Advanced Manufacturing

Stratospheric innovation. At speed

From precision machining and metal fabrication to high specification vacuum brazing and electroforming – our teams of experienced material technicians have the all the capabilities they need to develop bespoke prototypes in-house.

Whatever your thermal management challenges, our teams are able to work side-by-side with you to develop manufacturing solutions, as well as produce high-quality, rapid turnaround batch and repeat work. This means you can tap into our extensive aerospace, high-energy physics and energy experience to deliver stratospheric innovation for your next precision engineering project. At speed.

Vacuum brazing

Highly specialised vacuum brazing sits at the heart of our technical operations. By bringing together unique furnace technology capable of achieving very low base pressures, with a hot zone charge size of 2.5m × 1.5m (diameter × height) – we can achieve high strength, void-free joints with a broad range of materials. The facility is also capable of undertaking sub-contract heat treatment operations, and the thermal cycling of complex assemblies for the space, aerospace and defence sectors.

High precision manufacturing

Our range of high specification CNC machines provide 3-axis and 5-axis milling services. Our machining centres deliver high levels of dimensional accuracy and surface finish. Through using the latest CAD/CAM software we manufacture high tolerance components in a variety of materials including titanium and nickel alloys. This allows our experienced manufacturing team to manufacture high value bespoke components and cost-effective batch production services in sizes up to 700mm × 1100mm.

To find out how we can add value to your manufacturing process, please get in touch with our Advanced Manufacturing and Production team to discuss how we can help. 

A commitment to quality.

Reaction Engines was awarded OxLEP funding to expand our Quality Assurance department. Along with employing a new team of quality assurance specialists, we invested in the latest state of the art CMM technology with a fully tailored ACCURA bridge type CMM solution from ZEISS, integrated with customised CALYPSO software.

What’s more, every component we manufacture comes with an accompanying inspection report, signed off by our CMM inspector, together with all relevant accompanying documentation that ensures the project meets customer requirements on accuracy, conformance and material specification sheets.

AS9001 Aerospace quality management

Reaction Engines achieves AS9001 aerospace quality management certification in boost to manufacturing maturity.