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F-35 JSF Innoventor Program



A recap of Innoventor’s role in the F-35 JSF program.

A recap of Innoventor’s role in the F-35 JSF program.



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  • DiversityBusiness.com
    SBA Award Winner
    Inc 5000 Winner
    Top 50 Award Recipient
    Innoventor®F-35 JSF Program
    Your Engineering Problem Solver
    “Outstanding Small Business” at Lockheed Martin
  • Lockheed Martin
    F-35 JSF
  • Innoventor named
    2009 “Outstanding Small Business Performance” company by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
    • Result of Innoventor’s Long-term affiliation with LMCO.
    • Recognition of consecutive successful delivery performance.
    • Successfully meeting the program goals of the F-35.
  • Letter of Commendation
    From Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Facilities Department
    And F -35 Program
    Innoventor, Inc
    March 1, 2006
    “Please accept our gratitude and acknowledgement of a job well done with regards to the platform for the Electronic Mate Assembly Station(EMAS)#1 that was completed in May 2005….The demand for top-notch form, fit and function of all peripherals related to the production of the F-35 is tantamount to the assembly of the world’s finest fight aircraft and the plat form you designed and installed is a fine example of this….”
    Don Kinard R.S. Wiggins
    Director Director
    F-35 Manufacturing Engineering Facilities & Plant Engineering
  • Lockheed Martin Summary of F-35 Manufacturing Equipment
    • Avionic PAO Check Out System
    • Forward Fuselage CG Load Bar
    • Detail Wing Assembly Platform (43,000 sq ft)
    • Final Wing Assembly Platform (15,000 sq ft)
    • 5 sets Electronic and Mate Assembly Stands
    • 4 sets Moving Assembly Lines
    • 4 sets Final Check Out Stands
    • 4 sets Paint Cell Dollies
    • 4 sets Crew Station Stands
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF Electronic & Mate Assembly System
    • The assembly of the first F-35 aircraft required a massive manufacturing platform.
    • The EMAS is a “tooling” system that brings the fuselage sections and wing into alignment.
    • Completed, the aircraft is lifted out of the platform as an assembled unit. 
  • F-35 JSF – Moving Assembly Line
    Four Stage Jack
    Hydraulic motor for Jack locking
    Wire Encoder
    Autonomous Ground Vehicle
  • F-35 JSF – Moving Assembly Line
    • An assembly line that takes the nearly completed aircraft through the final stages of assembly.
    • Each station accommodates one aircraft, LRIP utilizes 4-5 systems, full rate will utilize 22 systems.
    • Speed is continuous and fully variable from 1 inch per hour to up to 60 inches per minute.
    • A control system keeps each ALWS in line with the intended path and prevents collision.
    • A feature that forces an automatic emergency stop in case of a control system violation.
  • F-35 Final
    • For engine install
    • Electrical check out
  • F-35 JSF Paint Cell Dolly
    The Dolly supports a 40,000 pound aircraft.
  • F-35 JSF Paint Cell Dolly
    • Designed to safely transport a completed F-35 aircraft in and out of the paint facility.
    • Locates F-35 in x-y-z for Robotic Painting.
    • Holds extremely tight tolerance on a/c location.
    • Accommodates all three variants of aircrafts.
  • F-35 JSF Paint Cell Stands
    • A fully engineered product using 3-D modeling for a precision fit around the F-35 aircraft.
  • F-35 JSF – BF-01 STOVL
    Innoventor Work Stands
  • F-35 JSF – BF-01 STOVL
    Innoventor Work Stands
  • F-35 JSF Forward Fuselage CG Leveling Bar
    • Loads the fuselage and other heavy, complex components in the assembly of the aircraft.
  • Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas Facility
    F-35 Assembly
  • Lockheed Martin
    F-35 JSF
    Innoventor has a large footprint for the F-35 production for Lockheed Martin.The Latest Techniques for Lean Manufacturing were implemented on all Innoventor production equipment.Lockheed Martin has experienced tremendous labor savings as a result of this equipment.
  • Innoventor, Inc.
    A Solutions Engineering House
    3600 Rider Trail South
    St. Louis MO 63045 (USA)
    P 314.785.0900
    F 314.785.0044