Suburban Machine Goes To Mars

When the phone rang and caller ID said U.S. Government, Bruce St. Hilaire was a little nervous.

When the caller started inquiring about syntactic foam parts, any apprehension quickly gave way to confidence. NASA had called the right company for their syntactic foam needs.

“Yes!” Suburban Machine has access to syntactic foam.
“Yes!” We have the equipment, facilities, and experience to machine it.
“Yes!” We can get your parts to you on time and on budget.

NASA’s Orion Project is the development of their Next Human Exploration Spacecraft. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.

NASA required battery pack holders capable of surviving a trip to Mars, the return trip, and an ocean landing and recovery. Working closely with NASA scientists, Suburban Machine was able to deliver the parts within three weeks, even though syntactic foam milling requires special techniques and the part was .012 inches thick in some places. The job was right in our wheelhouse.

Whether you are going to explore the depths of space or the depths of the ocean, Suburban Machine Inc. can handle your specific syntactic foam requirements quickly and with ease.

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