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Inside the Boeing Factory

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by meister, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

    Jan 13, 2008
    People should check out the documentary about the design competition for the F-35. Pretty cool stuff.

    Didn't read the thread huh?
  2. Coburn

    Coburn Senior member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Redwood just alerted me to this thread.

    I've worked in that factory off and on for the last 4 years on the 787.

    In the upper left hand corner of slide 3 you will see a lighted area with I beams crossing diagonally across the open space. My desk is about 20 feet back from there.

    Earlier this winter I worked on the 747-8 pictured in slides 9 and 10.

    BTW, that massive blue and yellow fixture you see surrounding the empennage in slide 3 is called the "MOAT" tool.

    I kid you not, MOAT = Mother of All Tools.

  3. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Feb 13, 2011
    London, UK
    that factory must take an hour to walk from one end to the other, huge aint the word

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