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Leading Manufacturer, Supplier & Retailer of Supply Chain Management Services, Anodized Structural Aerospace Parts and Large Sheet Metal Assembly Machining.

Supply Chain Management Services

  • Product Description Hinge Support Assembly
  • Capabilities Applied/Processes Machining Forming Assembly
  • Overall Part Dimensions Thickness: 2" 7050 plate 0.125" Sheet 6061T6
  • Volume 24 Monthly
  • Delivery/Turnaround Time 1 month

At Clearwater Engineering, we provide precision turnkey manufacturing of numerous components and assemblies for the commercial aircraft industry. The assembly highlighted here is a hinge support that is comprised of 7050 AMS 4050 aluminum plate and 6061 T-651 aluminum sheet. The assembly is manufactured by forming and machining individual components to Boeing BAC5300, BAC5004, BAC5047 fabrication standards, holding tolerances as tight as ±0.030". The fabricated components are assembled using hi-locks, bolts, nuts, and nut plates. After assembly, the hinge support is protected against corrosion using a chromic-acid rinse before it is masked and coated with FR Prime, according to customer specifications. In addition to machining and fabrication, we can facilitate any necessary secondary processes with high quality vendors, simplifying the supply chain and reducing overall turnaround time. We produce 14 of these assemblies annually with a lead time of one month. As a growing manufacturer with a modern facility, we can efficiently accommodate a wide range of production volumes and component types with precision and efficiency. For additional details regarding this turnkey aerospace manufacturing project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Anodized Structural Aerospace Parts

  • Product Description Fracture critical rib used to Support a Nacelle Structure
  • Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary: Machining Anodizing Secondary: Painting
  • Overall Part Dimensions Thickness: 3" Length: 39" Width: 11"
  • Tightest Tolerances ±.002"

The components and assemblies we produce at Clearwater Engineering are used in fracture critical applications by customers throughout the aerospace industry. The component shown here is a rib which is used to support the nacelle structure in an aircraft. The 3" thick rib is machined from high strength 2219-T851 plate and measures 39" in length and 11" in width. We have an extensive array of CNC milling and turning equipment capable of holding tight tolerances and efficiently machining an array of production volumes. For this project, tolerances as tight ±0.002" were held in accordance with customer specifications. Although ideal for its high strength to weight ratio, untreated 2219-T851 aluminum is subject to corrosion. To protect the rib from corrosion, the part was anodized to enhance corrosion resistance and provide a primed substrate prior to painting. The part is subjected to nondestructive testing, which is used to verify conformance to customer specifications and industry standards. We produce approximately 24 of these parts annually with a lead time of one month. For additional details regarding this fracture critical aerospace machining project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Large Sheet Metal Assembly Machining

  • Product Description Multiple configuration sheet metal assemblies
  • Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary: Hydroformed Sheet Metal
  • Tightest Tolerances ±.015"
  • Material Finish Chromic Acid Rinse , Masked and FR Prime
  • Volume 24 Annual

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.

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