5-Axis CNC Machining Services, Fabrication and Inspection of Cockpit Assembly Jig

(Click on thumbnail to enlarge)5-Axis Machining Fabrication and Inspection of Cockpit Assembly Jig

West Cobb Engineering And Tool Inc. is a primary industrial resource for the large scale, complex assembly fixtures and jigs used by aircraft manufacturers. We operate modern, well-maintained facility with the resources, efficiency, and flexibility to respond to the growing technology demands and fast pace of the aerospace market.

We recently built the cockpit floor assembly jig shown here. It featured overall dimensions of 14′ in length, 9.5′ in width, and 11′ in height, and weighed approximately 5000 lbs. Our strategic investment in rigidly designed and constructed 5-axis machining equipment permitted us to efficiently manufacture the many tight tolerance steel and aluminum component parts of this fixture. For a large, heavy structure such as this, mobility was key for the metrology system, and having an advanced technology laser tracking system to generate high resolution measurement data enabled us to accurately align and set all the details in place.

Unsurpassed in terms of quality, operation, compliance, and safety, this tooling is a critical component in assuring the smooth operation of the aircraft production line. Its accuracy, stability, ease of use, and economy of construction are a valued asset to the client.

Contact us today to learn more about our quality solutions for aerospace assembly jigs and fixtures.

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Cockpit Assembly Jig Project Highlights

Product Name

FWD Fuselage Assembly Jig

Product Description

Cockpit Floor Assembly Jig

Capabilities Applied/Processes

CNC 5-Axis Machining
Laser Tracker to Set Details
Jig and Fixture


Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

CNC 5-AXIS Machine, MIG Welder, Laser Tracker

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 14 ft.
Width: 9.5 ft.

Height: 11 ft.
Estimated Part Weight: Approx. 4500lbs – 5000lbs

Tightest Tolerances

± 0.005”

Material Used

Steel and Aluminum

Material Finish

Epoxy Painted

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Leica Laser Tracker for Setting Details

Industry for Use

Aerospace – Transport type Aircraft

Delivery/Turnaround Time

20 weeks

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing and Catia Electronic Model
AS9100 REV D
ISO 9001:2015