New Composite Materials & Automated Processing Technology

(Techni-Modul Engineering)

Driven by design innovation the aerospace industry is focused on performance, with OEMs challenged to increase production rates and enhance productivity for new programs. This requires advanced cost effective solutions from suppliers.

To meet these challenges, Hexcel & Techni-Modul Engineering (TME) have collaborated on a fully automated production cell capable of processing new generation composite materials combining performance & productivity. TME’s innovative technology for the automated production of complex dry preforms was adapted to process the latest generation of dry reinforcement materials manufactured by HEXCEL using a new injection technology (C-RTM). This enables a fully automated system to process primary structure materials without any operator intervention, meeting the challenge of improving cycle times while increasing quality, repeatability and accuracy.