Aviation – Manufacturing
Shadow boards are extremely useful for the aviation industry. 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 because every part and tool used in the manufacturing and assembly process must be safely stored and accounted for before an aircraft engine or rocket can move from one step of the assembly operation to the next. Each unique part and tool requires its 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 lay out 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 in-house and manufacture the inlays on-site. ITAR facilities can work disconnected from the internet, and convert designs to NC Code on-site, for milling on the OSAAP Blue Mill.