Early September, advanced composites manufacturing expert Airborne joined forces with Surfeo in order to accelerate Airborne’s potential in the Aerospace industry
Airborne’s focus is on high-end composite components, at high production rates at radically low conversion costs. With over 20 years heritage in composites, Airborne is building up a suite of automated solutions for the manufacturing of composites with the aim to radically reduce costs and touch labour, minimize the footprint and use of material, and improve the time to market for their clients.
Since the foundation of the company in 1995 Airborne has been working for OEM’s and Tier-1 suppliers. Clients are amongst others Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream and Dassault. Airborne sees a growing impact of advanced composites in the Aerospace industry, but also recognizes the challenges the industry is facing. Aerospace manufacturers that are looking into modernising their manual production lines need to make difficult choices. Needs may contradict with available company resources and regulations and certifications need to be streamlined. Experienced trusted advisor. The service of an experienced and trusted advisor such as Airborne can help them make the right business decisions. Airborne can support composite parts manufacturers in both greenfield and brownfield situations by offering advice in any stage or with off-the-shelf automated composite manufacturing solutions.
As their business development partner, Surfeo will accelerate Airborne’s growth potential concerning their automated solutions: Automated Laminating Cell: Automated laminating, automated cutting of laminates and automated pick & place of laminates. Automated Kitting: Fully integrated, standalone plug & play, sorted / unsorted kits. Automated Pick & Place: Pick & Place of laminates, prepreg, dryfiber and thermoplastic composite materials. Automated Honeycomb Potting: For the automated filling of honeycomb cells to e.g. locally reinforce sandwich panels. Airborne has profound experience in the challenges and opportunities the Industry 4.0 brings and collaborates intensively in this field of expertise with international strategic partners such as Siemens, KUKA and SABIC.
At the Composites Europe 2018 (6-8th November), the Automated Kitting Solution of Airborne will make its debut and is shown LIVE in hall 9, booth C09. It is a unique opportunity as for the first time ever visitors can see the entire process shown in one combined manufacturing cell. More information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/Office: +33 (1) 55 17 14 68 . More information on Airborne : www.airborne.com and/or https://www.airborne.com/composites-europe-2018-automated-kitting-solutions/