XCOR Aerospace is seeking qualified machine shops in the Midland/Odessa area. In order to do work for XCOR you must be ITAR compliant, which means that only U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) are allowed to work on or observe our parts and prints. Many of our parts are made directly from solid models. XCOR uses Solidworks software to produce our solid models, as well as many of our drawings. Some of our drawings are produced using 2D AutoCAD software.
Your shop must also be comfortable with doing small-batch production, as our typical orders are for small quantities of sophisticated parts. There are exceptions which will be noted below, but XCOR does not generally produce high-part-count work orders. XCOR welcomes shops that are willing to discuss manufacturing optimization with the engineers in charge of the part.
Our typical tolerances are +-0.005". Our primary material is 6061-T6. Other materials include other aluminum alloys, 303 and 304L stainless steel, Inconel 625 and 718, Invar 36, and Ti-6Al-4V, as well as non-metallic materials such as PTFE, CTFE/Kel-F, Delrin, and G-10 glass-reinforced composites.
The list below expresses the various scopes of work we will need done. Your shop does not need to be able to do all of them. Even if you work in only one area, or with one of the materials, we wish to hear from you.
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Please contact the Midland Development Corporation if you can provide these needs or know of a company that can provide these needs.
Pamela Welch – Executive Director