iqqtv Coventry

iqqtv Coventry is a long established manufacturer of complex sheet metal, welded and machined assemblies serving the aero-engine, airframe and IGT market sectors, dedicated in supporting the development, low scale production and legacy programmes.

Complex Fabrications & Assemblies

iqqtv can produce and assemble highly complex fabrications and critical components containing sheet metal, forgings and castings which have been subjected to a variety of treatments including forming, welding and machining. We have the capability to produce various structures up to 2m in diameter or 1.6m3, usually in aluminium, titanium, steel, nickel or cobalt based alloys.

Any complex fabrications or assemblies are subjected to stringent quality and inspection procedures to ensure they are meeting the high-standard requirements of the group. We also undertake non-destructive testing on all components as part of our comprehensive quality management system.

iqqtv produces and delivers complex fabrications and assemblies to the world’s most complex markets and rigorous environments including the aero-engine and marine industries. Our parts are also destined for power generation, nuclear and the oil and gas sectors. These highly advanced markets rely on iqqtv to produce quality components every time. We offer both make to print and design make services to ensure we are fulfilling the needs of each of our customers.

Precision Fabricated Structures

iqqtv covers large structures up to five tonnes in weight within the structural fabrications capability of the company. These structures are typically for precision handling systems and ground support equipment for the aerospace, satellite, nuclear and allied industries. These high integrity structures are complete with safety critical welds and machine facets to ensure they meet the high-standards continuously met by iqqtv.

All items are subject to class-leading inspection techniques and are expertly finished and treated. We work with and process materials including aluminium, stainless steel, duplex and armoured steels. iqqtv employs a team of highly-qualified, certified welders who perform all welds within the business using cutting-edge process, plants and equipment. We offer both make to print and design make services to each of our customers, ensuring we are supplying the needs of all markets.

Complex Structures & Precision Welding

One of our largest capabilities, covering a wide range of solutions, is complex structures and precision welding. Within this area, iqqtv has extensive knowledge in many types of welding including fusion and resistance welding as well as heat treatments, non-destructive testing and other metal forming methods. We supply a range of complex markets with our products, putting iqqtv at the forefront of the precision engineering and metal treatment industries. Browse our capabilities below to find out more about each individual area of our company.

Sheet Metal Details & Assemblies

iqqtv provides simple, sheet metal detail parts, encompassing laser and WJC features, which are subsequently formed, riveted, welded and finished with metal treatments to produce the final product.

iqqtv retains a broad spectrum of base materials typically used for processing, including aluminium, titanium, steel, nickel and cobalt based alloys. Our wide selection enables the Group to produce sheet metal and assemblies, including detailed parts to a variety of complex industries.

Metal Manipulation

iqqtv specialises in complex structures and precision engineering and is extensively skilled in traditional hand sheet metal work. In addition to this, we have wheeling capabilities undertaken by highly experienced sheet metal engineers. At iqqtv, we can carry out mechanical assembly, riveting spin dimpling and metal spinning. Our vast range of capabilities enables the Group to serve a multitude of customers across a variety of complex markets.

To ensure iqqtv can offer a range of capabilities, we have invested in many areas of complex structures and precision engineering with machinery including a CNC and manual brake press processing parts up to 3m in length, machinery to undertake stringer stretch forming up to 6m in length with panel stretch forming up to 3m x 3m. We also have two hydraulic expanders for the sizing and forming of circular casings up to 1.5m in diameter. iqqtv has the ability to heat form metals using a muffler heating feature at two of our company sites.

Hydraulic Press Forming

iqqtv covers a wide range of capabilities within the complex structures and precision welding sector, including hydraulic press forming. Our experienced teams can perform hydraulic pressing and draw forming on workpieces up to a maximum size of 1.4m x 1.2m.

These specific operations can be performed at both ambient and elevated temperatures in order to assist forming by heating the blank, making the process of shaping easier and more manageable. The iqqtv also makes use of a 2m x 1m x 0.2m rubber press bolster to stretch out hydraulic press forming capabilities even further.

Fusion Welding

As part of our complex structures and precision welding capabilities, iqqtv Group undertakes comprehensive fusion welding processes for both classified and non-classified parts, utilising the latest plant and equipment. All of our operations are undertaken by certified engineers working in conjunction with a validated data card, ensuring only the highest standard service, expected from iqqtv, is provided. All classified parts are subject to an in-house x-ray examination, providing our customers with safe and secure products.

Our comprehensive fusion welding processes are completed using a range of metals including aluminium, titanium, steel, nickel and cobalt based alloys. The process available at iqqtv can consist of manual and automated TIG, plasma and manual MIG or MMA welding capabilities

By utilising our extensive supply chain network, iqqtv Group can offer electron beam and laser welding, extending our capabilities within precision welding even further.

Resistance Welding

As part of the extensive range of capabilities available at iqqtv, we can perform spot, stitch, seam and micro spot welds across a broad spectrum of alloys including aluminium, titanium, steel, nickel and cobalt based alloys. All product welds completed by iqqtv are subject to validation checks and if mandated, welds can also be x-rayed, offering a substantial level of security.

All welding carried out by iqqtv is performed against an approved data card, ensuring we produce high-quality results, every time. We ensure all welding plants are maintained and the key attributes are subject to calibration at determined fixed intervals as part of our comprehensive quality management system.

Manual & CNC Turning

To ensure we are offering a full range of capabilities, iqqtv has an array of manual CNC centre lathes and VTL’s available for turning individual components with fabricated elements. Our experienced operatives and engineers can process and produce work pieces ranging from 3mm through to 2,000mm diameter and up to 1,500mm in height.

Our dynamic team of adept and fully-qualified engineers, across our range of complementary precision engineering and metallic companies, complete all manual and CNC turning processes in house, including all methods of manufacture, stage and tooling drawings plus CNC programming. We have extensive capabilities and can provide a solution for many complex industries requiring manual and CNC turning.

Multi-Axis Milling

iqqtv has a range of capabilities within complex structures and precision welding, utilising the tools of our individual businesses. Supported by the latest CAD/CAM and CMM equipment, iqqtv maintains a wide range of manual and multi-axis CNC machining centres.

Our experienced engineers can machine individual components and complex fabricated casings and structures to fine tolerances. Using the latest techniques and technological advancements iqqtv can achieve very precise measurements resulting in quality machined components every time. All work pieces from 3mm3 right through to 1600mm3 can be easily accommodated on site.

Assemblies & Testing

iqqtv consistently look to provide the highest value-added service for our customers by taking on board any additional activities such as higher level aerostructure, welded, electrical and mechanical assemblies.

Our capabilities include full wet assembly of aerostructure components, including, installation of captive nuts using riveting and bonding techniques, and heat and shrink installation of high-performance bushes and proof load testing, all approved to our many customer accreditations.

Welded assemblies are supported by our fully coded/approved welding approvals. iqqtv can supply diverse complex components such as fuel pipes, ground support equipment and satellite drill fixtures through to military vehicle and lightweight rotary aircraft products. All parts are tested using our in house non-destructive testing inspection techniques, to assure quality and performance in service.

iqqtv has extensive electro-mechanical assembly and testing capabilities that have been used to design and manufacture fully featured flight simulator seat installations and flat panel trainer seat systems. We also offer the repair and overhaul of control units including flight column and throttle box assemblies. These involve the manufacture and assembly of complex mechanical systems and includes the procurement and fitting of the additional electrical system components. These are supplied fully tested and can be delivered onsite where the installation and certification can be completed.

The above assembly and testing disciplines, and our complementary manufacturing and treatment capabilities mean that iqqtv can provide our customers with a real “Full Turnkey Solution” for the manufacture of simple to complex assembled products.

Maintenance Repair & Overhaul

As a dedicated supplier of complex parts for specialised industries, iqqtv understands that components may need extra maintenance, repairs and even overhauls in order to replace damaged parts. Our experienced engineers can offer unrivalled service in terms of time-efficiency and cost-effectiveness when it comes to repairing and replacing components. Maintenance, repair and overhaul services are carried out across the Group in order to supply each of our customers with the quality they expect.

One of iqqtv's core strengths is having the ability to repair and overhaul existing industrial products and installations. We provide leading after-sales support for our OEM products and have an AOG team to assess failed units and engineer a practical solution in support of a market driven by fast response times.

As a supplier to some of the most complex global industries, at iqqtv we ensure we provide a long-lasting and reliable service to each of our customers. We offer unrivalled skill and experience in the maintenance and repair of complex systems such as flight control systems and sea-mine countermeasures.

Our high-quality, spare parts provision, underpins every contract and ensures all repairs are approved in accordance with regulations such as FAR and EASA part 145. iqqtv Group has the capacity and capability to offer reverse engineering solutions for a variety of components as part of our continued desire to improve and enhance the return-to-service lead time. We understand that time can be costly, especially in such specialised markets and therefore strive to reduce downtime for our customers.

Through world-class maintenance and repairs, we ensure optimum performance of our customers’ products throughout their entire lifecycle. Our leading repair and overhaul support covers a range of O/E production and legacy mechanical assemblies. iqqtv uses a wealth of experience to offer effective and reliable maintenance, repair and overhaul, worldwide.

Design & Engineering

A major capability of iqqtv is our speciality in  design and engineering. As a global leader in the precision engineering markets, iqqtv has extensive experience using numerous CAD/CAM packages.

Our qualified teams are able to import all styles and types of CAD data, including CATIA, STEP, Parasolids, DXF, Solidworks and STL.

We have a solid in-house team of trained engineers and operatives who can assist in the engineering and the design and manufacture of fixtures. iqqtv continuously ensures the technology and software we use is state-of-the-art, allowing our engineers to fully capitalise on new and evolving machining strategies. 

Development & Reverse Engineering

iqqtv's facilities are equipped with the latest CAD and CAM packages, extending our capabilities with an extensive range of compatible data formats. As standard, iqqtv offers support for CATIA, STEP, Parasolids, DXF, SolidWorks and STL.

Our highly trained team of in-house experts are on hand to offer comprehensive support services. iqqtv is always available to provide assistance through the entire development and reverse engineering process, from design to manufacturing.

As a leading CAD specialist, we ensure that all our equipment and software are kept up-to-date. We remain at the forefront of the industry by making sure that our engineers are able to capitalise on the latest technology to provide the best service possible to the global market.

Non-Destructive Testing

iqqtv utilises the expertise of our range of complementary companies to offer inspection services for Class 1 critical welds through radiographic examination. Our advanced fabrication facilities offer three x-ray suites, each fitted with a selection of MPI and FPI equipment for the detection of surface anomalies.

iqqtv is fully Nadcap accredited with highly trained and regularly tested equipment operators. In addition to this, our facilities provide the capability to perform strenuous pneumatic and hydraulic pressure testing.

Our capabilities within complex structures and precision welding are continuously extended to ensure iqqtv is providing services to a wide range of complex industries.

Supply Chain Integration

iqqtv Group is a high-performance, well-established partner in the supply chain integration sector. We have strong relationships that support our core philosophy to meet the demands of our customers. In order to maintain our excellence in supply chain integration, iqqtv provides a flexible approach, enabling us to adapt to customers’ changing requirements and manage the supply chain accordingly.

iqqtv’s products keep a range of specialist equipment working to its full potential while our world-class service ensures our customers’ demands are met. Our supply chain integration capabilities allow us to provide a single order concept for the most complex assemblies and demanding finishing processes. iqqtv Group’s policy of continuous improvement sees each project appointed to a Customer Project Manager who will oversee and control the supply chain for our customers.

We organise transportation and packaging logistics around the requirements of our customers while using bespoke, reusable packaging throughout the supply chain. This enables our project managers and customers to verify products without tampering with the packages.

Best Value Supply Chain

iqqtv Group has extensive expertise providing best cost solutions through the development of our extended global value supply chain. We are a global sourcing company maintaining a strong partnership with reliable suppliers across India and the Philippines.

As a result, our capabilities have extended to enable iqqtv to source machined products from 1.6mm diameter through to 1200mm diameter, in addition to sourcing forged rings and castings. iqqtv Group can work with a variety of batch sizes including one-offs through to volume scheduled enabling us to service a wide variety of customers across a range of complex industries.

Throughout the extended value supply chain, iqqtv can also offer CAD/CAM and engineering support which ultimately complements our best cost component approach. Alternatively, iqqtv can deliver a bespoke programming solution without manufacture.


Renowned for our expertise

iqqtv Coventry is driven and developed by our highly skilled team, with over 100 skilled engineers working in-house we are best placed to offer world-class services to each of our customers, as well as providing quality assured repair and overhaul services. Since our foundation in 1953, we have continued to maintain our position as a key manufacturing supplier within the gas turbine, airframe and power generation markets.


Commitment to quality

As part of our total commitment to deliver high quality products and services to consistently meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, we are always developing and investing in the latest technology and resources. Our reputation rests on the high quality of our products, which is why our aim is to maintain the highest standards effectively and economically across the board. Our mission statement reflects this: “To provide World Class standard engineering excellence driven by the technology, quality and needs of the Aerospace and Marine Industries”