E7000 Squeeze riveter for Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation ARJ21 is capable of installing 20 rivets per minute
E7000 Squeeze riveter for Turkish Aerospace Industries A320 Section 18

Electroimpact is a world leader in design and manufacturing of aerospace tooling and automation

Electroimpact is a highly experienced aerospace automation company with an exceptional concentration of engineers. Our wide range of projects include complete automation assembly systems for commercial aircraft wings, riveting machines and tools for wing panel and fuselage assembly, advanced fiber placement machines, robotic assembly systems, and spacecraft handling equipment. Our company was designed by the founder as a haven for engineers, with vertical responsibility for all work from concept to customer acceptance with minimal bureaucracy and barriers to success.


Electroimpact Sponsors Student of the Month
Jackson High School's Jack in the Bot Takes Second in Worlds

Team 2190, Jack in the Bot from Jackson High School, Mill Creek finished 2nd in the world competition in Houston, Texas. The team had worked hard to design a unique swerve drive over the summer that gave the robot incredible agility. They were in an alliance with Team 4911, CyberKnights from King’s High School for the finals. Read the full article here.

Jack in the Bot Team Site

EI Sponsored FIRST Teams

Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club Groundbreaking Ceremony

Representatives from the Mukilteo community, City government, and major donors including Electroimpact’s Peter Zieve gathered at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club to be built in Harbour Pointe. Zieve’s remarks reflect his excitement for this project which will provide a great facility for the Club staff to continue to provide outstanding and accessible programs for City youth. “Mukilteo is the envy of cities across the country” Zieve said. From left are Mayor Gregerson, Rep. Brian Sullivan, MariLana Rubatino, Peter Zieve, his son Daniel Zieve, Bill Rucker, and Unit Director Chuck Davis assisted by a Club member.

Improving composites processing with automated inspection

Electroimpact has developed automated, in-process inspection for automated fiber placement. The automated ply boundary inspection system can correctly identify and measure 92% of tow ends on a standard ply, with a mean error smaller than ±0.005 inch and a standard deviation of ±0.020 inch.

Read more at https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/improving-composites-processing-with-automated-inspection#

Evolutions in Turn-key Integrated Systems

Electroimpact partners with local suppliers to help produce high quality turn-key aerospace manufacturing solutions. Read about how we have evolved our process of building complex electrical assemblies in the Fall 2017 issue of Aerospace Futures Alliance LIFT WA magazine.

Direct link to article here: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/28c553_5a9b3aa217fd4193b266102b47f5d439.pdf

Herbert Cupp Receives Speller Award at AMAF17

Herbert Cupp received the Thomas H. Speller Award on September 27, 2017 at the AMAF17 conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Herbert Cupp has joined Peter Zieve (October 5, 1999), John Hartmann (October 4, 2005) and Paul Thompson (October 4, 2016) as the fourth engineer at Electroimpact to receive this award.

In his remarks, Herb reminisced on his career in the fastening business and his many influential mentors along the way. Electroimpact congratulates Herb on this well-deserved accomplishment.

Increasing productivity with more riveting machines for the 777x Cargo doors

Kawasaki announced in January 2016 that they would be converting part of a plant in Lincoln, Nebraska into a manufacturing facility for cargo doors. On May 1st, Kawasaki started work on cargo door parts. EI riveting machines are helping reduce the time and cost of adding rivets.

Kawasaki unveils new Aerospace Division in Lincoln
737 MAX 9 in full production at Renton Plant

After many years in the making, our machines are in full production helping Boeing produce 42 planes per month.

First look at 737 MAX 9 built in Renton
EIUK apprentices find more success at WorldSkills UK and EuroSkills

The WorldSkills UK Finals saw EIUK apprentices take Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. Leigh Clark, Joe Harrison, and Ryan Dexter were signed up to compete in the first round of this year’s CNC Milling competition. In the final Leigh took Gold, Ryan came away with Silver, and Joe has the Bronze.

Ethan Davies went to Gothenburg, Sweden to compete in the EuroSkills Finals for the CNC Milling category. His performance won him the Medallion of Excellence.

Paul Thompson Receives Speller Award at AMAF16

Paul Thompson received the Thomas H. Speller Award on October 4, 2016 at the AMAF16 conference in Bremen, Germany. Paul Thompson has joined Peter Zieve (October 5, 1999) and John Hartmann (October 4, 2005) as the third engineer at Electroimpact to receive this award.

In his remarks Paul thanked Electroimpact for encouraging him to expand his horizons as an engineer by participating in the SAE Aerofast and Aerotech. He noted that previous employers had not given similar encouragement.

Electroimpact Apprentices Recognized in Local UK Paper

Several of Electroimpact’s machine shop apprentices have had a lot of success at the WorldSkills UK Competition including three out of the six UK finalists in CNC milling category. Read the full article below!

Top class apprentices prove hard to beat
Herbert Cupp Joins Electroimpact

Electroimpact is pleased to introduce Herbert Cupp as our new Engineering Consultant in the C-Frame Riveter Division. Herb joined the Electroimpact Team August 2016. He brings with him an impressive and well-rounded 37-year record in the Aerospace sales, and service industry.

Herb has worked in the Aerospace Industry since 1978 and has been involved in Project Management, Sales, Service and Design phases of all the equipment manufactured by his previous employer, which he joined in 1999. Since then he has overseen the manufacturing of over thirty (30) Portable Series Riveters and have increased the design from a standard 12” and 24” C-Frame to a 36” 60” and 84” capacity while also manufacturing other new equipment and rebuilds as required for his Aerospace Customers.

Please feel free to contact him for all of your equipment needs, including Portable Riveting, C-Frame Drill Rivet Machines, and any tooling needs to include machine spares you may have requirements on.

Herbert Cupp
Boeing Opens Doors to New 777x Wing Factory

Dubbed the 777X Composite Wing Center, the facility in Everett, WA will produce the 114ft long and 23ft wide composite wings using Electroimpact gantry style AFP machines. Half of the facility is dedicated to a clean room for laying the carbon fiber composites while the other half houses autoclaves for bonding the tape layers and an area for trimming and drilling the cured wings.

Watch the King5 segment on the new facility
Article and pictures from Gizmodo
Electroimpact, Inc. receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Mukilteo, WA, February 8, 2016 today announced that it has received a 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Electroimpact maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2014, to Sept. 30, 2015.

This year, Boeing recognized 530 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Electroimpact is one of only 423 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

Massive, speedy robots ready to build composite wings for Boeing 777X

(Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times)

In our effort to be a good partner with Boeing and Boeing's efforts to return the favor, we were happy to do a joint interview with Dominic Gates of the Seattle Times for our most recent project with Boeing, the 777x wing skin and wing spar lamination machines.

These machines are a quantum step in performance from our past efforts. In the case of our spar machine equipment, at the time of contracting, we signed up for a very aggressive guaranteed layup time on a test part. During PAT we nearly doubled that promise in performance. The cool thing is that we are asking less of the process to get this work done. This means our equipment should prove to be more reliable and even more productive due to the time saved from reduced re-work that should be the result of less demand on our process.

For both wing skin and spar machines, we are regularly achieving payout speeds up to 4000"/min. On the spar machine we see over 700 lbs/hr instantaneous and on the skin machine a whopping 3500 lbs/hr instantaneous. I'd love to quote the continuous productivity, but I have been asked to keep it under wraps for now…suffice it to say, it is much greater than any equipment we have delivered in the past.

The article that resulted describes well the various moving parts in AFP and Dominic did a great job of interviewing several of our engineers, from the newest guy to the most seasoned.

Read the article at SeattleTimes.com

Bombardier Opens Global 7000 Assembly Line to Journalists

Bombardier briefly opened their Global 7000 assembly line to journalists showcasing their updated facility. The upgraded facility features automated part positioning systems that utilize feedback from laser trackers to accurately position parts for assembly. The assembly line has also done away with the use of cranes to move parts in favor of using the Aircraft Transportation Linear Activation System (ATLAS). Robots are used to drill and deburr the thousands of holes used to secure the forward and aft fuselage sections.

Read more at Flight Global
Electroimpact and Boeing - Working Together on 777x

Electroimpact celebrates Boeing’s decision to build the 777x aircaft and its wings in Washington State. We are excited to be a part of this program and wish Boeing success.

Electroimpact is very pleased to announce our partnership with Boeing on this program. Electroimpact and Boeing have entered into a contract to provide the tooling and equipment for the wingbox assembly in Everett, WA. Boeing’s investment in this project combined with the Composite Wing Center represent the first commercial composite wingbox manufacturing system in North America. These world-class projects reflect a commitment by both companies to aerospace excellence.

We look forward to continuing to work together.

Download Press Release

Seattle Times - Boeing picks Mukilteo firm to supply equipment to assemble 777X wing
New Addition to Composites Technology Center at Marshall Space Flight Center

An Electroimpact accurate robot outfitted with a carbon fiber tape laying head has been installed at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The robot is attached to a 40-foot-long track and will be used to build composite structures larger than 8 meters in diameter for development and demonstration projects to explore whether composites have a place in the future of the Space Launch System and other spacecraft.

Read the press release and watch the introduction videos on the NASA website
Electroimpact Awarded Patent for Accurate Robot Technology

A robot mechanism for controlling the position of a machine tool in a large-scale manufacturing assembly includes six rotary axes and one linear axis. Secondary feedback systems are included on at least several of the axes. A controller receives secondary feedback information and uses it to control the position of the machine tool within an accuracy of ±0.3 mm.

Robotic Manufacturing System with Accurate Control
Electroimpact, Inc. Receives Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Mukilteo, WA January 29, 2015 – Electroimpact, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Electroimpact, Inc. maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014.

This year, Boeing recognized 548 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Electroimpact, Inc. is one of only 429 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

NASA Langley Debuts ISAAC

NASA Langley held a commissioning ceremony for the new ISAAC (Intergrated Structural Assembly of Advance Composites) robot on January 26th, 2015 with guest speakers Robert Pearce; Michael Gazarik; Mayor George Wallace; and Langley Director, Steve Jurczyk. The robot was delivered in autumn and quickly being put to work following the cereamony working for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Advanced Composites Project and the Space Technology Mission Directorate Composites for Exploration Upper Stage.

Robot ISAAC Will Help NASA Langley Speed Toward Innovation
Robot ISAAC Demonstrates Its Moves
Expansion to China

In order to better serve our customers, Electroimpact has opened a new office near Xi'an, Shaanxi, China in September. The office will supply design and support services to the Chinese aerospace market beginning with the XiFei Aircraft Corporation (XAC) in Yanliang. You can read about the Fuselage Riveter built for XAC here.

Building in Progress

Construction on Electroimpact's newest building started in late March and is moving along smoothly. Building F is scheduled to be completed in December and will provide additional assembly and buyoff space. Watch a video of Ford Crane lifting one of the I-Beam walls into place. The 120 ton crane easily lifts the prefabricated section of wall into place. Using prefabricated pieces to assemble the walls drastically reduces the time needed to assemble the building.

VPAL Ready to Move to Renton

Shipment of Boeing's new Vertical Panel Assembly Line began on the 24th of June. The trip will take the assembled machines from the Mukilteo campus over to Boeing's site in Everett where they will be put on to trains. From the train yard in Everett they will be taken to barges and floated down to renton. Currently Machine 1 has started the move and is waiting to be loaded onto a train car in Everett. Read more at AIN Online

VPAL will increase 737 production by fastening stringers to wing panels at twice the current rate. Boeing is estimating they "will cut flow time by 33 percent, defects by 66 percent, factory “footprint” by 50 percent and injuries by 50 percent" and increase production from 44 planes a month to 47 by 2017.

E7000 Riveting Machine Installs 20 Rivets Per Minute
The E7000 riveting machine produced for XAC’s ARJ21 has achieved a rivet installation rate of 20 per minute. Watch the video here
Electroimpact in the Community

Electroimpact is excited to support the efforts of the Historic Flight Foundation in bringing STEM education to the Mukilteo School District, North Shore Academy, and Archbishop Murphy Schools. EI donated $5000 dollars towards the two step program that is scheduled to begin instruction in October 2014.

In addition to the Historic Flight Foundation donation, EI is proud to annouce a donation of $10,000 to the University of Washington FSAE program. The FSAE program is a competition where engineering students come together to design, build, and race a formula-style race car.

"We design, build, test and race small formula-style race cars. We do our own engineering, our own machining and make our own carbon fiber parts. We find our own sponsorship, manage our own resources and conduct our own public relations. Our drivers are all students and we maintain our own cars. We design. We build. We compete."
Read more here
GE Aviation New Supplier Award

Electroimpact was honored to receive a New Supplier Award from GE Aviation in Washington DC on April 3rd, 2014. This award is given to 3 or 4 suppliers per year by GE aviation in recognition of the suppliers superior performance and innovation.

Riveting Machine Installs 18 Rivets per Minute

This fuselage riveting machine sold to XAC, Xi'an Aircraft Corporation, has an upper and lower driven head for maximum flexibility. Watch a demonstration of the E7000 for XAC drilling and installing rivets.

More Information here
Electroimpact Named Aerospace Company of the Year by PNAA

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance has named Electroimpact the aerospace company of the year. Electroimpact's unique company culture, philanthropic generosity, and commitment to innovation were cited amongst the traits that earned the award. The PNAA chairman, JC Hall, will make the official announcement at this years annual conference held at the Lynwood convention center Wednesday, February 5th.

PNAA Aerospace Company of the Year

Read the full article from the Harold covering the conference and visit the PNAA website for more information and upcoming events.

Northrop Grumman Awards Electroimpact with Supplier of the Year

Electroimpact was awarded "Supplier of the Year" as one of 32 companies to be recognized for their part in supporting Northrop Grumman's Socio-Economic Business Program. Suppliers were picked based on a wide variety of criteria and all show exceptional support of the SEBP goals and objectives. Read the full announcement from Northrop Grumman here. (PDF, 68KB)

Northrop Grumman World Class Team Award
Advancements in ASAT6 Help Boeing Increase Efficiency

Boeing's October edition of Frontiers magazine ran an article on the new Automated Spar Assembly Tool (ASAT6) that was put into production in June of this year. With the capability of drilling and installing seven fasteners per minute Boeing is witnessing an increase of efficiency nearing 50%. Read about the ASAT6 machine in the Frontiers magazine.

Leading the Industry in Automated Fiber Placement Technology

Electroimpact's automated fiber placement program has been featured by the Seattle Times. The article covers the aerospace industry's increased usage of composite materials in airplane design and the race to develop high speed, highly accurate AFP technology. It highlights EI's ability to produce accurate machines capable of speeds that are unheard of in the industry.

Read Building the machines that build flying machines at The Seattle Times website.

"High-end engineering firm Electroimpact of Mukilteo is shipping its advanced fiber-placement machine to Boeing for use in fabricating the giant composite wing of the 777X. It’s also working with Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier, and preparing a cadre of engineers to work in China."
Seattle Times video of our AFP machine in action
Flex Track Boosting Efficiency of Boeing 777 Production

Electroimpact’s Flex Track drilling machines were highlighted in Bloomberg’s video reporting on the automated assembly techniques used on the 777 line. Boeing is boasting a 40% productivity improvement with the use of Flex Track drilling units.

Watch the video at Bloomberg
Electroimpact Celebrates Successful First Flight of A350 XWB

With the first successful flight of the Airbus A350 XWB this morning, we are pleased to announce our continued partnership with Airbus on this program as they enter the second phase of production.

Read the official press release here
Massive 767 ASAT6 Beam Ships in One Piece

When Boeing was awarded the ‘Tanker Contract’ to supply 767 airliners configured as tankers, Electroimpact was awarded the contract to provide current generation tooling and automated fastening in support of the spar build process. This cell was named ASAT6, being the 6th instance of Electroimpact spar manufacturing technology at Boeing. The ASAT6 tooling involves an 89 foot free span beam which supports the upper tooling. The beam itself was assembled from three 33 foot segments and fitted with tooling at our assembly facility. In order to save re-assembly time, the entire assembly was fitted with axels and towed to the Boeing facility in Everett, saving an estimated 3 weeks of assembly time.

ASAT6 Beam on Truck

ASAT6 beam on truck for transportation to Boeing

ASAT6 Beams

ASAT6 assembled fixtures

Electroimpact Fiber Placement Featured in Aerospace Engineering

An article based off Guy Faubion and Todd Rudberg's SAE International paper was featured in Aerospace Engineering Online. The article summarizes many of the difficulties involved with high speed carbon fiber tape layup and highlights some of the ways in which Electroimpact has overcome those hurdles.

Read the article here or the full paper here(PDF)
Donation to UW SAE Car Program

Electroimpact engineer Sean Foley hands a $10,000 contribution to ME Department chair Per Reinhall for the SAE Car project. Sean participated in the SAE car project in 2000/2001 and he has maintained close contact with the student group. Sean sees the SAE car project as the perfect environment for recruiting engineers to Electroimpact.

Electroimpact Community Involvement
Composites World Highlights Integration of AFP and LASERGUIDE

In an attempt to improve the speed and efficiency of automated fiber placement Electoimpact has developed a new machine cell with Assembly Guidance's LASERGUIDE laser projection fully integrated.

"A key result of the integration is that LASERGUIDE projectors can promptly identify any course at any time. Rudberg explains that previous systems would have to be stopped immediately when a course was flagged for inspection or correction, or the operator would have to undertake the tedious and time consuming task of manually identifying the course after the ply was completed. The operator of the new integrated system, by contrast, can select the course he or she wants to see, and LASERGUIDE automatically projects that course's centerline or boundary."

Read more about the LASERGUIDE integration at Compoistes World

Flex Track Success on the 777 Production Line

Flex Track was featured in a Boeing Frontiers article highlighting the benefits the 777 production line mechanics have experienced. Since implementing the Flex Track systems on the 777 line they have seen increased production rates and hole accuracy:

"This more accurate, the quality is better, fewer chips and it is a lot better for the body"
Ryan Hoover, 777 production line mechanic

Read the full article and other news from Boeing in Frontiers Online Magazine - April Issue

Building B Nearly Complete

Construction is nearly complete after the laying of asphalt around the building during a brief break in the rainy weather. Check out the time lapse video of the entire construction process taken from the fourth floor of Building A. There is still some work to be done on the conference rooms and contractor offices before construction can be deemed complete.

Finishing Touches Coming Together

Updates on Buildng B include the installation of heaters in time for the coming cold, first set of stairs have been erected on the north end of the conference rooms, concrete has been poured around the major loading areas, and the first section of asphalt was put down today. Check out current pictures of the building in the Building B Gallery

EI Campus Update

Electroimpact has acquired a new building located across the street from Building A at 4408 Chennault Beach Road. Current plans include moving electrical to the first bay nearest the road and to move robot production and testing to the far end of the building after slight renovation. Check out pictures of Building F as well as the rest of the campus.

Building B is nearing completion with the installation of permanent power and as well as other utilities being laid in the next two weeks. With the roof in place project assembly has already begun inside aided by the newly installed lighting.

Early Move-In Begins in Building B

With three and half walls up and a roof above their heads machine assembly has begun inside Building B. An estimation for the completion of the building has been put at four weeks. The South wall is ready for siding to be installed and the North wall has approximately half the foam up. Door hardware is in place in most of the doorways. Check out the most recent pictures in the Building B Gallery.

Updates on Building B Progress and New Building

Construction on Building B has continued at a steady pace with the the roofing installation starting earlier this week. After a slight delay, the first crane was lifted into place yesterday with the second crane going up today. With the frames on the rails, the next step will be installing the lifts, testing, and then commission.

On the 24th of August, Electroimpact acquired Building F (formerly Tyee) at 4408 Chennault Beach Road. The building will be used as storage and for production and testing of mobile robots.

Link to gallery
Crane Installation

Installation of Building B's two cranes has started with the delivery of the first crane parts this week. The cranes will span the width of the building (104 feet) and have a capacity of 40 metric tons each. Both cranes should up and running soon with pictures of the install to follow.

First A350 XWB Wing Box Structural Assembly Complete

Airbus has completed the first structural assembly for the A350 XWB wing box with the help of Electroimpact supplied jigs. Read the Airbus press release for more details on the A350 XWB.

Building B Progress Updates

Construction on Building B is continuing at a steady pace and is on track to be finshed September 1st. The support structure has been assembled and the first wall panel installed. Cranes will be installed mid August with the roof to follow shortly after. The conference room and customer offices can bee seen on the Eastside of the building.

Check the gallery for updated pictures of the progress.

Building B Structural Construction Begins

Construction of the walls for Building B began on Friday the 29th. By the end of the day beams for the two main walls had been erected with the roof soon to follow. With the current progress we are hoping the building will be completed around September 1st.

Checkout updated pictures of the progress at the Building B Gallery

Second Concrete Pour Complete, Structural Assembly Begins

The final pour of concrete was completed on the 11th of June. The pour took approximately 14 hours and consisted of 2,300 cubic yards of concrete, bringing the total amount of concrete in the foundation to 4,600 cubic yards poured around 264 tons of rebar. With the foundation complete construction on the structure can begin.

Check out time-lapse video of both pours and a updated pictures in the gallery.

First of Two Concrete Pours Completed: The Big Pour

The first concrete pour for the new building was completed on Saturday. Pouring began at 4:50am and ended at 2:30pm. Approximately 2,103 cubic yards of cement were poured from 210 truck loads. There were 26 trucks in operation throughout the day supplying 3 different pumper trucks for coninuous pouring. The second pour is scheduled to happen on our around June 2nd, weather permitting.

Updated Gallery
Construction on Building B Begins

Construction on the new building began at the beginning of April and is set to be completed this summer. Check back periodically for more information and progress pictures.

Building B Gallery
18th Annual Mac-Dillow-Dean Memorial Christmas Breakfast

Electroimpact held the 18th Annual Mac-Dillow-Deans Memorial Christmas Breakfast at the RoseHill Community Center on the 22nd of December to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends. The Mac-Dillow-Deans breakfast was started by Murray "Mac" McLendon in the early years of Electroimpact and was made mandatory by being cooked in the middle of the shop floor. In his memory the tradition continues. In addition to the large amounts of food, Santa pictures, and the presidential speech, a fashion show was put on to display the many styles represented at EI.

Boeing 737 Production Ramped up with Help from Electroimpact

Boeing has received their largest 737 order ever requiring them to push production levels to the limits. Amongst many time saving methods is Electroimpact's ASAT 3 machine used for wing spar assembly. With help from the ASAT 3 riveting machine Boeing has increased plane production from 31.5 planes a month to 35 and aims to increase production to 42 planes a by 2014.

You can see the ASAT 3 machine at work in King 5's clip on 737 production.

Aurora Invests in Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Technology
"After an extensive evaluation of potential suppliers, Aurora selected Electroimpact of Mukilteo, Washington to develop a "state of the art" AFP machine for delivery next year. Electroimpact is a leading supplier of automation equipment to the worldwide aerospace industry. Electroimpact has pioneered the development of modular, detachable AFP heads which permit flexibility in the manufacturing process."

Read the full article at Marketwire
Aurora Flight Sciences

787 Side-of-Body Fitting Automatically Drilled

For the first time, the 787 side-of-body fitting was automatically drilled using Electroimpact mobile drilling machines.

Side-of-Body drilling machine

View gallery of 787 Side-of-Body drilling machine

NPOESS Preparatory Project Satellite Scheduled to Launch Oct. 27

Electroimpact's ground support equipment was used to deliver NASA's first National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) satellite. NASA is planning on an October 27th launch of the first satellite in the NPOESS project that will be used to measure both long term global climate change and short term weather variables used to improve weather forecasts. The NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) will be the first mission in the project and will use five instruments to record data on the state of the ozone layer, land cover, atmospheric temperatures, and ice cover amongst other things. You can read more about the program here: NPOESS Preparatory Project

NPP satellite in EI Fixture
Assembly Tooling Delivered to Boeing Aerostructures Australia

Electroimpact delivered the first set of tools to be used by Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) in their new training center. The training center was developed to give new productin employees first hand expierence on assembly quality tools, such as the one pictured below, using full size parts before working on actual production parts. Employees will train in assembly techniques used to meet the high standards of the Aerospace industry.

Replica 787 Aileron Tool used by BAA Training Center
Replica 787 Aileron tooling to be used by BAA Training Center
Electroimpact provides KHI 787 Section 43 Fuselage program with Riveter #2

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has completed a fuselage barrel with their Electroimpact provided second fastening cell for the 787 program. This augments the original machine (in production since December 2006) as KHI plans to ramp up production on their 787 line in Nagoya, Japan.

KHI Riveter 2
Electroimpact Celebrates 25th Anniversary
"Most of the company’s 390 Mukilteo workers gathered in one of the company’s cavernous assembly areas, eating barbecue and beans, and listening to jazz from a three-piece ensemble."
Read the full article at the Puget Sound Business Journal
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Peter Zieve speaking to Electroimpact Employees
Peter Zieve speaking to Electroimpact's employees at the 25th anniversary celebration in July
Electroimpact UK LTD Headquarters gets facility upgrade

On April 20, 2011, Electroimpact purchased a 5 acre property in Hawarden, UK to be remodeled as the new Electroimpact UK Ltd. headquarters. Construction enhancements will continue until October 3, 2011, the projected full occupancy date. Electroimpact Technology Park is in close proximity to Airbus UK, Broughton; one of Electroimpact’s largest customers. The new facility will expand Electroimpact’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities in the UK, helping to fortify a global presence in the aerospace industry. Airbus UK can be seen in the background of the photo below.

Electroimpact Technology Park. Airbus UK in the background
Electroimpact Receives United Way's Best New Campaign Award

Electroimpact proudly received United Way of Snohomish County's 2010 "Best New Campaign" award on March 10th, 2011. This award was received by Peter Zieve, President of Electroimpact, at United Way's Community Caring Celebration, see the link to the Everett Herald article dated 21 March.

Sited at as a major reason for the award was the innovative fundraising campaign that had the company donate $35 for every employee th-at volunteered in the community. Peter Zieve also donated $35 dollars for every employee that pledged an amount to United Was during 2011. 51 pledges and our 25 volunteers resulted in a corporate "match" of $2,660. In all, Electroimpact and its employers raised $17, 319 for the United Way of Snohomish County.

Sam Smith, a Project Engineer at Electroimpact Inc. in Mukilteo, was chairman of his company's effort. The aircraft assembly equipment manufacturer contributed to United Way years ago, but hadn't in years. "I am most proud of our 25 community volunteers, who take their time to make our local community a better place for everyone." With so many affected by the troubled economy, Smith said it was time to give. "I'm hoping to build on it," Smith said. "The company has its feet on the ground. We can look outward, rather than just provide jobs for people."

For more information, please contact Sam Smith sams@electroimpact.com

Peter Zieve (center), President of Electroimpact is presented with the award
Peter Zieve (center), President of Electroimpact, receives the award from Penney Coyne (right of center), Donor Relations Director, and Dennis Smith (left), Executive Vice-president and Interim President of UWSC. Sam Smith (left of center), is Electroimpact's campaign chairman.

Electroimpact was featured in a Story by the Everett Herald
Electroimpact is pleased to announce a contract with Boeing Charleston to supply automated drilling equipment for the fuselage of the 787.<br>

Electroimpact is pleased to announce a contract with Boeing Charleston to supply automated drilling equipment for the fuselage of the 787. The contract includes two types of drilling equipment - Flextrack and post-mill machines. Advanced functionality will be provided including high performance drilling, automatic inspection and fastening to help boost the output of the cell.

Electroimpact to supply Bobardier Aerospace, Belfast with assembly jigs and equipment for new CSeries aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast has awarded Electroimpact a contract for the supply of assembly jigs and equipment to support production of the advanced composite wings for Bombardier’s new CSeries commercial aircraft. Bombardier’s Belfast facility is responsible for the development, manufacture and assembly of the wings for the CSeries aircraft, which is aimed at the 100- to 149-seat market.

Electroimpact now joins Bombardier’s other US suppliers on the CSeries aircraft program. The multi-year contract, valued in the region of US$60 million, includes all tooling and automation equipment for the wing torque box assembly. Electroimpact will design and provide the machinery, assembly jigs and associated tooling, including state-of-the art processes for the wing torque box assembly such as precision-guided drilling, inspection and fastening technology. Electroimpact will also be responsible for the installation and commissioning of the equipment at Bombardier’s new composite wing production facility in Belfast.

CSeries is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Electroimpact was featured in a King 5 TV News Story
Electroimpact announces move into new World Headquarters building

Electroimpact proudly announces that we have moved into our new World Headquarters at 4413 Chennault Beach Rd. Mukilteo, WA 98275.

Electroimpact custom built a 65,000 square foot building to replace its former headquarters and moved in March 2009. At 52 feet high, the Assembly Facility has a single 55' x 250' machine assembly area, with a 5 foot thick slab section for final machine approval testing. The building has two 32 ton cranes, each with a hook height of 41'. On one side of the building there is a four story office and conference center with the first floor holding the machine shop and shipping/receiving area.

Electroimpact featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal
"A visit to Electroimpact Inc. might brighten the outlook of even the most despondent observer about the state of American manufacturing. The Mukilteo-based manufacturer of tooling and equipment for assembling large commercial aircraft is bulging with contracts, machines are being prepared for delivery, and people are assembling those machines."
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Electroimpact Awarded A350 Outer Wing Box Contract

Electroimpact is pleased to announce it was awarded the contract for the A350 Outer Wing Box in late 2008. This project confirms Electroimpact’s global position as the supplier of choice for cost effective automated assembly solutions for large aircraft parts. Installation is scheduled to begin in Broughton, UK in 2009 and production is scheduled to begin in 2010.

Electroimpact Awarded Contract by Spirit Aerospace for Automated Fiber Placement Machine

Electroimpact is pleased to announce the order placement by Spirit Aerosystems of a Production System consisting of 1 initial machine equipped with Modular AFP heads that will be used for production of the A350 fuselage, sect 15, panel layup. System delivery is for 2010 and is to be installed in a new facility being built in North Carolina by Spirit.

Electroimpact Awarded Contract to Update A320 E4000 Wing Panel Machine

Electroimpact is pleased to announce the order placement by Airbus for the refurbishment and technology update of the A320 E4000 Wing Panel Machine. Work to take place in 2009.

Electroimpact featured in US Industries Today article "Electroimpact High Flying"
"Born from an engineering doctorate project, Electroimpact has emerged as a leading light in the aircraft industry, supplying machine tooling products and integrated systems for global aerospace heavyweights. The Washington-headquartered organization’s success is due, in large part, to a unique business model, Dan Harvey reports."
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Electroimpact featured in SAE International article "New rivet injector design used by Electroimpact for Airbus wing work"
"The SA2 machine is the latest in the Low Voltage Electromagnet Riveter (LVER) family of automated fastening equipment from Electroimpact, and it is being used on the Airbus A320 aircraft."
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Electroimpact featured in SME Manufacturing Engineering article "Automating Composites Fabrication"
"It's no secret that the demand for composites is increasing. In aerospace, demand is increasing exponentially. The Boeing 787 and Airbus 350 XWB will be in excess of 50% composite by weight, according to Chris Red, editor and VP of market research for Composite Market Reports (Gilbert, AZ). By 2010, new regional and large commercial air transports will consume 12,500,000 lb (5,675,000 kg) of composites per year."
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Electroimpact featured in Puget Sound Business Journal article "Orders Flow Despite Boeing Defeat"
"Boeing employees and local politicians may be upset at the loss of a huge Air Force tanker contract Feb. 29. But not most local aerospace suppliers.
Parts makers say they're so sated with work on other Boeing jets, and will be for so many years to come, that they will hardly notice the absence of the 767 tanker. In fact it's almost impossible to find anyone who anticipates much tangible loss."
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Hawker de Havilland Places Order with Electroimpact for 787 trailing edge component manufacturing equipment

Electroimpact is pleased to announce the receipt of order from Hawker de Havilland for 787 trailing edge component manufacturing equipment. This equipment will be used to meet the ramp up requirements for the 787 progam. The order includes tooling and an additional seven robotic drilling systems, bringing the total to tweleve robotic systems in support of the 787 program.

Electroimpact featured in SAE publication "Aerospace engineering & manufacturing"
"It takes someone with a large supply of natural engineering ability to crack the employee lineup at Electroimpact, a company that swings for the fences in its design, production and installation of custom-designed auotmated fastening equipment for aerospace customers."
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Electroimpact Receives Permit for new Building

Electroimpact is pleased to announce another major step forward in the construction of our new office and assembly building, “Lowbay2”; a perimt to build. At 15,000 square feet, Lowbay2 will provide a new buyoff area, a Union PCR1500plus CNC Horizontal boring mill with 5 axis capability and a 14meter x 6 meter x 1.5 meter cutting envelope (45.9 ft x 19.7 ft x 4.9 ft), and help to consolidate the Electroimpact campus for increased communications between engineers. DKS has been contracted for the construction of our new building.

Mukilteo Marine release is celebrated at Electroimpact

Out of jail, Marine is cheered in Mukilteo

150 greet man convicted in Iraqi's death
By Jim Haley, Herald Writer
MUKILTEO — Robert Pennington and his father, Terry Pennington, ascended a pair of tall stepladders in place along a wall of the Electroimpact company. continue reading the rest of the article . . .

Local Marine convicted in murder of Iraqi civilian shares story

By KOMO Staff A local Marine who pleaded guilty to taking part in the kidnapping and the gruesome killing of Iraqi civilian says the crime was a bad mistake in a bad situation."

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