Facilities

Apex is located in Decatur Alabama adjacent to the Rocket Factory for United Launch Alliance. We operate in two building with a total square footage of about 30,000 square feet. The facility sets on three acres.

Our expertise focuses on Tooling and Ground Support Equipment. Our capabilities are tailored towards Welding, Machining, Proof Loading, Metrology Services, On-Site Installations and retrofits.

Welding Equipment

Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility has the ability to perform several different welding processes and holds certifications in AWS-D1.2, AWS-D1.1, Mil Std 2219, Class C, Mil Std 1595A, ADT-GT-103. Our welding personnel go through a standard re-certification process annually along with vision testing and drug screening. Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility has completed several work stands, an EELV Shipping container, and various process fixtures for the Boeing Delta IV and several other tight tolerance Aluminum and Steel fixtures.

QTY MANUFACTURER EQUIPMENT TYPE & SPECIFICATIONS
1 Miller Syncrowave 350 LX CC-AC/DC Squarewave welding unit.
1 Lincoln IdleArc TIG 300/300 AC/DC Arc welding machine.
1 Miller XMT 304 CC/CV DC Inverter Arc welding machine with a Miller XR-A Extended reach wire feeder.
1 ESAB MigMaster 250 wire feed welder with spool gun capability.
1 Miller AEAD-200LE Constant Current AC/DC welding generator. (Propane)
1 Miller Millermatic-250X wire feed welding machine.
1 ESAB PCM-1125 Plasma Cutting Machine.
1 LEE Oxygen/Acetylene Track Torch.
1 Apex DryRod P-5 Electrode Stabilizing Oven.
5 Victor Oxygen/Acetylene Torch rigs.
4 Apex 120″ x 120″ welding fixture tables leveled to +/- .003.
1 Apex 75″ x 96″ welding fixture table.
3 Apex 48″ x 100″ welding fixture tables.
1 Apex 48″ x 72″ welding fixture table.
1 Apex 24″ x 120″ welding fixture table.
4 Apex Qualified Visual Weld Inspectors

Machining Equipment

Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility has the CNC capabilities to machine details from extremely tight tolerance details to large fixtures. Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility has been a supplier for the aerospace and commercial industries since our establishment in North Alabama.

QTY MANUFACTURER EQUIPMENT TYPE & SPECIFICATIONS
1 Sport K-3 2 axis CNC milling machine with 10 x 50 table with digital read out and powered Z axis.
1 Jet 3hp 2 axis milling machine with 10 x 50 table with digital read out and Vertex 12″ rotating chuck.
1 Bridgport 2 axis milling machine with 9 x 42 table.
1 Jet 1880ZX eared Head Precision lathe 24 x 100 cap with digital read out.
1 Apex 20″ vertical band saw.
1 Apex 20″ variable speed semiautomatic horizontal band saw.
1 Black Diamond GR-10 Drill grinder/Sharpener.
1 Jet 20″ drill press.
1 Leeland-Gifford 23″ drilling station.
1 PowerMatic 24″ single head drilling station.
1 Apex 6″ carbide grinder.
1 Delta 12″ drill press.
1 Jet 1.5HP 6 x 48 belt/12″ disc grinder.
1 DoAll 36″ x 72″ Granite shop grade inspection table.
In addition to the machinery list above, we have various supporting equipment and tooling for many different applications of light machining.

Proof Load Equipment

The Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility was originally established to provide support for the Boeing-Delta IV facility. Since being established the facility has developed into one of the Southeast’s leading, and one of the most respected proof loading facilities. With 360° proof load capacities in excess of 250,000 pounds, the majority of your requirements for proof loading can be completed in 24 to 48 hours from receiving the fixture. Apex Design Technology’s Decatur facility holds the ability to fabricate a proof load fixture that will simulate actual loads requires to perform a lifting function that the tool was designed to perform. The Decatur facility holds verification status with the Boeing Delta IV facility for witnessing proof loads.

QTY MANUFACTURER EQUIPMENT TYPE & SPECIFICATIONS
1 Apex Indoor -100,000-pound capacity proof loading platform with triple cylinder 25-foot vertical and 20 foot horizontal capability.
1 Apex Outdoor- 250,000+ pound capacity proof loading platform with stand alone capability.
1 Haldex Hydraulic unit.
1 TL-2000 250,000 pound capacity load cell.
1 Dyna-Link 100,000 pound capacity load cell.
1 Dyna-Link 25,000 pound capacity load cell.
1 CM 6375 20,000 pound capacity chain-fall on 25′ trolly.
1 Jet 8,000 pound capacity chain-fall on 25′ trolly.
4 Jet 4,000 pound capacity chain-fall on 25′ trolly.
In addition to the equipment listed above, we have various jigs and rigging needed to perform proof load certifications in an “as used” condition. Customer drawing requirement for proof loads are inspected prior to the fabrication of specific fixtures used in proof load certifications.

Shop Equipment

QTY MANUFACTURER EQUIPMENT TYPE & SPECIFICATIONS
1 Yale 11,000 lb cap forklift.
1 Yale 8,000 lb cap forklift.
1 White 4,000 lb cap forklift.
1 Skyjack scissor lift.
1 Kaeser Sigma Profile AS-30 Air compressor with a Kaeser KRD 125 air dryer/oiler.
1 Apex 6.5 HP 60 gallon air compressor.
1 Apex 14″ vertical chop saw.
1 Apex 10″ compound vertical miter saw.
1 Apex 10″ table saw.
2 Wild/Bronson NA/M190 automatic levels with multiple stands.
2 Bronson Jig transits with multiple stands.
1 Leica LTD-500 Laser Tracker unit.
1 Graco 395 ST-Pro airless paint sprayer.
1 Graco 695 Ultra-Max airless paint sprayer.
15 Apex 36″ x 72″ assembly tables.
In addition to the equipment listed above, we have various hand tools needed for fabrication of customer requested tooling fixtures.

Highlights

Welding – AWS-D1.2 & 1.1, Mil Std 2219, Class C, Mil Std 1595A, ADT-GT-103<

Machining – 2, 3, 4 & 5 axis

Proof Loading – 360° proof load capacities in excess of 250,000 pounds

Certifications – AS9100 & ISO9001