Andrews Laser Works (ALW) was founded in Wichita, Kansas as Andrews Machine Works in 1946. In the 1950's, the company began making military components for General Electric. After two acquisitions, the company consolidated its facilities in Covington, Kentucky, where it expanded with new laser capabilities. One year later, GE awarded ALW "Best in Class" - Supplier Excellence, which led to additional opportunities in complex sheet metal assemblies.
ALW’s customer responsiveness, growing capability, and supplier performance led to a new 27,000 sq. ft. facility in Wilder, Kentucky in 2006 with further expansion to 53,000 sq. ft in 2012.
Precision Castparts Corp. acquired Andrews Laser Works in July, 2015.
Laser Cutting: Precision clean cutting of hard/exotic alloys up to ¼”
Abrasive Water Jet Cutting: Materials thicker than ½” and materials not conducive to laser cutting (copper & aluminum)
Forming and Stamping: Brake and punch press lines supported by in-house tool and die manufacture economically run part volumes ranging from a few pieces to tens of thousands
Certified TIG Welding
Bench Assembly: Light assembly of various components including nut plates, clips, hinges, resilient mounts, threaded inserts, and locking devices
Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection
Wire EDM: 15" x 27" x 16" envelope
General Machining: CNC milling, turning, grinding, and drilling
Products & Services
Andrews Laser Works specializes in the fabrication of complex assemblies from Inconel®, steel, and titanium sheet with a core competency in aero engine brackets and components. Our most common bracket size range is 4" - 14", but we manufacture both much smaller and much larger parts. Our key product lines include;
Andrews Laser Works’ systems and processes have evolved to meet the unique needs of the aero engine market, giving it the agility to respond to build schedule changes, rapid prototyping and first article requests, and compressed lead times – all while maintaining consistently superior quality and delivery performance.
Andrews Laser Works also takes pride in supporting our customers’ value engineering initiatives and has been recognized by GE with a “Cost Management Supplier of the Year Award.”
Consistent, high-quality production has historically driven repeat business with our key customers. Quality processes include quarterly internal quality audits and systematic identification and selection of suppliers to ensure quality inputs. Engineers trained in-house help to ensure quality standards and the ALW team actively implements Lean practices.
Approvals and accreditations include:
- ISO 9001-2000
- AS 9100B
- Nadcap laser cutting, TIG welding, and FPI
- OEM (call for specific approvals)
Andrews Laser Works
100 Andrews Way,
Wilder, Kentucky 41071
T: (859) 292-8881