Getting in shape

  • 30-Jun-2008 08:03 EDT

Curtiss-Wright’s Metal Treatment segment has been awarded a contract by Boeing to establish a laser peen forming production cell inside Boeing’s Frederickson, WA, facility. The cell is planned to be in production during the second quarter of 2008 and would initially be used for shaping the complex curvatures of some of the wing sections of the Boeing 747-8. Curtiss-Wright’s laser peening technology has the ability to impart deep compressive stresses on the surface of metal parts, which can then be used to precisely form metal panels into their desired shape. The Metal Treatment segment operates laser peening facilities in Livermore, CA, and Earby, U.K.

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