Mechanical Shop is a 12,200 sq. ft. high bay development and
integration space capable of supporting the multiple, simultaneous
cockpit development efforts. We
have equipment to work on aluminum and steel, including a
50-ton press brake and a hydraulic shear.
technician has a dedicated workbench and set of hand tools,
and additional workbenches and tools are procured when staff
are added. Technicians have direct access to the engineering
team throughout the fabrication and installation process,
reducing risk and cost.
mechanical designs and manufactured electrical components are
modeled and analyzed in 3D CAD packages, such as Solid Works,
ProE, and COSMOS. This ensures a more efficient integration
period as well as compatibility, proper clearances, range of
motion, etc. Design components—such as Control Loading—undergo
mathematical analysis to verify that specific design requirements
are met. Reviews are held at different design stages to
ensure accuracy of the design, quality of the work, and dissemination
of information across the team.