Designing for a Modern World
Moog Aircraft Group (Moog) has been supplying engineering and advanced technologies to the military aircraft market since its inception in the 1950s. Today, the company is considered a world leader in manufacturing advanced solutions for the world’s highest-performance aircraft.
Moog’s Wolverhampton facility decided to make a substantial commitment to improving its internal capabilities for CMM inspection. This included using a dedicated fixture for each machined part’s inspection operation. Traditionally, fixturing and part-alignment tooling was outsourced to external suppliers, where it was made from tool steel.
With Stratasys 3D printing technology, Moog Aircraft Group produces CMM fixtures in a matter of hours rather than weeks.
“The ability to try a design idea, test it and redesign it accordingly in a matter of hours, rather than weeks, has seen us improve work holding and reduce the occurrence of manual handling damage throughout the production processes.”
James Stuart-Young, Moog Aircraft Group