Mansfield, April 05, 2014 Jaivel was commissioned by Mettis Aerospace to support NPI for T-Clip parts for Boeing 787 Dreamliner, at a then full rate production of 10 aircraft per month (2014). The project involved NPI for 126 parts, which included titanium-forged components that connect the rear pressure bulkhead to the main aircraft frame.

The objective was to introduce new t-clips at rate 13. The challenge was to achieve this with lights out machining and to minimise cutting tool numbers in the machine carousel.

Jaivel had complete responsibility for these parts, from raw material to inclusion in the production line, providing turn-key NPI solutions. This covered capital expense optimisation, selection of machine tools, process design and full rate process implementation.

Key aspects of the project included: feature-based cutting tool standardisation; design & manufacturing of fixtures; post processor development; CNC programming & digital validation; and First Article Inspection Support(FAIR).

The outcomes delivered were a reduction in lead times from 14 to 9 months and a 27% reduction in engineering costs.
The Mettis Aerospace head of manufacturing for this section said: “On the success of this project, I am delighted to announce our strategic partnership with Jaivel. We see Jaivel’s manufacturing process excellence as a great fit with our business model and growth plans.”

About Jaivel Aerospace:

For Jaivel Aerospace, “Out of  The Box Thinking” is more than a cliché – It reflects our passion to push the boundaries of possible.

Jaivel Aerospace is an aerospace manufacturing firm that develops manufacturing technologies for structures, engines, actuation systems, landing gears as well as satellites. With its deep industry insight, Jaivel creates the best cost manufacturing solutions enabling clients to be Globally Competitive across aerospace manufacturing value streams. Jaivel’s Intelligent Manufacturing Engineering & Smart Tooling solutions leverages fresh design thinking and innovation to create an enriched User Experience and enhanced client’s profitability.

Jaivel Aerospace team’s relentless pursuit to simplify – cut through complexity to offer a solution everyone understands, has inspired the trust of Global 100 aerospace clients.

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