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Experimental Fabrication Branch Overview
April 10, 2012

The Experimental Fabrication Facility's five-axis router creates a mold. The five-axis router enables easier fabrication of composite parts, frees up other machinery, and allows the fabrication facility to handle the creation of the latest composite parts and components. (NASA Photo / Tom Tschida)
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The Armstrong Experimental Fabrication Branch is a one-stop fabrication and manufacturing center. The branch consists of five shops that provide machining, sheet metal, tubing, welding, and composite fabrication for both aerospace and ground requirements. A production controller on staff will coordinate the outsourcing to offsite manufacturing facilities if the requirements exceed the capacity or competency of the branch.

The 20 engineering technicians in the branch are highly skilled fabricators and master craftsmen who have many years of experimental fabrication experience. Pro-Engineering software is the primary CNC programming system used in the branch to produce complex or sophisticated parts. The Experimental Fabrication Branch can assist with your project from design phase through assembly and installation.

Point of Contact

Ed Swan
Branch Chief

(661) 276-3904


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