Aero-Tec Case Study

Milling Composites/Plastics for Illuminated Instrument/Control Panels

Aero-Tec Industries, based in Seminole, OK, manufactures a wide variety of internally illuminated control panels for usage in fixed wing, rotary wing and simulator applications. A large percentage of these are manufactured to be compatible with night vision goggles. Special lamp filtration and paints are required for this.

In 2005, Aero-Tec President, Charles Harbert set out to find a CNC machine capable of batch machining illuminated displays for aircraft communications gear from cast acrylic. But these were to be no ordinary displays and to produce them to exacting specifications Aero-Tec needed to find an extraordinary piece of equipment.

It’s amazing how much work goes into a finished military part. But, if that’s what keeps us all safe then it’s worth the effort — and if the quality of this part is critical to that safety, then DATRON is literally a lifesaver.

The Industry: Aerospace

The Customer: Aero-Tec

Aero-Tec Industries, based in Seminole, OK, manufactures a wide variety of internally illuminated control panels.