Applications

  • Routing and drilling

  • Waterjet cutting


System
Configuration

  • Dual-masted, five-axis, high pressure abrasive water-jet cutter and high speed router

  • 8' x 20' standard tooling table

  • 8' x 20' flexible tooling system table

  • CNA POGO flexible tooling system
    - Integrated controller
    - 152 pockets
    - 83 POGO actuators


Parts

  • Metal and composite wing skins

  • Fuselage panels


Aircraft

  • FA-18E/F


Results

  • Avoided design and fabrication of 50 fixtures

  • Eliminated need to store and handle tooling fixtures

  • Reduced tool retrieval and setup time

  • Reduced ship set cycle time

  • Simplified and reduced engineering changes to tooling

  • Accuracy of produced parts contributed to shorten fabrication cycle times and reduced inspection time

  • JSF prototype testing production processes

  • Lowered scrap and rework requirements

  • Allows for JIT process support