Title: NOVEL MANUFACTURING ROUTE FOR AFFORDABLE THERMOSET COMPOSITE PRIMARY STRUCTURES
Abstract: Nowadays, most of the flying composite primary structures are made of thermoset preimpregnated material and consist of an autoclave polymerized skin with riveted/bonded stiffeners, clips or brackets. In the present competitive race on manufacturing cost savings, numerous blocking points to decrease drastically either the recurrent or non-recurrent costs of traditional thermoset composite structures are well known. This paper addresses: - a full emerging manufacturing approach foreseen as cost saving enablers at short to long terms - a manufacturing cycle cost assessment with regards to business case and potential new dedicated supply chain.
Authors: Mathieu Piana, Patrice Lefébure, Stéphane Bechtel
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando