Aerospace/ Aircraft Tooling

Accurate, dependable
solutions for aerospace
tooling, jigs and fixtures

Our aerospace tooling team includes experts in electro-hydraulics, programmable logic controls and motion control analysis for each project’s unique tolerance requirements. We are your reliable source for crucial aerospace tooling under tight deadlines.

 

If one of your production lines shuts down or quality drops, your business is at risk. MI aerospace tooling is a critical component in assuring the smooth operation of any mechanical production line. That’s why we deliver accurate solutions consistently under the tightest of deadlines. Count on us top keep your lines humming.

 

The Machinists team takes time to analyze and understands your manufacturing needs, then integrates a turnkey solution that’s exactly suited to make your production line perform as expected. Turnkey means just that: we design, build, install, and fine tune the system. We guarantee the tooling from our MI plants works. We can even train your operators. Our aircraft tooling has been designed and fabricated for use in composite component fabrication and assembly line jigs in sizes that range from table top to a complete system that occupies a large manufacturing bay.

 

“A new aerospace tooling project always involves hundreds of choices from the concept to delivery”, says the manager of our system integration team. “The greatest benefit to our customers is our ability, at MI, to select the right production path that assures a successful job, time after time.”

Aircraft Composite Tooling And Fixtures Precision Machining Boeing Delta 4 Aircraft Assembly Pins Airbus A 380 Landing Gear Boeing 737 Lift Fitting Landing Gear Strut 400 Aircraft Assembly Support Tools
Aircraft

MI supplies the cutting edge aircraft manufacturing process with many assemblies and services.

MI provides mandrels and forming equipment for composite molds on many types of aircraft. MI provides testing fixtures and assembly tooling and fixtures for many types of aircraft. MI has consistently met important deadlines in support of the aerospace industry.
Composite tooling and fixtures

Composite tooling and fixtures

Used to fabricate an exhaust housing for Bell Helicopter, MI made this tooling board part model to build a composite LM (lay-up mandrel).
Precision machining

Precision machining

MI developed a reliable and cost effective way to cut slots in rock-hard graphite-composite pads for the shuttle’s fuel tanks. Using special jigs and a band saw with tungsten-carbide blades, we achieved extremely fine and accurate cuts with a 100 percent parts yield.
Boeing Delta 4

Boeing Delta 4

MI provided launch support equipment for the new heavy lift rocket program.
Aircraft assembly pins

Aircraft assembly pins

Heat treated and high precision machining and grinding for Boeing Space and Defense used MI to produce assembly Pins for the F-22 program.
Airbus A 380 Landing Gear

Airbus A 380 landing gear

Precision hydraulic cylinder machined to exacting aircraft specifications, continiously delivered on a demanding schedule.
Boeing 737

Boeing 737

Tooling for composite parts on the Boeing 737 upgrade.
Lift fitting

Lift fitting

For the high strength and precision required in the assembly of an aircraft fuselage, MI machined this 36-inch-long lift fitting out of a single 900 lb. block of metal.
Landing gear strut

Landing gear strut

The left landing gear strut in the photo is part of a complete set of landing gear for the 787 static and load testing program. MI provided machining, assembly and finishing for this project.
400 aircraft assembly support tools

400 aircraft assembly support tools

Used on the 787-9, support hardware is used in the 747 Dream Lifter to transporting parts and tooling to manufacturing plants.
Aircraft

MI supplies the cutting edge aircraft manufacturing process with many assemblies and services.

MI provides mandrels and forming equipment for composite molds on many types of aircraft. MI provides testing fixtures and assembly tooling and fixtures for many types of aircraft. MI has consistently met important deadlines in support of the aerospace industry.