Applications

  • Routing and drilling


System
Configuration

  • Five-axis, high pressure abrasive water-jet gantries

  • Three CNA flexible tooling systems
    - Two 8' x 50' tables
    - One 6' x 10' table
    - Total 312 servo actuators


Parts

  • Horizontal and vertical stabilizer skins


Aircraft

  • 777


Results

  • Decreased tool lead time by 10 months

  • Lowered non-recurring tooling costs by over $8.0M

  • Lowered recurring costs by over $10.0M since installation

  • Achieved final part accuracy of 0.010-0.015" (from 0.050")

  • Saved facility space 30,000 SF

  • Increased machine utilization time 200%

  • Project duration from concept to production was 16 months (compared to 30 months with traditional tooling system)

  • Reusable on future programs

  • No part rejections due to tooling