E7000 Squeeze riveter for Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation ARJ21 is capable of installing 20 rivets per minute
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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.


Electroimpact Apprentices Recognized in Local UK Paper

Several of Electroimpact’s machine shop apprentices have had a lot of success at the WorldSkills UK Competition including three out of the six UK finalists in CNC milling category. Read the full article below!

Top class apprentices prove hard to beat
Herbert Cupp Joins Electroimpact

Electroimpact is pleased to introduce Herbert Cupp as our new Engineering Consultant in the C-Frame Riveter Division. Herb joined the Electroimpact Team August 2016. He brings with him an impressive and well-rounded 37-year record in the Aerospace sales, and service industry.

Herb has worked in the Aerospace Industry since 1978 and has been involved in Project Management, Sales, Service and Design phases of all the equipment manufactured by his previous employer, which he joined in 1999. Since then he has overseen the manufacturing of over thirty (30) Portable Series Riveters and have increased the design from a standard 12” and 24” C-Frame to a 36” 60” and 84” capacity while also manufacturing other new equipment and rebuilds as required for his Aerospace Customers.

Please feel free to contact him for all of your equipment needs, including Portable Riveting, C-Frame Drill Rivet Machines, and any tooling needs to include machine spares you may have requirements on.

Herbert Cupp
Boeing Opens Doors to New 777x Wing Factory

Dubbed the 777X Composite Wing Center, the facility in Everett, WA will produce the 114ft long and 23ft wide composite wings using Electroimpact gantry style AFP machines. Half of the facility is dedicated to a clean room for laying the carbon fiber composites while the other half houses autoclaves for bonding the tape layers and an area for trimming and drilling the cured wings.

Watch the King5 segment on the new facility
Article and pictures from Gizmodo
Electroimpact, Inc. receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Mukilteo, WA, February 8, 2016 today announced that it has received a 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Electroimpact maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015.

This year, Boeing recognized 530 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Electroimpact is one of only 423 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

Massive, speedy robots ready to build composite wings for Boeing 777X

(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 SeattleTimes.com

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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