Listen. Evaluate. Innovate.


Aerospace Fabrication & Materials, LLC (AFM) designs, manufactures, and installs Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Blankets and associated passive thermal control parts for aerospace and cryogenic applications. With an average of over 25 years of experience in developing MLI systems, our team is ready to assist you in fulfilling your thermal control needs.

We have a wide array of services we provide that can be matched to your project requirements; large to small, engineering intensive to build to print. We work to create win-win partnerships with our clients. Let us guide you through the process of completing your project by contacting us for a quote today.


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To develop and provide Multi-Layer Insulation Blankets and Soft Good Products that satisfy extreme environments.

Our Mission

AFM’s experience encompasses the entire product process allowing our team to work with you at the project inception to assess part requirements. Our team of engineers and managers then provide analytical and experimental feedback to verify acceptance to requirements. Production is carried out by our fabricators who are experts in core competencies of sewing, taping, and sealing of vacuum metalized thin films and fabrics. Verified by inspectors these finished parts are ready for your environment or as we say – Engineered for the Extreme.


Our goal is to provide our clients with outstanding product performance through our design process.

Our Vision

Product performance is achieved through our core values of listening, evaluating, collaborating, and team synergy. Coupled with our knowledge and experience, these values guide our actions and shape our relationships with our clients. Together we achieve excellence.

Our Team

Our Team

Our success is driven by the experience and knowledge of our team, the commitment and skills of our fabricators, the focus and meticulousness of our inspectors, and the imagination and insight of our engineers.

Our Facility

Our Facility

AFM occupies a 20,000 sq ft facility in Farmington, MN built to suit the manufacture of soft goods. We have five clean rooms with capabilities to maintain Class 10,000 environments for extreme MLI needs. Various handling equipment and workstations allow us to customize workflow to tailor our shop to your needs.