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F-35 JSF Innoventor Program


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

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F-35 JSF Innoventor Program

  1. 1. <br />Winner <br />SBA Award Winner<br />Inc 5000 Winner <br />Top 50 Award Recipient<br /> Innoventor®F-35 JSF Program <br />Your Engineering Problem Solver<br />“Outstanding Small Business” at Lockheed Martin<br />
  2. 2. Lockheed Martin<br />F-35 JSF<br />
  3. 3. Innoventor named <br />2009 “Outstanding Small Business Performance” company by Lockheed Martin Corporation.<br /><ul><li>Result of Innoventor’s Long-term affiliation with LMCO.
  4. 4. Recognition of consecutive successful delivery performance.
  5. 5. Successfully meeting the program goals of the F-35.</li></li></ul><li>Letter of Commendation<br />From Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Facilities Department<br />And F -35 Program<br />To<br />Innoventor, Inc<br />March 1, 2006<br />“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….”<br />Don Kinard R.S. Wiggins<br />Director Director<br />F-35 Manufacturing Engineering Facilities & Plant Engineering<br />
  6. 6. Lockheed Martin Summary of F-35 Manufacturing Equipment<br /><ul><li> Avionic PAO Check Out System
  7. 7. Forward Fuselage CG Load Bar
  8. 8. Detail Wing Assembly Platform (43,000 sq ft)
  9. 9. Final Wing Assembly Platform (15,000 sq ft)
  10. 10. 5 sets Electronic and Mate Assembly Stands
  11. 11. 4 sets Moving Assembly Lines
  12. 12. 4 sets Final Check Out Stands
  13. 13. 4 sets Paint Cell Dollies
  14. 14. 4 sets Crew Station Stands</li></li></ul><li>Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF Electronic & Mate Assembly System<br /><ul><li>The assembly of the first F-35 aircraft required a massive manufacturing platform.
  15. 15. The EMAS is a “tooling” system that brings the fuselage sections and wing into alignment.
  16. 16. Completed, the aircraft is lifted out of the platform as an assembled unit. </li></li></ul><li>F-35 JSF – Moving Assembly Line<br />Four Stage Jack<br />Hydraulic motor for Jack locking<br />Wire Encoder<br />Autonomous Ground Vehicle<br />
  17. 17. F-35 JSF – Moving Assembly Line<br /><ul><li>An assembly line that takes the nearly completed aircraft through the final stages of assembly.
  18. 18. Each station accommodates one aircraft, LRIP utilizes 4-5 systems, full rate will utilize 22 systems.
  19. 19. Speed is continuous and fully variable from 1 inch per hour to up to 60 inches per minute.
  20. 20. A control system keeps each ALWS in line with the intended path and prevents collision.
  21. 21. A feature that forces an automatic emergency stop in case of a control system violation. </li></li></ul><li>F-35 Final<br /><ul><li>For engine install
  22. 22. Electrical check out</li></li></ul><li>F-35 JSF Paint Cell Dolly<br />The Dolly supports a 40,000 pound aircraft.<br />
  23. 23. F-35 JSF Paint Cell Dolly<br /><ul><li>Designed to safely transport a completed F-35 aircraft in and out of the paint facility.
  24. 24. Locates F-35 in x-y-z for Robotic Painting.
  25. 25. Holds extremely tight tolerance on a/c location.
  26. 26. Accommodates all three variants of aircrafts. </li></li></ul><li>F-35 JSF Paint Cell Stands<br /><ul><li>A fully engineered product using 3-D modeling for a precision fit around the F-35 aircraft. </li></li></ul><li>F-35 JSF – BF-01 STOVL<br />Innoventor Work Stands<br />
  27. 27. F-35 JSF – BF-01 STOVL<br />Innoventor Work Stands<br />
  28. 28. F-35 JSF Forward Fuselage CG Leveling Bar<br /><ul><li>Loads the fuselage and other heavy, complex components in the assembly of the aircraft. </li></li></ul><li>Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas Facility<br />F-35 Assembly<br />
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  30. 30. Lockheed Martin<br />F-35 JSF<br />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.<br />
  31. 31. Innoventor, Inc.<br />A Solutions Engineering House<br />3600 Rider Trail South <br />St. Louis MO 63045 (USA)<br />P 314.785.0900<br />F 314.785.0044<br /><br />