Aerospace & Defence

Aerospace & Defence

Marand has emerged as a key player in the commercial and military aerospace industry and are now expanding that success across the broader defence sector.

As Australia’s leading aerospace tooling supplier with a wide ranging experience and proven ability to meet precise quality requirements , we have become a significant supplier of production facilities, machining fixtures, assembly fixtures and lay-up mandrels for composite component manufacture, gauging and precision machined components

Designer, Manufacturer, Integrator and Exporter. Proven.

Our CAD/CAM facility utilising the latest Design, FEA & Manufacturing software linked to our CNC machinery, allows Marand to provide a wide range of specialist services on a full range of complex jigs and fixtures for aerospace and defence components. A Quality System Accredited to AS9100 Aerospace quality standard underpins the success of our business and this is complemented by our NATA certified in-house laboratory.

 

Our involvement includes the supply of precision airframe tooling on projects such as the Pilatus PC-9 turbo prop trainer, Boeing 737,747, 757 and 777 rudder and aileron programs, 787 Flaperon and Aileron programs, Airbus A330/340 undercarriage doors and wing tip assemblies, British Aerospace Nulka electronic decoy (rocket) and McDonnell Douglas MD Explorer helicopter.

Marand has fabricated and machined complex shaped Aluminium, Steel & Invar lay-up mandrels and fixtures for the FA/18 E & F version Hornet fighter contract and has been a large contributor of CS&E (control surfaces and edges) tooling to the F35 JSF program globally.

In the ground support field, Marand has designed, developed and manufactured various engine removal and installation trailers that have featured full non-powered, mechanical operation with the capability to raise, align and install large engines up to a rated 10 tonnes. In addition, Marand has recently developed a unique, world-leading manually-operated hydraulic mobility system capable of driving and holding 7 tonnes up a 5 degree incline with an input of only 200 watts. With this level of design and development experience, Marand is more than capable of delivering an outstanding result for any of your ground support equipment requirements.

These and other programs have assisted us to develop our in-house expertise in the design, manufacture and CMM / Laser Tracker verification, and installation of the following types of equipment:

Our capabilities in Aerospace defence include

  • Aerostructure sub assemblies
  • Ground support equipment
  • Interchangeable Modules & special products
  • Tooling
    • Sub and final assembly jigs
    • Component and final assembly check fixtures
    • Lay-up mandrels for composite parts
    • Routing and drill fixtures including Robotic Automation Solutions
    • Resin transfer moulding (RTM) tooling and facilities
    • Co-cure bond tooling for composite parts.
  • Facilities
  • Automation
  • Supply chain management
  • Production Simulation
  • Design capability

Marand has received source acceptance approval from BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin on the F35 JSF Programme and has also received the 2009 Lockheed-Martin Excellence award and 2010 Lockheed-Martin Quality Mission success award.

Latest News

  • BAE Systems and Marand announce teaming agreement on Land 400

    2 February 2017

    BAE Systems Australia and leading Australian defence SME Marand today announced a teaming agreement for LAND 400, building on the companies’ long-term partnership on major projects.

    Marand will contribute leading cross-sector expertise gained from the automotive, aerospace, rail and defence sectors to the program, providing a range of production engineering solutions. The company has proven experience in welding ballistic steel, advanced machining and complex assembly performed on a daily basis for defence exports, and has been designing, building and launching vehicular production lines for over 30 years.

    BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Glynn Phillips, said:

    “I am delighted that Marand has chosen to work with BAE Systems Australia on Land 400. Today’s announcement demonstrates how Australian industry is getting behind our solution for the Australian Army.”

    Marand Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Stocker, said:

    “BAE Systems is a great partner. The Company delivers on its industrial commitments, transferring technology that has allowed Marand to create high skilled jobs and defence exports. We have already proven that we can deliver complex defence production technology transfers in Australia with 100 percent quality and delivery performance.”

    BAE Systems worked with Marand on its transition from the automotive and aerospace to defence industry through collaboration on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program more than 10 years ago. BAE Systems provides titanium parts to Marand which are used in the manufacture of F-35 vertical tail fins in Australia and are in turn exported to the USA under contract from BAE Systems in the UK.

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    In July last year, BAE Systems and Land 400 bid partner Patria were confirmed as one of two tenders selected to take part in the 51 week Risk Mitigation Activity for the Australian Army’s Land 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program.

    BAE Systems and Patria are offering the combat-proven AMV35 for Land 400 Phase 2. The team is committed to manufacturing the AMV35 locally with an industry solution that will grow local manufacturing knowledge, create jobs and bring further economic benefits to the Australian SME supply chain.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    More info: http://www.baesystems.com/en-aus/article/bae-systems-and-marand-announce-teaming-agreement-on-land-400

    Media Contacts

    Marand: Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 / alexl@marand.com.au

    BAE Systems: Kaye Noske +61 (0) 8 8480 7574 / kaye.noske@baesystems.com

  • First in Australia, Marand now accredited for NADCAP Measurement & Inspection

    Marand is now accredited for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection by The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).

    At the time of accreditation, Marand was Australia’s 1st company and 1 of only 8 companies globally to receive the accreditation.

    “Marand’s achievement in receiving Nadcap M&I accreditation gives our customers’ confidence in Marand’s ability to measure and inspect its aerospace products. The fact that we achieved the accreditation is testament to the processes, people and capabilities we already had in place to serve our customers.” Rohan Stocker, Marand CEO.

    Measurement and inspection techniques are used throughout the aerospace and defense industry to verify dimensions ensuring production meets client quality requirements.

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    Marand Nadcap Measurement & Inspection certificate for CMM and Laser Tracker measurement and inspection.

     

    About Nadcap

    Nadcap is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries.

    About Marand

    Marand designs and manufactures complex and innovative equipment and products to the aerospace, defence, automotive, rail and renewable energy industries. Our customer base includes companies such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Boeing, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

    Our expertise in applying innovative manufacturing and production techniques, with precision where needed, delivers substantial financial benefits to our customers. This has resulted in Marand being the largest Australian supplier on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter programme. In addition to the F-35 Vertical Tails program, Marand is the global sole source of the F-35 engine removal and installation trailer.

    Media Contacts

    Alex Lyon on +61 417 384 223 or alexl@marand.com.au

  • Marand continues global F-35 success in training domain

    Following on from their very successful work in manufacturing vertical tails, an extensive range of aerostructures tooling and the F-35 engine installation and removal trailer, Marand has recently competed for and won a contract from Lockheed Martin for the detail design and manufacture of new F-35 Lightning II training technology. Marand will design the fuselage assembly for an engine and lift fan removal and installation trainer (ELFRIT) for the F-35 program.

    The initial ELFRIT will be delivered to the U.S. and will be used to train maintenance crews in the precision tasks of removing and installing engines and lift fans. Marand hopes that further examples of ELFRIT might be required at a number of the major F-35 sustainment bases worldwide.

    The contract for the initial ELFRIT represents around 45 person-years of additional Australian input to the F-35 program. Marand envisages that over 95% of the labour input will be carried out by Australian companies and a large proportion of the material content will also be locally sourced.

    Marand’s proven capability to develop and test innovative multi-purpose mechanical systems will be used for this contract.

    Marand’s General Manager of Aerospace and Defence, Mr Steve Mellor said, “This is another great opportunity for the Marand team to provide more innovative solutions into the F-35 programme. We are very excited to have the opportunity.”

    Marand expects to complete the design phase mid-2017 and to deliver the first unit late 2018.

    Contact

    Alex Lyon – Business Development Manager
    E: alex_lyon@marand.com.au
    M: +61 417 384 223