Turbojets and turboprops are very delicate products for which a high degree of reliability is required.
All critical aircraft and helicopter components are shot peened to prevent crack initiation and propagation.
Full control and mastery of the shot peening process is necessary to ensure and optimise the fatigue resistance of components that are generally complex in geometry.
The STRESSONIC® process provides a superior level of control compared to conventional shot peening technologies (reproducibility, consistency, surface quality) and is thus particularly suitable for the treatment of high value parts such as:
Our sister company SONATS has developed and patented technical solutions for such applications. Indeed, SONATS designs and manufactures portable equipment as well as customized automated shot peening machines that ensure the quality treatment and reduced costs for our customers, without a risk of damaging parts.
These applications include the treatment of new parts as well as maintenance and repair operations.
STRESSONIC® technology fulfils two requirements in the field of aerostructure parts and sub-assemblies:
The dynamic nature of the aerospace industry, the challenging production environments (temperature, noise, etc.), the arduous and repetitive manual tasks (MSD), not to mention the ramping up of current production programs are all conditions that encourage the emergence and development of robotic production systems.
Against this background, our subsidiary GEBE2 is providing aerospace industry players with its skills and expertise in robotizing processes for finishing metal and composite parts. Our robotic cells can help you cut production costs while maintaining maximum precision and accuracy, thus enhancing productivity.
Our knowledge and expertise of process automation systems for the aerospace industry goes even further. We can also meet your need to combine human and robotic systems on your production line through the deployment of “cobots”.
A few examples of automated applications for the aeronautics sector: nacelle sanding, micro-drilling of acoustic panels, ultrasonic shot peening of engine parts, machining of composites and honeycombs…
Composite materials have been used for many aerospace applications due to their advantages : strenght to weight ratio, durability and ability to create complex shape and design.
But when it comes to complying with aerospace standards and quality for trimming and milling composites materials, manufacturers have to innovate and trust state-of-the-art technologies and processes. This is why ultrasonic composite cutting is the perfect choice. Handheld system or fully embeddable end-effectors for CN Machines, Robots and even XY tables answer both quality and productivity main concerns.
When high production rates are required, our ultrasonic blades and rotating discs are the ideal partners. Our ultrasonic cutting technology answers manufacturers’ mains issues :
Ultrasonic welding of composites materials offers an cost-effective alternative to traditional assembling processes such as bonding or fastening. This process is much faster than conventional welding processes and thus, saves time. As no foreign material is needed, ultrasonic welding avoid contamination and ensure a high quality bond and tigh seal.
Our ultrasonic welding equipment is very useful for assembling and pre-positionning up to 25 composite materials folds.
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