Surface Prep for Adhesive Bonding
Our Unit-18 chemical processing line is dedicated to the cleaning and surface preparation of detail parts for adhesive bonding.
This line retains an aqueous degreasing capacity along with alkaline cleaning, FPL acid etch, as well as phosphoric and chromic anodize.
Sized to process product matching the capacity of our Thermwood CNC router and autoclaves, the tanks and drying oven in this line have dimensions of 32 feet long, 8 feet deep, and 36 inches wide.
This line features a no-touch monorail racking system ideally suited to the requirements of adhesive bonding. Once loaded in the racks, detail parts are chemical processed, oven dried, adhesive primed and force cured, without any direct handling that might compromise the prepared surfaces.
Prepared parts are stored in the racks within the environmentally controlled holding area until they are finally cut down for clean room lay-up.
Fleet Canada maintains two separate Chem-Processing lines, both certified to Nadcap chemical processing requirements.
Metal Surface Finishing
Our Unit-4 chemical processing line is dedicated to the surface finishing of detail parts that do not require adhesive bonding.
This line retains a vapour degreasing capacity along with alkaline cleaning, acid etch, conversion coating, and chromic anodize.
Detail parts for our conventional airframe assembly area, or direct supply to customers, are processed through this line.