Vermont Aerospace Manufacturing emphasizes complex engine components for prime aerospace and defense contractors. It specializes in CNC machining, water and laser jet cutting, welding, sheet metal fabrication and brazed, mechanical and welded assembly. VAM also machines carbon, stainless and high-temperature alloys, castings and forgings. The company s manufacturing advantages emerge from its use of lean manufacturing principles such as six sigma, total quality management and total productive maintenance. VAM s facility capabilities include tool and fixture design and construction, CNC coordinate measuring machine inspection, CNC machine tool programming and 3-D solids design, modeling and translation. The company is based in Lyndonville, Vt.