Spirit AeroSystems Director of Program Management Talks about Growth in Fabrication
Spirit AeroSystems continues to invest in and grow its fabrication capabilities with state-of-the-art machining and the largest automated processing line in the world. The company is focused on growth and expansion in complex machining of all sizes, of hard and soft metal, and of all complexities.
Over the last year, Spirit unveiled two fabrication centers of excellence: a five-axis center in Kansas and a three- and four-axis center in Oklahoma. These centers utilize high-speed technology to fabricate both large and small complex metal parts faster and with higher quality.
The expansions brought Spirit’s total fabrication footprint to over 2.6 million square feet. Spirit already produces more than 38,000 parts daily, but there’s plenty of room to grow. The company is aggressively competing to prove its value in fabrication and win new work. Watch Katie Wesbrooks, Spirit’s director of Program Management, describe Spirit’s focus on fabrication: