Always problem-solving. Always innovating. Always exceeding expectations. 

Schafer Aerospace is ready to take on the opportunities you face in the aerospace and defense industries. Order after order our innovative engineering, unsurpassed precision, strict quality controls and relentlessly on-time delivery will match or exceed your expectations. If we currently don’t have the equipment or processes you need to get the job done, let’s talk. We aim high when it comes to helping you make our skies and nation safer.

Providing unparalleled engineering experience and support for your next project

The manufacturing engineers at Schafer Aerospace have extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industries. None of your other choices for component/gear manufacturing comes close to offering you the talent you will find here. We build-to-print your products from concept to fabrication to prototype to assembly with such precision and quality that when your product arrives on your shop floor it is ready to use. No delays. No scrap. No frustration.

But where we really excel is manufacturing your most complex components, gears and shafts. Our decades of experience help us solve manufacturing problems no one else has tackled. You get design improvements based on in-the-skies experience. You get better results because we willingly adapt our processes and invest in equipment that raises the bar for precision and quality. And you’re not left on your own. We stay in contact with you after delivery to ensure your satisfaction. Because at Schafer Aerospace our entire team takes pride in being part of what you make and making it better.

Lean manufacturing keeps costs competitive

At Schafer Aerospace we watch our costs to keep your costs in line, too. Our commitment to the Drum Buffer Rope/Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing eliminates unnecessary expenses and reduces our prices.

A leader in on-time delivery

Missed delivery dates are one of the biggest frustrations in your business. If the gears, shafts and components aren’t on your dock when you need them, you deal with costly production downtime. That’s why Schafer Aerospace sets the bar high for on-time delivery in our industry. We’ve invested in the Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing to ensure your orders arrive when you expect them. And if you face unanticipated production needs, call us. We are small enough to be agile, yet have the capacity to respond quickly so your lines keep running.

Here are our capabilities that will help you build quieter, better performing, more cost-competitive products.

Manufacturing Engineering Support

  • Experienced aerospace and defense manufacturing engineering
  • Rough concept to fabrication, prototype and assembly 
  • Built to print prototypes and scale-up production   

Grinding and Hobbing

  • Gear cutting
  • CNC fine pitch hobbing
  • Manual hobbing
  • CNC cylindrical grinding

CNC Gear Shaping

  • Internal
  • External

Milling & Turning

  • Swiss turning
  • CNC turning
    • Twin spindle
      • 5 x 7 axis with milling
    • Single spindle
    • Bar feed loading capabilities


  • Wire
  • Plunge

Manufacturing Engineering & Integration

  • Drum Buffer Rope/Theory of Constraints model of lean manufacturing


  • Hard machining
  • Difficult materials


  • Component
  • Part Marking
    • Laser
    • Vibro PEEN
    • Dot peening
    • Inking