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Burnham provides composite tooling solutions for the Aerospace Industry.  Burnham uses proven composite processing techniques, the latest material advancements, and sound composite tooling methodologies.

Industry leaders, such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Spirit Aerosystems, Textron Aviation, GKN Aerospace, and others, utilize Burnham's capabilities to provide:

  • Tooling Families - high temperature lay-up mandrels or molds, masters, trim/drill fixtures, and assembly fixtures.
  • Composite Eggcrate Backup Structures - delivered assembled or as a pre-cut kit.
  • Fiber-Lok™ Tooling Reinforcements - laminated panels, sandwich panels, tubes, angles, and tees.


Burnham's Quality System is ISO 9001:2008 + AS9100C certified.  Progressive inspection practices are utilized throughout the manufacturing process.

Inspection techniques include dimensional inspection via CMM or Laser Tracker, ultrasonic inspection, and vacuum integrity (service temperature / service pressure leak check).

Our Quality department also ensures traceability of raw materials are maintained.

Burnham is experienced with a broad range of materials and processes used in the fabrication of composite tooling as well as composite parts.  Burnham understands the cost / performance relationships associated with materials and processes.  The wide spectrum of materials and processes in our portfolio and the ability to compare and contrast options are valuable assets to our customers.

Part models or masters range from low-cost materials, such as wood and foam, to high performance materials, such as monolithic graphite.

7,000 square foot of "Clean Room" is used for prepreg lay-up and "out of autoclave" infusion operations.

 Certified Autoclaves up to 8' Dia x 30' long are utilized for composite bonding and leak check operations.

 Burnham utilizes various Saws, Shapers, Router, Drills, etc. as required.

Burnham also utilizes area shops for Waterjet, Laser cutting, Painting, Testing, CMM & NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection).

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Burnham Composite Structures, Inc. utilizes a variety of materials and processes.  Through continuous development of materials and processes, we offer our customers the best solutions in weight, sound attenuation, performance and cost.

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