Waltonen Aerospace Industry


As a supplier to the Aerospace Industry for over 10 years, Waltonen leverages its knowledge of the unique demands of low, medium and high volume manufacturing, its investment in technology, recognition of market trends, new innovations across a multitude of industries and our highly skilled staff to meet the challenges of our clients and be a strategic partner to help bring their product to market successfully and with the quality their customers demand.

The Aerospace Industry is undergoing a dramatic shift due to consumer demand. From the largest commercial aircraft manufacturers to the small entry level general aviation builders, aircraft producers are seeing a demand from the client base to achieve more value from their investment. The ability to fly higher, faster and farther with better navigation equipment, more usable payload and greater creature comforts inside for the occupants while operating at a lower cost is driving the industry to look for innovators. Using Waltonen’s know how in Dimensional Engineering, Modeling and Simulation, Tooling Design and Plant Layout and Processing, Aerospace manufacturers are able to develop new powertrains, new materials, new methodologies and ways to streamline production both in current models as well as product development. Utilizing the advanced tools available, first time producers as well established stalwarts are using Waltonen’s expertise to expand into markets they weren’t in prior or had distanced themselves from in the past. They are challenging the status quo to upgrade, refine or replace the current offerings in order to stay competitive.

With a significant backlog of orders on the books, manufacturers have pressure to bring their product to market quicker with the able to produce more efficiently without sacrificing quality or safety. By supporting multiple markets and industries, Waltonen has the experience to face these challenges head on, and bring best practices to our Aerospace customers. Having the knowledge in various industries and applying them in the appropriate space, Waltonen serves as the right partner to help solve these issues.

The ability to get in on the ground floor of the product development and help nurture the design with our many tools and technologies, Waltonen adds value to your product development cycle from very early stages. We carry that value all the way to the plant floor in production by providing a turnkey solution for developing lean, robust, efficient and high quality manufacturing systems for our clients. From the beginning to end of your project, Waltonen has the passion, commitment, ability and tools to help you be successful.

Areas of Expertise:

Design Engineering & Manufacturing:

  • Tooling & Fixtures
  • Gages
  • Drill Jigs
  • Assembly Jigs
  • Templates
  • Operator Work Platforms
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Standard Library Development
  • Standardized Design Packages & Criteria
  • Holding Jigs
  • Prototype & FTV Tooling
  • Production Tooling
  • Master Tooling
  • Flexible Tooling Systems
  • Lay up Mandrel Tooling
  • Composite Tooling
  • Test Stands

Manufacturing Systems:

  • Facilities Planning
  • Plant Layout
  • Process Flow Analysis
  • Manufacturing Optimization
  • Work Cell Optimization
  • Line Balancing
  • Assembly Process Development & Validation
  • Robotic Systems
  • Operator Work Instructions
  • Tooling Installation and Integration

Quality Engineering:

  • Dimensional Engineering
  • Variation Simulation Analysis
  • 3D Scanning
  • Laser Tracking & Certification
  • Human Ergonomics Studies
  • Dimensional Build Strategies
  • Quality Controls Plans
  • Supplier Audits
  • Measurement Plans
  • Supplier Quality Support
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Re-Engineering
  • DFM/DFA Consultation
  • PPAP Support
  • Tooling Repeatability Studies
  • First Article Inspection & Support
  • GD&T Consultation
  • GD&T Development & Application
  • GD&T Training
  • Dimensional Engineering Training
  • Variation Reduction Support

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