markets like the U.S.
- Employs tens of millions of people across various manufacturing sectors.
- A significant percentage of the workforce is involved in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Education of Workforce:
- Educational levels vary widely, from unskilled laborers to highly trained engineers and technicians.
- Skill development programs are increasingly becoming common to train the workforce in specific manufacturing skills.
Industry 4.0: Adoption of IoT, AI, and data analytics to optimize manufacturing processes.
Additive Manufacturing: Increasing use of 3D printing for producing complex metal components, especially in aerospace and healthcare.
High-Performance Alloys: Demand for advanced metal alloys that offer better performance and durability is on the rise.
Customization: Move towards manufacturing customization to meet specialized industry needs, especially for small batch sizes.
Sustainability: A focus on environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and recycling of metal components.
Robotics and Automation: Heavy investment in automated machines for tasks like welding, cutting, and assembly.
Supply Chain Resilience: Efforts to diversify suppliers and create more robust, local supply chains, particularly following disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lean Manufacturing: Continuous efforts to eliminate waste and improve efficiency in the production process.
Make in India Initiative: Government-backed initiatives to promote domestic manufacturing, including metal-engineered components.
Cost-Effective Labor: Lower labor costs make India competitive for manufacturing less complex components.
Quality Standards: Increasing emphasis on meeting international quality standards to cater to global markets.
Skill Development: Government and industry are investing in skill development programs to improve the quality of the workforce.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A significant portion of metal component manufacturing is done by SMEs, offering a blend of agility and specialization.
Digitization: Gradual adoption of digital tools for inventory management, production scheduling, and quality control.
Export Focus: Increasing focus on manufacturing components not just for domestic consumption but also for export, particularly to the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Value-Added Services: Offering additional services like Just-In-Time delivery, assembly, and after-sales service to add value.
The United States has a robust domestic manufacturing sector that relies heavily on metal-engineered components for various industries, such as aerospace, automotive, construction, and energy.
Turbine Blades: High-precision blades made from specialized alloys.
Fasteners: Specialized bolts, screws, and rivets for aircraft assembly.
Landing Gear Components: Parts like struts, brakes, and wheels, often made from high-strength steel or titanium.
Engine Blocks: Cast or machined blocks that house the vehicle’s engine.
Transmission Gears: Gears and shafts made from high-strength metals.
Suspension Components: Various metal parts like springs, control arms, and tie rods.
Rebar: Reinforcing steel bars used in concrete structures.
I-Beams: Structural steel beams used in building construction.
Metal Roofing: Corrugated or flat metal sheets for roofs.
Turbine Shafts: Rotational shafts for wind and steam turbines.
Heat Exchangers: Components like tubes and plates made from corrosion-resistant metals.
Solar Panel Frames: Aluminum or steel frames to hold solar panels.
Surgical Instruments: Scalpels, forceps, and other tools made from stainless steel.
Prosthetic Components: Titanium or stainless steel parts for artificial limbs.
MRI Components: Specialized metal components designed to be non-magnetic.
Bearings: Ball and roller bearings made from hardened steel.
Pulleys and Sprockets: Components for transmission systems in industrial machinery.
Conveyor Belts: Metal rollers and frames for industrial conveyor belts.
Heat Sinks: Aluminum or copper components designed to dissipate heat.
Metal Cases: Cases for devices like smartphones or computers.
Connectors: Metal pins and sockets for electronic interconnections.
Firearms and Defense:
Barrels: Rifle and gun barrels made from high-strength steel alloys.
Bullet Casings: Brass or steel casings for ammunition.
Armor Plates: Specialized metal plates for vehicles and body armor.
Propellers: Precision-engineered metal blades for ships and boats.
Anchors: Heavy-duty metal anchors for maritime use.
Ship Frames: Structural components for the hull and frame.
Rail Tracks: Heavy-duty steel tracks for trains.
Couplers: Connecting mechanisms made from high-strength metals.
Braking Systems: Various metal components for train braking systems.