Component machining is an essential process for many manufacturing industries from medical devices to automotive parts. It is also instrumental in every step of the construction of an airplane and its parts, and is often used to manufacture tools and other supporting equipment. While machining pervades many sectors, the aerospace industry requires the use of advanced materials and more complex processes, with the highest quality standards.

This chapter will focus exclusively on companies that perform this essential process, analyzing their strengths and the challenges they have to overcome in terms of pieces, finances, support and equipment to enter, grow and consolidate in this sector.