Product: Fuel System Flame Arrestor
Function: Prevents flames from traveling thru the fuel system to the fuel tank.
Challenge: A Tier 1 supplier to the aerospace industry was looking for a source to manufacture this flame arrestor. Due to the tight tolerances involved on the delicate component, and the unusual assembly involved many manufacturers either declined or were unable to manufacture the component.
Solution: Contour’s team of engineers and machinists were able to value engineer this component keeping the mission critical tolerances intact, yet improving manufacturability.
Results: The newly engineered design maintained the extremely high tolerance demands, and took cost out of the manufacturability of the product, thus creating a win-win scenario.
Takeaway: This flame arrestor component is responsible for keeping 1000’s of air-passengers safe daily. The Tier 1 supplier chose Contour to value engineer and manufacture this product because of Contour’s unsurpassed excellence in precision milling and machining. When lives are at risk, major suppliers turn to Contour to manufacture what is needed.