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Design, Engineering & Fabrication of a Composite Bond Assembly Tool

HYE Precision Products is a leading fabricator of large scale industrial components and tooling, with a reputation as a provider of complex high precision assemblies. We were approached by an aerospace manufacturer for the design, engineering, and fabrication of a composite bond assembly tool. This large assembly was designed for use in the fabrication of a service boom arm used for the space shuttle.

Our engineering team designed this assembly per the customer specifications; incorporating features such as a knee base air float system, with six degrees of adjustability, and an overall high degree of rigidity which helps to minimize deflection. In addition, a system of casters with three points leveling is also used to provide increased stability. Components were composed of aluminum and steel, and fabricated utilizing our in-house CNC machining and welding capabilities, as well as hard anodizing and painting. The finished assembly featured dimensions of 22′ in length with a weight of 3,650 lbs. The entire project, from design to delivery was completed in only 8 weeks.

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Composite Bond Assembly Tool Project Highlights

Product Description
This tool is use to produce the service boom arm for the space shuttle.
Design, Engineering, & Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Design Engineering
Fabrication – CNC Milling, Welding


Overall Part Dimensions
22.00′ Length
Weight: 3650lbs
Material Used
Aluminum, Steel
Material Finish
Paint, Hard Anodize
Additional Facts
Design Details:

  • Knee Base Incorporated Air Float Feature
  • Knee Bases have Six Degrees of Freedom Adjustability
  • High Degree to Rigidity to Minimize Deflection
  • Three Point Leveling and Casters to Increase Stability
Industry for Use
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 Weeks
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Composite Bond Assembly Tool

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