Custom Equipment Design & Fabrication


As a full-service organization comprised of seasoned, highly skilled, and multi-disciplined engineers, machinists, and technicians, Calspan has a long history of designing and fabricating unique test hardware in support of our aerospace and automotive test facilities and our innovative customers.

Our reputation for excellence is worldwide, as evidenced by the fact that Calspan has been commissioned to create a state-of-the-art automotive crash test facility in India for the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP). The initiative supported by the government of India, a number of state governments, and the Indian automotive industry was to develop a cutting-edge testing, validation, and R&D infrastructure.


Calspan provides custom equipment design and fabrication solutions to meet the complex and unique needs our customers. If a particular piece of test equipment or hardware is needed, we will provide a solution. We partner with our customers every step of the way, providing expertise in:

  • Mechanical Design
  • Electrical Design
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Solid Modeling
  • Machining and Fabrication

Typical projects include:

  • Wind Tunnel Model Support Systems
  • Moving Deformable Barriers to Support Automotive Crash Testing
  • Velocity Measurement System (VMS)
  • Hardware to Support Vehicle Tow Systems

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Calspan’s extensive 20,000 sq. ft. machine shop provides high-quality precision machining and fabrication services. Our competitive pricing, short lead times and rapid turnaround can help give customers an edge. We machine ultra-high precision aerospace components as well as routine production items and bring a wealth of practical experience to bear on customers’ machining needs.

In addition to standard machining services, Calspan can handle turnings of all sizes, routine and advanced millwork, and assembly of manufactured parts. We also offer a precision inspection area with traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and are certified to ISO9001:2013. Calspan can accommodate large machining operations and has a full-service logistics service as well as secure storage for sensitive or confidential material. We also offer services such as sand-blasting, painting and welding.


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