Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes manufacturing organization at Troy, Ohio has machining, material finish and assembly capabilities. Major equipment utilized includes computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines and laser cutting machinery. Material finish includes heat treat furnaces, shot peen equipment and chemical processing (anodize and conversion coating). The assembly area is responsible for the assembly of wheels and brakes from manufactured and purchased components. This area includes the paint operation and final acceptance testing. Other key areas that provide specialized support include a tool room for fabricating fixtures and prototype hardware, and a metrology lab for supplying factory gages, performing calibration, and coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection.
State-of-the-art manufacturing requires commitment to new and more cost effective methods of doing business. Goodrich believes in a “least waste way” to control and reduce costs. Continuous improvement is integrated in all facets of our business at Aircraft Wheels and Brakes. We continually evaluate our manufacturing equipment and processes to ensure a high quality product is delivered to our customers. Increased efficiencies also provide value to our customers by enabling us to manufacture quality products at competitive prices.
Goodrich Aircraft Wheels and Brakes knows that the future requires commitment and investment. We are ready to meet future challenges in this evolving aerospace market.