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Sunshine Metals

Sunshine Metals is a world-class supplier of speciality metals and custom supply chain services for aerospace and defence applications.

The standard range includes 2000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 series of aluminium plate, rod, bar and forged block.

From its new facility in California and its strategically placed service centres in Kansas and West Virginia, Sunshine Metals is a leader in the optimisation of raw materials, with an offering which includes:

  • Vendor managed inventory programmes
  • Near net shapes
  • Profiles
  • Semi-finished products and kitting
  • Reduced run and set-up time
  • Increased throughput
  • Scrap/revert utilisation
  • Reduced time from raw material to finished part

The company’s value-added services are provided through some 26 machines:

  • Multi-axis machining
  • 3-axis and 5-axis machining (from .25" to 25" thick, max width of 180" and 480" length)
  • Nesting
  • Drilling/tapping
  • Milling
  • Surfacing
  • Dovetailing and prepping sawing
  • Standard, precision, vertical and horizontal
  • Plate saw cutting (max of 14” thick)
  • Band saw cutting (max of 21” thick)
  • Straight, circle and shape-cutting capabilities

In terms of quality control, Sunshine Metals offers CMM inspection, USI testing, heat-treating or retempering, electrical conductivity and hardness testing.