Spirit AeroSystems > Expertise > Fabrication > Overview
High-volume, high-quality parts start at Spirit AeroSystems. A growing demand for parts production, coupled with Spirit’s long-standing machining capabilities and some of the most experienced aerospace workers in the world, make the company’s fabrication expansion a clear win for customers and supply-chain partners.
A winning program starts with Spirit AeroSystems.
Supply Chain Solutions
Spirit AeroSystems fabrication is open for business, able to craft detailed parts and deliver directly to original equipment manufacturers. While Spirit works with trusted suppliers to increase production levels, the company’s open fabrication capacity provides the ability for large suppliers to off load work back to Spirit when needed.
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Fabrication Goes to Market
At Spirit, factory upgrades are helping the company keep pace with customer demand. By investing in new technology and automation, Spirit is increasing capacity in fabrication while growing consistency and quality to maximize value for customers.
Spirit AeroSystems’ 5-axis center of excellence in Wichita, Kan., focuses on large, complex, soft metal parts for fuselage, pylon and wing structures, all built on high-tech, high-speed, latest-generation equipment.
Along with 5-axis machining, the Wichita site includes a center for excellence dedicated to chemical processing, a unique area of expertise among tier-one manufacturers. The site features one of the world’s largest automated processing lines.
Spirit has grown its capabilities in composite manufacturing from nacelles to complete fuselages. This full-spectrum offering, including fabrication of both metallic and composite structures, opens doors of opportunity for current and future customers.
3- and 4-Axis Machining
McAlester, Okla., is the site of Spirit’s center of excellence for 3- and 4-axis machining. Here, the focus is on fabricating small- to medium-sized parts for both commercial and military aircraft.