FEATURED PROJECT: Boeing Delta IV Launch Table
Thompson Metal Fab shop fabricated a 580 ton launch table for the Boeing Delta IV project. The launch table measured 98’ L x 46’ W x 33’ T. The project included flame deflectors A, B and C. Deflectors A and C weighed 50 tons each while the movable deflector B weighed 120-tons. The hydraulic and mechanical rocket leveling components were also fabricated and supplied for the project. Leveling components were constructed of high strength stainless nitronic, carpenter alloy and carbon steel materials. All components were tested to verify that under the designated loads, no distortion, cracks, failures, or impaired functionality had occurred in the manufacturing process during assembly.