BA FOD Control Board Kit
Bron Aerotech FOD Control Boards supply individually- shaped, kitted aircraft tape maskants for use in the paint/assembly process. Each kit is custom-designed to meet the build requirements for each ship set. The BA FOD Control Board utilizes a shape-indicated removal process for each maskant to ensure there is no adhesive tape left on the aircraft. Customers utilizing BA FOD Control Boards have realized a significant reduction in FOD/Reject Tags, as well as substantial time savings.
Background and Process:
The Bron Aerotech FOD Control Board is an innovation that combines pre-cut, peel-and-place, full-size maskant decals with the Lean 5S Visual Factory Shadow Board concept.
Using a CAD tool, maskant patterns for a painting or assembly build sequence are identified. Maskant shapes and maskant placement orientations are then condensed to fit onto a neatly designed, hand-held Styrene board containing the maskants. The position of each maskant pattern on the Styrene board mimics each mask decal placement onto the structure being painted or assembled. Visual orientation notes (Forward/Aft, Inboard/Outboard, Up/Down) can be used to further assist a worker to properly place the mask patterns.
Productivity is improved by eliminating the need to hand-mask odd-shapes, and by reduction in hand-fit, tear-and-place mask work. While masking of straight edges is easily facilitated with traditional rolls of masking tape, complex shapes (including circles, 3-D surface edges, hexagons, etc.) require multiple tear-and-place operations.
However, as beneficial as pre-cut, peel-and-place mask patterns may be, the real savings come in de-masking and improved quality.
Following painting, the task of identifying all of the masked surfaces can be a nightmare as everything now appears the same-both the structure and the masking. Where did all the masking go?
Flip the Bron Aerotech FOD Control Board over to reveal the “Shadow Board” visual aid. The technician clearly knows where the maskant patterns are located on the structure thru the mimicking of the FOD Control Board design. The technician then “fills-in” the Shadow Board with the maskant patterns as he peels them off the assembly.
Quality can quickly review the post-paint Shadow Board with all shadow areas filled and approve the FOD check that follows the paint sequence.
BA 23TS QMT
BA 23TS QMT is a paper backed pressure-sensitive tape with easy clean removal from most surfaces. Used for part marking and color coding.
TDS BA 23TS QMT
BA 6866 Drill and Countersink Surface Protection & Paint Masking Tape
BA 6866 is a unique, soft, flexible PVC tape with an aggressive but clean removal natural rubber adhesive. Gold or clear in color, this tape will remove from a variety of production surfaces – even under extreme temperature, UV exposure, and direct chemical contact. BA 6866 is superior for general surface protection, painting and coating applications, and drill and countersink protection. The primary advantage of the BA 6866 clear tape is that the production surface is visible through the tape, allowing for accurate identification of drill/countersink locations for defect reduction. BA 6866 is also ideal for fineline masking if a very sharp paint edge is required, especially on painted or unpainted plastic parts and for multi-color painting.
TDS BA 6866 and FOD Control (Printed) Tape