Terrafugia

Terrafugia

Terrafugia

Plugs

 

Client: Terrafugia

Project: The Transition® wing plugs

 

Scope of work

  • CNC machined plugs for eight folding wing panels.

Terrafugia is a small, privately held American corporation that is developing a roadable aircraft called the Transition and a flying car called the TF-X. http://www.terrafugia.com/aircraft/transition

Symmetrix was tapped to shape the eight folding wing panel surfaces of the Transition prototype. Be on the lookout for project updates as we have some new Terrafugia surfaces in the production schedule.

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SpaceX

SpaceX

SpaceX

Patterns

 

Client: SpaceX and Hall Composites

Project: Grasshopper aero ramp and clamp ring fairing

Scope of work

  • CNC machined patterns for aero ramp and clamp ring fairings.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company with its headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Launching satellites and commuting to the International Space Station are just some of the programs at SpaceX, with the more recent initiative to reuse the stage one rocket and fuel cell referred to as Grasshopper. During the fall back to earth, the stage one rocket will restart its motors and deploy landing legs for a vertical touchdown. Symmetrix was asked to CNC shape components of this assembly, known as the aero ramp and clamp ring fairings. Hall Composites then infused carbon tooling and started producing parts. Meeting the precision and quality standards for SpaceX was done through CAD file controls, material selection, and our expert CNC machining skills.

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