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Electroimpact is a world leader in design and manufacturing of aerospace tooling and automation

Electroimpact is a highly experienced aerospace automation company with a high concentration of engineers. Our wide range of projects include complete automation assembly systems for commercial aircraft wings, riveting machines and tools for wing panel and fuselage assembly, advanced fiber placement machines, robotic assembly systems, and spacecraft transportation equipment. Our company was designed by the founder as a haven for engineers, with vertical responsibility for all work from concept to customer acceptance with minimal bureaucracy and barriers to success.

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Massive, speedy robots ready to build composite wings for Boeing 777X
2/5/2016

(Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

In our effort to be a good partner with Boeing and Boeing's efforts to return the favor, we were happy to do a joint interview with Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times for our most recent project with Boeing, the 777x wing skin and wing spar lamination machines.

These machines are a quantum step in performance from our past efforts. In the case of our spar machine equipment, at the time of contracting, we signed up for a very aggressive guaranteed layup time on a test part. During PAT we nearly doubled that promise in performance. The cool thing is that we are asking less of the process to get this work done. This means our equipment should prove to be more reliable and even more productive due to the time saved from reduced re-work that should be the result of less demand on our process.

For both wing skin and spar machines, we are regularly achieving payout speeds up to 4000"/min. On the spar machine we see over 700 lbs/hr instantaneous and on the skin machine a whopping 3500 lbs/hr instantaneous. I'd love to quote the continuous productivity, but I have been asked to keep it under wraps for now…suffice it to say, it is much greater than any equipment we have delivered in the past.

The article that resulted describes well the various moving parts in AFP and Dominic did a great job of interviewing several of our engineers, from the newest guy to the most seasoned.

Read the article at SeatttleTimes.com

Bombardier Opens Global 7000 Assembly Line to Journalists
11/3/2015

Bombardier briefly opened their Global 7000 assembly line to journalists showcasing their updated facility. The upgraded facility features automated part positioning systems that utilize feedback from laser trackers to accurately position parts for assembly. The assembly line has also done away with the use of cranes to move parts in favor of using the Aircraft Transportation Linear Activation System (ATLAS). Robots are used to drill and deburr the thousands of holes used to secure the forward and aft fuselage sections.

Read more at Flight Global
Electroimpact and Boeing - Working Together on 777x
9/9/2015

Electroimpact celebrates Boeing’s decision to build the 777x aircaft and its wings in Washington State. We are excited to be a part of this program and wish Boeing success.

Electroimpact is very pleased to announce our partnership with Boeing on this program. Electroimpact and Boeing have entered into a contract to provide the tooling and equipment for the wingbox assembly in Everett, WA. Boeing’s investment in this project combined with the Composite Wing Center represent the first commercial composite wingbox manufacturing system in North America. These world-class projects reflect a commitment by both companies to aerospace excellence.

We look forward to continuing to work together.

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Seattle Times - Boeing picks Mukilteo firm to supply equipment to assemble 777X wing
New Addition to Composites Technology Center at Marshall Space Flight Center
8/4/2015

An Electroimpact accurate robot outfitted with a carbon fiber tape laying head has been installed at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The robot is attached to a 40-foot-long track and will be used to build composite structures larger than 8 meters in diameter for development and demonstration projects to explore whether composites have a place in the future of the Space Launch System and other spacecraft.

Read the press release and watch the introduction videos on the NASA website
Electroimpact Awarded Patent for Accurate Robot Technology
3/24/2015

A robot mechanism for controlling the position of a machine tool in a large-scale manufacturing assembly includes six rotary axes and one linear axis. Secondary feedback systems are included on at least several of the axes. A controller receives secondary feedback information and uses it to control the position of the machine tool within an accuracy of ±0.3 mm.

Robotic Manufacturing System with Accurate Control

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E7000 Fuselage Riveting Machine developed for Xi'an Aircraft Corporation installing 20 rivets per minute using 3/16" NAS1097 flush head rivets