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October 18, 2016 5:00pm - 8:30pm
245 Old Brickyard Ln
Berlin, CT 06037
TIGHITCO AEROSTRUCTURES DIVISION
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TIGHITCO AEROSTRUCTURES DIVISION: BERLIN, CT
Design, development and production of complex carbon composite aircraft structures
The Aerostructures Division began in 1972 as Ellcott Manufacturing in Vernon, Connecticut and was acquired by TIGHITCO in 1997. In 2007 the facility moved to Berlin, Connecticut and changed its name to the Aerostructures Division.
The Aerostructures Division designs, engineers and manufactures complex composite structures and assemblies. This includes autoclave co-cured carbon fiber structures, metal and honeycomb bonded panels, sheet metal and machined components, and final assembly of entire products.
With manufacturing and engineering capabilities ranging from individual components all the way up to full assemblies, TIGHITCO can provide our customers high-quality, cost-effective structural solutions.
The Aerostructures Division of TIGHITCO specializes in high-strength, lightweight, composite structures for aerospace applications. Epoxy, polyester, phenolic and polyamide resin systems, reinforced with fiberglass, graphite, Kevlar®, NOMEX and boron, are processed within an environmentally controlled atmosphere. Honeycomb core is incorporated into many of the structures we manufacture. Multiple autoclaves ensure that our facility is equipped to handle most applications.
The Berlin, CT location also manufactures aluminum-bonded structures, and has supplied the aerospace industry with high quality products for commercial and military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Our products encompass both bonded honeycomb panels and structures, and metal-to-metal bonded assemblies. Supporting its Metal Bonding capabilities with in-house tooling design, sheet metal fabrication, core detail fabrication, in-house captive phosphoric acid anodizing, adhesive priming, and laboratory testing.
CATIA V5 UG NX7.5 MASTERCAM X4 3dVIA
CPD FIBERSIM VERISURF ENOVIA LCA
Hand Layup / Laser Ply Projection
Major & Complex Composite Assemblies
Sheet Metal Fabrication
In-house Phosphoric Acid Anodizing
CNC 5-Axis Routing
Prime and Paint Application
Portable CMM Inspection
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About APICS Hartford County Chapter event at TIGHITCO, Inc. - Aerostructures Group Berlin
APICS Hartford County Chapter #6, Inc. is proud to highlight one of our four plant tours celebrating manufacturing month 2016. This plant tour will offer a unique look at a high end aerospace component manufacturer utilizing leading edge technology and operations management practices. APICS Hartford County Chapter #6, Inc. is the Association for operations management and is committed to providing continuous education for local Connecticut business through monthly events and formal education offerings. Grow your personal supply chain today!