Kaman Aerosystems Tooling
Tooling solutions customized for each customer’s requirements

We provide our global customer base with tooling design and manufacture for civil and military aircraft platforms on fixed wing, rotary, and space applications.

Products and Services

Kaman Tooling’s design and engineering team use the latest CATIA and CAD software, training manuals and on-site tooling training, concurrent and reverse engineering. Our team includes fully trained and accredited project and program managers.

We provide a full engineering service comprised of a large multi-disciplined conventional tool room, supported by a CMM machine and a large 3 & 5 axis cnc machining center capable of machining small tertiary parts up to 6m in length.

Kaman Tooling has a AS9100 Rev. C quality management system, along with numerous customer accreditations, including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Agusta Westland, Spirit and Bombardier. We have received ISO 14001 environmental management accreditation and ISO 18001 health and safety management accreditation.

Kaman Tooling uses a Robust Epicor / MRP system for order tracking and performance management. We adhere to ITAR controls, List X approval and secure FTP protocols.

Types of tools include:

  • Assembly fixtures and jigs
  • Stretch form tooling
  • Drill, rout and trim fixtures
  • Mould tools
  • Detail tooling
  • Handling & transport equipment

Tooling is made from:

  • Carbon
  • Invar
  • Nickel shells
  • Steel
  • Aluminum

Manufacturing capabilities include:

  • CNC machining to 20 meters
  • Assembly and fitting
  • Pattern making
  • Autoclaves
  • Conventional machining and welding

Kaman Tooling is a center of excellence for aerospace tooling, and a global leader in tooling design and manufacture for civil and military aircraft platforms on fixed wing, rotary, and space applications. We supporti major primes and Tier 1 and 2 customers on some of the most advanced projects in development and production. Our extensive capabilities span design, project management, manufacturing, installation, through life support, consultancy, and tooling try out and modification. We provide turnkey solutions, from individual tools to production systems, including automation. In addition to aerospace, the industries we serve include defense, space, power, transportation, renewables, and marine. We offer both design and build and build to print services.

Kaman Tooling has a new purpose-built 64,000 square foot manufacturing facility, which includes 20m long bed CNC machining center, 6m co-ordinate measuring machine, 2x10 ton cranes, and 10m high assembly bays. We manufacture metallic and non-metallic ground support equipment, including canopy transportation, nacelle handling, protective covers, struts, fin installation and removal kits, and lifting equipment.

Our tooling is designed and manufactured for a wide range of aircraft platforms, including A350, F-35, Typhoon, A320, Learjet, C-Series, A330, Hawk, A380, KC-390, G280, Trent, AH-1Z, A10 and A340. Kaman Tooling holds many prime customer approvals and is industry-compliant with AS EN 9100, BS EN 9001:2000 and ISO14001 approved. The company also holds BAE Systems Method 1 approval (Direct to Line Delivery).

The design office consists of a proactive, dynamic, multi-disciplined design team with extensive experience of producing 2 and 3D computer aided designs using Catia V5, this is based on the knowledge of aerospace, automotive and specialist engineering industries. Kaman Tooling has a proven track record of meeting challenging time scales, with high quality and cost effective solutions to assist in producing full turnkey packages to our respective customers including installation. To compliment both the production and design facilities we provide an equally capable inspection facility with CMM and Laser tracking technology.

The company is accredited with a wide range of approvals including ISO 9001 along with many other Aerospace and Automotive approvals. Our quality department operates within a large climate-controlled environment, utilizing the latest Leica & Faro equipment. Supported by PCDMIS 2009 & METROLOG XG11 software suites, we also have a large 5 axis CMM (5m x 3m x 1.5m) with a measurement accuracy of 0.0005”.

Core Capabilities:

  • Design
  • Build to Print
  • Project Management
  • Turnkey Solutions, including Automation
  • Global Tool Installation
  • Tool Try Out - Component Proving
  • Worldwide Tooling Consultancy Support



Kaman Tooling clients include:

  • Global Customer base (OEMs/Tier 1,2,3 suppliers/Integrators)
  • Airbus EADS (Astrium)
  • Thales Underwater Systems
  • Spirit Aero Systems
  • BAE Systems
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Fokker
  • Bombardier
  • Kaman Aerospace
  • MBDA
  • SAFRAN (Aircelle)
  • Rolls Royce
  • Duqueine
  • Hydro
  • Electro Impact
  • Aerovodochody
Suppliers and Contacts
Kaman Aerosystems Tooling

The role Supply Chain plays in today’s organization is critical to achieving success. In today’s competitive marketplace, emphasis is always placed to minimize inventories, maintain high quality, seek out the lowest cost, and develop a supplier base whose partnership will meet the challenges ahead. A successful organization must work as a team, and at Kaman, our supply base is considered a key part of our team.

The expectation of our customers always requires focused attention. Tooling designs, like any other product, requires close cooperation to understand customer needs, and our Supply Chain group must be reactive to design changes, working to meet shortened schedules, and offering quality products at the lowest possible cost.        

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Supplier Documents:

Kaman UK Burnley Tooling

Kaman Tooling Ltd
1 Innovation Drive
BB10 2FT (SAT Nav: BB10 2TP)
Tel:  +44 (0) 1282 473800