Shadow boards are a very useful supply for aerospace industries to have. Keeping your tools in the exact right place and accounted for can prevent mishaps and increase facility organization.
FOD control is a critical part of aircraft and aerospace manufacturing. Every tool used in the manufacturing process needs to be identified before an aircraft engine or rocket can move from one step of the assembly operation to the next. Every part used in the assembly of the aircraft or rocket needs to be safely stored and accounted for. Each tool and part used is unique and requires it’s own unique storage location. OSAAP’s process enables aircraft and aerospace manufacturing facilities to scan tools and import 3D files into simple CAD software to layout unique foam and plastic shadow board inlays. The designs are managed in a project database with full backward traceability. The shadow board inlays can be ordered through OSAAP or manufacturers can bring the OSAAP process inhouse and manufacture onsite. ITAR facilities can work disconnected from the internet and convert designs onsite to NC Code for milling on the OSAAP Blue Mill.