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Fabrication of the Airframe: Detail Practice in Plate and Press Work

W. Gibson (Works Manager of Westland Aircraft Works, branch of Fetters, Ltd., Yeovil.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 1932



THE term “fabrication” is perhaps the best description of present methods of aircraft manufacture. Production, in the American sense of continuous output of standardised details and assemblies, is, fortunately for our versatile designers, a production ideal of the future. On the other hand, the term “jobbing shops” once applied to the industry by a well‐known designer is in most cases an unfair description.


Gibson, W. (1932), "Fabrication of the Airframe: Detail Practice in Plate and Press Work", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 12, pp. 319-320.




Copyright © 1932, MCB UP Limited

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