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A Design Study in Aluminum Castings -Uplock Support                                          
Quality Assurance

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Finished Uplock Support

Acceptance testing of the Uplock Support is a key factor in providing a quality product to Boeing and is supported by comprehensive process documentation.
The uplock support is inspected and tested against the following requirements--
  • 100% fluorescent penetrant inspection after casting.
  • Class B x-ray radiography after casting.
  • Dimensional checks before and after machining.
  • Periodic tensile testing of test sections from the casting.

The uplock support is supplied ready for installation --

  • Anodized, primed, and painted
  • Finish machined with installed bushings.





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