Success in Aerospace

Why use ABSSAC

In the 39 years plus, that we have been trading, we have been involved with a multitude of applications in the aerospace industry. Many successful applications have gone unreported, protected by non-disclosure agreements, but all at ABSSAC know that our products have often made the difference to application success. Customer often comment on the depth of product knowledge that is available to them. Utilising custom design and manufacturing capabilities, we continue to set a new standard in mission critical components. We are a JOSCAR register approved company.


We also continue to have great success in supplying into research and development projects where our innovative product line up and advanced engineering capability can offer a unique solution for your application. ABSSAC holds preferred supplier status to companies such British Aerospace Plc and the Curtis Wright Corporation to give you an idea of our pedigree. We are also accredited to ISO9001 as well as the JOSCAR register.

ABSSAC has been involved with components for engines, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, test rigs, wind tunnels, interiors, avionics as well as being placed within the most advanced space exploration vehicles. As an expert provider of custom-focused manufacturing solutions, we are completely dedicated to on-time delivery of quality, cost-effective parts.

Innovation and advanced engineering 

The depth of experience of our technical team helps deliver rapid response times for both large run orders and difficult designs. Taking pride in the close contact we have with our customers, their demands are met with exact specifications and the highest standards for reliability and quality. We come through with advanced manufacturing techniques and processes that yield unrivalled innovation.

Something Innovative - All the performance, less weight

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Our latest aerospace creation functions like a spring, but doesn't look like one at all. It’s a lightweight, stackable Bellville washer set made of carbon fibre and took 18 months to develop. To achieve just the right spring rate and deflection for an application, you simply add or remove washers from the stack. The standard assembly weighs up to half as much as a Titanium spring, but delivers all the performance for less cost. The unique design, pricing, and lightweight construction give this spring the potential to be a true game changer in the aerospace market.

Something you cannot achieve by machining

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Pushing the boundaries of the products, has required the development and manufacture of critical specs and high performance parameters with zero margins for error. For example the product. Electroformed assemblies have appeared in all NASA Space Shuttles and several military fighter jets as well as newer models currently in development. The bellows and assemblies are used in a variety of ways in aerospace applications but each product delivered comes with inherent reliability and quality. The product offers lightweight construction, extreme temperature capability and small sizes just to name a few of the product advantages.

Something Ingenious – A spring machined from a solid piece of material

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The machined spring product supplied by ABSSAC has had tremendous success in fuel delivery systems in a number of commercial airline manufacturers as well as being involved in maintenance equipment and UAV applications. Offering a worldwide unique product ABSSAC supplies a precision spring that is actually machined from a solid piece of material. Linear spring rates, choices of material and complete flexibility on how you physically attach the spring to the application are some of the advantages this brings. The current successful Mars Curiosity program integrated springs and couplings into their critical designs where legitimate advantages of performance were fully taken advantage of. Because the products are commonly specified in mission critical components, everything is done to meet the rigorous system safety and performance standards of organisations such as the FAA, DoD, and NASA. To create custom springs the Quality Management System (QMS) AS9100 and ISO9001 can be applied – international standards that the Aircraft, Space, and Defence (AS&D) industry as well as the civil and military aviation industries rely on for quality management, safety, and reliability. Importantly we are also familiar with ITAR and highly experienced in working with DFARS materials.

Aerospace applications success include:

    • Flight Control Components
    • Position Feedback
    • Actuator Valve Springs
    • Landing Gear
    • Fuel Pressure Controller
    • Thermal Vision Systems
    • Braking Systems
    • Ground Support Equipment
    • Wind tunnels
    • In flight refuelling 

Why not set us the challenge, give us a call on 01386 421005


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