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Primus Aerospace Mill Turn CNC Machines

Mill turn parts

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What is mill turning? Mill turning is the CNC machining technique of utilizing a single machine to perform both milling and turning (lathe) operations to produce a part.  The use of a single machine to perform both types of cutting operations can simplify the production flow of a part through a CNC machine shop.  It […]

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Raloid Corporation

Primus Aerospace Acquires Raloid Corporation

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. – June 28, 2022 – Primus Aerospace (“Primus”), a provider of highly complex, machined components and assembly solutions to the aerospace, defense, and space industry, sponsored by Angeles Equity Partners, LLC (“Angeles”), today announced the acquisition of Raloid Corporation (“Raloid”). Raloid machines critical components for several strategic defense programs. With the addition of Raloid, […]

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Selling your machine shop

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Mergers and acquisitions for machine shops Secure your company’s legacy. You spent decades building your company. Don’t let the hard days and long nights be only for the history books. Selling your machine shop allows the legacy of your machine shop to continue into the future.  Trying to figure out if you should sell your […]

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Aluminum 7055 and 7075 Bar Stock

Production work with aluminum bar stock

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Achieving high rate production of machined components requires raw materials that can keep pace with manufacturing.  Primus Aerospace utilizes aluminum bar stock to supply CNC lathes for aerospace and defense production.  Our purchasing, material handling, and operations teams are very familiar with the processes necessary to ensure steady production.   Example raw materials used for […]

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Dedicated aerospace assembly at Primus

Machining Value Added Services

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Primus Aerospace offers a variety of value-added services in addition to CNC machining, providing a turnkey contract manufacturing solution to aerospace and defense OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers. These additional services allow Primus to perform most manufacturing in-house, saving valuable time and money for our clients, while reducing supply chain disruption risk. These services include […]

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CNC Machinists: The Backbone of Primus Aerospace

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CNC machinists are critical to manufacturing metal parts for the aerospace and defense industries and make up the backbone of Primus’s defense oriented machine shop. A common misconception is that manufacturing in the United States is disappearing due to outsourcing to low-cost countries (LCC). However, there are actually over 12 million filled manufacturing jobs, and […]

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Primus Machinist Skillbridge Internship

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Primus Aerospace is developing a DoD Skillbridge / Career Skills Program (CSP) to assist transitioning service members start a career as a CNC machinist.  Additional details will be forthcoming but Primus Aerospace is excited to begin working with patriots transitioning from the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Marine Corps who are […]

Militarization of Space

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Space-based military applications are becoming increasingly important as orbital international competition and capabilities increase.  Complex machining and turnkey manufacturing are essential to enabling collaboration between the private sector and US government to compete in the modern space race. In the past decade, the realm of space has been revolutionized. Technologies such as reusable rocket engines, high complexity machining techniques, […]

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International Space Station (ISS) Layout

Manufacturing Space Station Components

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The International Space Station is a modular space station located in low Earth orbit. This feat of engineering was accomplished through collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Boeing, Space X, Northrup Grumman Corporation, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Roscosmos (Russia), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency. In addition to these […]

Amanda Hoyt as new Lakewood GM

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Primus Aerospace is excited to announce the promotion of Amanda Hoyt to General Manager of our Lakewood, Colorado facility.  Amanda has served with the company for ~10 years and is an invaluable member of the Primus team. Amanda most recently served in the role of Senior Account Manager demonstrating her ability to drive product deliveries […]

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