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Aerospace

Current Nose Fuselage designs as shown on the left are typically made up of hundreds of different parts which are assembled by means of drilled holes and rivets in special purpose assembly jigs.  With our Enabling Technology of High Energy Hydro Forming we form a thick plate of Aluminum as a Near Net Shape or Pre-form.

This Near Net Shape is fully machined on both Outer Mold Line and Inner Mold Line. The result is a Monolithic Integral Structure with all strength and stiffening elements integrally machined in. There is no need for (sub)assembly which results in >> 30% cost reduction and >> 20% weight reduction.

Near net shapes

Typical Examples of Near Net Shape blank sizes as formed  by 3D Metal Forming  are

  • L = 6 m., W = 3 m., Thickness 100 mm
  • L = 6 m., W = 3 m., Thickness 100 mm
  • L = 6 m., W = 3 m., Thickness 100 mm
  • L = 6 m., W = 3 m., Thickness 100 mm
Door Surround

Monolithic Door Surround

Landing Gear Bay

Monolithic Nose landing Gear Bay