CAPABILITIES

Product

Tooling

Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling is a centre of excellence for aerospace tooling, and a global leader in tooling design and manufacture for aerospace civil and military aircraft platforms on fixed wing and rotary. We also supply the space and marine industry in typical applications such as satellite and submarine jig and tool design to meet the exacting standards required, supporting major primes and Tier 1 and 2 customers on some of the most advanced projects in development and production. Our extensive capabilities span design, project management, manufacturing, installation, through life support, consultancy, and tooling try out and modification. We provide turnkey solutions, from individual tools to production systems, including automation. In addition to aerospace, the industries we serve include defence, space, power, transportation, renewables, and marine. We offer both design and build and build to print services.

Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling has a new purpose-built 64,000 square foot manufacturing facility, which includes 20m long bed CNC machining centre, 6m co-ordinate measuring machine, 2×10 ton cranes, and 10m high assembly bays. We manufacture metallic and non-metallic ground support equipment, including canopy transportation, nacelle handling, protective covers, struts, fin installation and removal kits, and lifting equipment.

Our tooling is designed and manufactured for a wide range of aircraft platforms, including A350, F-35, Typhoon, A320, Learjet, C-Series, A330, Hawk, A380, KC-390, G280, Trent, AH-1Z, A10 and A340. Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling holds many prime customer approvals and is industry-compliant with AS EN 9100, BS EN 9001:2000 and ISO14001 approved. The company also holds BAE Systems Method 1 approval (Direct to Line Delivery).

The design office consists of a proactive, dynamic, multi-disciplined design team with extensive experience of producing 2 and 3D computer aided designs using Catia V5, this is based on the knowledge of aerospace, automotive and specialist engineering industries. Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling has a proven track record of meeting challenging time scales, with high quality and cost effective solutions to assist in producing full turnkey packages to our respective customers including installation. To compliment both the production and design facilities we provide an equally capable inspection facility with CMM and Laser tracking technology.

The company is accredited with a wide range of approvals including ISO 9001 along with many other Aerospace and Automotive approvals. Our quality department operates within a large climate-controlled environment, utilizing the latest Leica & Faro equipment. Supported by PCDMIS 2009 & METROLOG XG11 software suites, we also have a large 5 axis CMM (5m x 3m x 1.5m) with a measurement accuracy of 0.0005”.

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Core Capabilities:

  • Design
  • Build to Print
  • Project Management
  • Turnkey Solutions, including Automation
  • Global Tool Installation
  • Tool Try Out – Component Proving
  • Worldwide Tooling Consultancy Support
  • Ground support equipment

Products and Services:

Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling’s design and engineering team use the latest CATIA and CAD software, training manuals and on-site tooling training, concurrent and reverse engineering. Our team includes fully trained and accredited project and program managers.

We provide a full engineering service comprised of a large multi-disciplined conventional tool room, supported by a CMM machine and a large 3 & 5 axis cnc machining centre capable of machining small tertiary parts up to 6m in length.

Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling has an AS9100 Rev. C quality management system, along with numerous customer accreditations, including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Agusta Westland, Spirit and Bombardier. We have received ISO 14001 environmental management accreditation and ISO 18001 health and safety management accreditation.

Brookhouse Aerospace Tooling uses a Robust Epicor / MRP system for order tracking and performance management. We adhere to ITAR controls, List X approval and secure FTP protocols.

Types of tools include:

  • Assembly fixtures and jigs
  • Stretch form tooling
  • Drill, rout and trim fixtures
  • Mould tools
  • Detail tooling
  • Handling & transport equipment

 

Tooling is made from:

  • Carbon
  • Invar
  • Nickel shells
  • Steel
  • Aluminium

 

Manufacturing capabilities include:

  • CNC machining to 20 meters
  • Assembly and fitting
  • Pattern making
  • Autoclaves
  • Conventional machining and welding
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