Middle River Aerostructure Systems’ Lean Lab supports technology development programs for the company’s engineering team and for its partners – complementing the engineering design community in developing products, as well as supporting material certification and qualification for FAA conformity.
As an integral part of MRAS’ engineering organization, the Lean Lab supports the development and certification of new designs through the building and testing of subcomponents and structures. Evaluations can be performed at a reduced scale, followed by the scale-up to full size components. The laboratory also can build its own tooling to support such testing – including at subcomponent level and reduced scale – with full measurement instrumentation.
The Lean Lab’s functional capabilities are backed by MRAS project engineers and manufacturing technicians who work closely with the engineering team in defining and creating project plans.
This highly agile laboratory offers “one-stop” materials solutions, using Middle River Aerostructure Systems’ own materials properties database to meet requirements that range from material selection, design analysis and testing through to qualification, certification and production.