T-33 Tip Fin

Client: Boeing

Boeing approached us to design, analyze, and manufacture two T-33 Tip fins for their trainer jet. With the provided OML we designed an aluminum frame, with machined Nomex honeycomb core covered/bonded with a fiberglass skin. Proprietary process completed in room temperature no autoclave. 

Tasks:

  • CAD Design - complex assembly
  • FEA Analysis
  • Machining - Honeycomb and Aluminum
  • Molded Fiberglass
  • Prime and Paint - Hand finish
Primed and Painted Assembly
Primed and Painted Assembly
Aluminum Frame + honeycomb Core
Aluminum Frame + honeycomb Core
Frame and Honeycomb Core in fixture
Frame and Honeycomb Core in fixture
Machining fixture
Machining fixture
Bonded Assembly Without Top fiberglass Skin
Bonded Assembly Without Top fiberglass Skin
Fully bonded assembly
Fully bonded assembly
Finished Assembly
Finished Assembly
Primed and Painted Assembly
Aluminum Frame + honeycomb Core
Frame and Honeycomb Core in fixture
Machining fixture
Bonded Assembly Without Top fiberglass Skin
Fully bonded assembly
Finished Assembly