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Large Sheet Metal Assembly Machining for Commercial Aircraft

Large Sheet Metal Aircraft Assemblies
Large Sheet Metal Aircraft Assemblies

Our team at Clearwater Engineering was awarded this custom sheet metal assembly project by a customer in the commercial aircraft industry. With an ever growing facility that is comprised of advanced machining and fabrication equipment, we are capable of handling a variety of aluminum and hard metal projects for the aerospace industry, including fracture and maintenance critical parts.

The part shown here is an upper rack assembly formed from 6061-T651 aluminum sheet. The assembly is formed according to applicable Boeing fabrication specifications, holding tolerances as tight as ±0.015", and is assembled in-house. In addition to machining and fabrication, we provide precision assembly of aircraft components and can coordinate any secondary operations as needed.

A chromic acid rinse is used to clean and protect the assembly prior to masking and application of FR Prime to the designated areas. Nondestructive testing is performed to verify conformance to all customer specifications and industry standards. We produce 24 of these assemblies annually with a turnaround time of one month. For additional details regarding this custom aerospace sheet metal fabrication project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Sheet Metal Assembly Project Details

Product Description
Multiple configuration sheet metal assemblies
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Hydroformed Sheet Metal
Overall Part Dimensions
Thickness: 0.062 - 0.125"
Length: 10'
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
Aluminum 6061 T651 Sheet Metal
Material Finish
Chromic Acid Rinse , Masked and FR Prime
In process testing/inspection performed
Non Destructive Testing
Industry for Use
Commercial Aircraft
24 Annual
Delivery/Turnaround Time
1 month
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Fabrication Standards per BAC5300, BAC5004, BAC5047
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