The aerospace industry is constantly evolving as technology makes larger and lighter aircraft possible. Now we’re increasingly seeing the integration of 3-D printing into mainstream manufacture, with both components for the space station but also jet engine parts (and certain internal struts) being routinely manufactured using 3-D print technology.
With additional technology embedded on aircraft comes a greater reliance on electronics and data, resulting in critical systems constantly calling for reliability regardless of altitude or operating conditions.
Traditional hydraulics simply aren’t up to the wide range of operating conditions whilst maintaining 100% reliability, despite the significant weight penalty inherent in hydraulic systems. And so complex electronic systems and actuators are delivering both lighter weight and greater reliability.
We work under a number of scenarios from direct access to manufacturers through joint development projects with manufacturers, with second tier suppliers through to complete turnkey systems. When you consider that the Airbus A380 carries a staggering 300 miles of cabling, you need to be able to rely on right first time, every time, fit and forget!
Historically we work from early stage design hand in glove with Customers bringing all the experience and expertise built up over the last 25 years operating in the submarine market to bear, so that our installations are right first time, every time, fit and forget – with zero leaks.
Thermoplastic processes can accommodate thermal expansion and contraction during changes in altitude, meaning a termination will never fail on critical systems – whether that’s connectors from a simple cable or a full pressure moulded wiring harness capable of being fitted and forgotten.