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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.

News

Printing continuous carbon fiber in true 3D
10/14/2020
SCRAM, the system is an integration of an FFF 3D printer and a thermoplastic AFP machine

"Electroimpact is developing a new technology based on old technologies. Named SCRAM, or Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing, the system is an integration of an FFF 3D printer and a thermoplastic AFP machine. The system is comprised of an accurate robot, a rotating build platform, and a climate-controlled build chamber. The end effector carries multiple material systems to print a soluble support material (the “tool”), a continuous fiber tape, and a chopped fiber material. Each print starts with the robot depositing the support material on the build platform. It then automatically switches to printing continuous fiber and chopped fiber-reinforced material to produce the part. The continuous fiber is deposited using “in-situ consolidation”, in which the tape is laser-welded to the substrate material and compacted in process. The resulting continuous fiber-reinforced parts are on the order of out-of-autoclave levels of porosity."

Read more from the JEC Group: http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/printing-continuous-carbon-fibre-true-3d

Combining AFP with 3D printing for flexible parts production
10/12/2020
SCRAM, the system is an integration of an FFF 3D printer and a thermoplastic AFP machine

Electroimpact creates SCRAM, a true 3d printer and multifunctional manufacturing cell for complex, aero-quality continuous fiber composite parts.

Read more at Composites World: https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/combining-afp-with-3d-printing-for-flexible-parts-production

Electroimpact works with BAE Systems on Future Fighter - Factory of the Future
8/10/2020

Electroimpact has teamed with BAE system to enhance the accuracy of off-the-shelf robots to deal with the precise tolerances required for military aircraft as part of BAE Systems Future Fighter - Factory of the Future.

Read the full article at Aviation Week

BAE proposes a factory of the future that is fully digitized end to end with control rooms monitoring each step of the process. Credit: BAE Systems

Credit: BAE Systems

Electroimpact’s 6-axis continuous fiber 3D printer, one part of future multi-functional manufacturing cell
7/20/2020

SCRAM is a true 6-axis, industrial continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printer, which enables the tool-less rapid fabrication of aerospace-grade integrated composite structures. High-performance thermoplastics combined with a high percentage of continuous fiber reinforcement are used to produce parts with exceptional material properties previously unheard of in the world of additive manufacturing.

Read the full article at Composites World

Electroimpact unveils continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printing system
6/29/2020

Electroimpact has integrated a thermoplastic automatic fiber placement (AFP) process and an advanced fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing process to create SCRAM, which it describes as "an industrial, true six-axis, continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printer."

Read the full article at The Prospector.

continuous fiber-reinforced 3D printing system
Covid Face Shields for Healthcare Workers
4/21/2020

Over the past few weeks, Electroimpact has been using our manufacturing resources to produce face shields and ear guards to assist in the fight against COVID-19. We want to say thank you to our healthcare heroes!

Read more at The Lynnwood Times "Electroimpact builds face shields for local medical centers"

Combined Operation: Bolting and Robotic Automatic-drilling
3/17/2020
COBRA on QueSST Shaping X-59 QueSST at Skunk Works

The Electroimpact Accurate Robot "COBRA" (Combined Operation: Bolting and Robotic Automatic-drilling) is enabling Lockheed Martin to manufacture the X-59 QueSST with efficiency, quality and affordability.

"Most recently, the X-59 program has leveraged a Combined Operation: Bolting and Robotic Automatic-drilling system to finish the lower wing skin of the aircraft. Simply known as COBRA, the robotic system drills, countersinks and inspects holes with a quality pass rate over 99.99%. Its use on X-59 marks the first time Lockheed Martin has drilled a production article with the COBRA system, pairing automation and robotics technologies to increase manufacturing speed and accuracy."

See more of the Electroimpact Accurate Robot "COBRA" in action here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lockheed-martin_ever-wonder-how-were-building-the-quietest-activity-6645687712600899588-4Mki

Wazzu Racing Team
3/11/2020

Electroimpact is a proud sponsor of the WSU Formula SAE team Wazzu Racing which provides engineering students with a hands-on learning opportunity and industry practical experience.

https://news.wsu.edu/2020/03/10/wazzu-racing-gives-students-hands-learning-opportunity/

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Electroimpact has developed an industrial true 6-axis continuous fiber reinforced 3D printer, enabling the tool-less rapid fabrication of aerospace-grade integrated composite structures. High-performance thermoplastics combined with a high percentage of continuous fiber reinforcement are used to produce parts with exceptional mechanical properties previously unheard of in the world of 3D printing.

Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM)