13th March 2017
Oxeon has announced that after several years of simulation and testing within the aero market, its TeXtreme spread tow carbon fiber reinforcements have been certified for use in commercial aerospace applications and qualified by a leading aircraft manufacturer.
Hong Kong based aircraft engineering and maintenance group, HAECO, needed a material that would reduce weight and thereby enable significant savings in fuel costs for the airlines. The company selected TeXtreme to help optimize their current seat design for weight, while still maintaining mechanical properties. The use of TeXtreme, in combination with simulation and manufacturing support, has helped HAECO to reduce the weight of the aircraft seat by almost 20%.
Andreas Martsman VP of Oxeon, “We work in close cooperation with our clients, giving them technical support, all the way from selecting the optimal reinforcement structure to making it work in the manufacturing process for the end product. When looking into the aerospace market the need for ultra-light products, that are designed to last, is growing. Together with HAECO the simulation results as well as our knowledge of advanced carbon reinforcements helped to produce a part which uses TeXtreme to achieve the desired significant weight savings.”