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ADS Capabilities

Commitment to Excellence Means Commitment to Innovation

The ADS strategic commitment to the aerospace industry is exemplified by the global technology resources that Timken dedicates to meet the latest aviation challenges, including full prototype testing at the ADS facility in Manchester, Connecticut.

This investment in innovation allows our scientists, metallurgists and engineers to drive the development of technologies that enhance operational characteristics, improve performance and service life, while retaining the original form, fit and function of this mission critical equipment.


Plant Features and Benefits

State-of-the-Art. Lean. Purpose Built

At nearly 200,000 square feet, the Timken Aerospace Drive Systems (ADS) facility in Manchester, Connecticut is one of the largest and most well-equipped of its kind. Recently expanded to include a dedicated bay for the overhaul and repair (O&R) of helicopter transmissions, and with new investment in state-of-the-art machining centers, ADS has never been better positioned to offer world-class products and services to its customers. It really is that simple.

Investments in manufacturing excellence include:

Precision Gear
  • AGMA class 15 parallel axis gears
  • Cylindrical and spiral bevels to 36" D
  • Curvic couplings to 31" D
  • Comprehensive metrology
Precision Gearing
CNC Turning
  • VTLs and lathes with turning capacity to 72" D
  • Superalloy machining expertise
  • Can hold tolerances to .0001"
  • Hard turning up to 63 Rockwell
CNC Milling
  • 4-axis and 5-axis machining centers
  • High speed Niigata and Deckel Maho milling machines
  • Pallet systems, dedicated tooling for fast set-ups
  • Tolerances held within .0003"
Special In-house
Process Capabilities
  • Metallurgical lab
  • Heat treating
  • Normalizing
  • Vacuum carburizing
  • Austenitizing
  • Die quenching
  • Cryogenic treatment
  • Age hardening
  • Stress relief
More about our products and services:
Precision machining
100% TSB, 100% on-Time, 100% on-Spec, 100% on-Budget


Aerospace Drive Systems
586 Hilliard Street
Manchester, CT 06042
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