Aerospace Tooling Analysis
Aerospace tooling is an essential part of the aerospace manufacturing industry. The design, manufacture, and use of tools involved in the production of aircraft requires advanced analysis. The tools used in aerospace manufacturing are highly specialized and require a high degree of precision. Aerospace tooling analysis is applied to ensure that these tools are safe to use and that they function correctly and meet the required specifications.
Uses for Aerospace Tooling Analysis
Aerospace tooling analysis involves evaluating the system requirements and specifications against industry and company standards for sufficiency. It often includes a stress analysis performed by engineers to determine the durability of a tool. This includes static strength calculations, fatigue checks, deflection characteristics, and dynamic performance related to vibration and seismic conditions. Stress analysis serves an important role in helping to identify potential weaknesses in a tool before it is built and especially before it fails.
Aerospace tooling analysis also involves the use of computer-aided design (CAD) software in combination with mathematical calculations. CAD software is used to design and simulate aerospace tools that have complex geometries or are subject to multiple load conditions. This step streamlines the process to allow engineers to identify potential problems and initiate changes to the design if necessary.
Proper analysis ensures that aerospace tools are functioning correctly and that they meet the required specifications and safety standards. Today more than ever, aerospace companies are requiring Professional Engineer–sealed reports for each tool before it is produced or put into service. KTM employs a staff of experienced, registered Professional Engineers that understand the unique standards and requirements of the aerospace industry and advanced analysis methods.