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High-volume, large-scale chemical milling tanks for metallic skin image. High-volume, large-scale chemical milling tanks for metallic skin image.

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High-Volume Chemical Processing

Spirit AeroSystems’ chemical-processing capabilities accommodate a comprehensive range of hard and soft metals with one of the largest automated lines in the industry. Capable of processing parts up to 48 feet in length, Spirit can manufacture a wide range of finished products — from machined fittings to large fuselage skin panels. Anodizing, chemical milling, cleaning, coating, penetrant processing, plating and surface preparation can be accomplished on a wide variety and size of parts. Also, Spirit’s high-volume, high-velocity processes deliver reliability and an industry-leading turn time.

  • High-volume capabilities with a hood launch every 34 minutes
  • 4.5 miles of conveyors
  • Processing available for parts up to 48 feet

Click here to download Chemical Processing Specs.Get a complete list of Spirit’s soft and hard metal chemical processing capabilities and specs.

Chemical milling during fabrication of soft metal skin.
Soft Metal Capabilities
  • 16 large tanks (automated)
  • 18 small tanks (manual)
  • 17 plating tanks (manual)
Chemical milling during fabrication of soft metal skin.
Hard metal parts in racks on high-volume processing line.
Hard Metal Capabilities
  • Chemical line
  • Paint shop
  • Penetrant inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection
Hard metal parts in racks on high-volume processing line.
Spirit employee prepares parts on high-volume processing line.
Additional Processing Capabilities
  • Anodizing
  • Conversion coating
  • Heat processes (part drying) passivation plating
  • Penetrant processing
  • Stand-alone cleaning and descaling
  • Surface preparation for metal bond
Spirit employee prepares parts on high-volume processing line.

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