Aerospace Kitting: Everything You Need to Know
Aerospace kitting refers to the process of organizing and packaging small parts and hardware for use in aerospace assembly and maintenance operations. This process involves grouping together the necessary components, such as fasteners, nuts, and bolts, for a specific assembly task and packaging them into a kit. The kit is then delivered to the assembly line, ensuring that the correct parts are available at the right time and in the right place.
What is the Kitting Process?
The kitting process starts with an assessment of the specific assembly requirements, including the type and quantity of small parts needed. Based on this information, the kit is custom-engineered to meet the unique needs of the assembly operation. The parts are then carefully organized and packaged into a kit case, which is designed to keep the components secure and protected during transportation.
What is the Difference between Kitting and Assembly?
While kitting and assembly both involve the use of small parts, they refer to different stages of the manufacturing process. Kitting refers to the process of organizing and packaging the necessary components for a specific assembly task, while assembly refers to the actual process of putting the components together to create the final product. In other words, kitting is the preparation stage for assembly.
Aerospace Fastener Kits and Hardware Kits
Aerospace kitting typically involves the use of aerospace fastener kits and hardware kits. These kits contain the small parts, such as fasteners and hardware, necessary for specific assembly tasks. They are designed to provide easy access to the components and ensure that the correct parts are available at the right time and in the right place.
Small Parts Fastener Kits and Hardware Kits
Small parts fastener kits and hardware kits are an essential component of the aerospace kitting process. These kits contain the small parts necessary for a specific assembly task and are designed to provide easy access to the components. The goal of small parts kitting is to optimize OEM/MRO assembly operations and improve efficiency.
FOD Control Kits
FOD, or Foreign Object Debris, is a major concern in aerospace assembly and maintenance operations. To prevent FOD, MAAG™ KIT cases are designed to lock parts in place, eliminating waste and the potential for FOD associated with bin kit type organizing trays. With MAAG™ KIT cases, you can maintain FOD control and ensure a safe and efficient assembly process.
Aerospace kitting is a crucial process for ensuring that the correct parts are available at the right time and in the right place for assembly operations. With MAAG™ KIT cases, you can optimize your OEM/MRO assembly operations and achieve unrivaled performance for your build and assembly operations. For more information, please take a look around the site, download our brochure, or contact us today.