Cessna Aircraft Company will soon celebrate its 90th anniversary, and is busier than ever. In terms of unit sales, Cessna is the world’s largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2005, the company delivered 1,157 jet, turbo-prop, and piston aircraft for business and personal use, and over its history has supplied more than 187,000 airplanes to nearly every country in the world.
Cessna Marks Four Decades of Successful High-Pressure Parts Forming.
High-Pressure Parts Forming at TAI
Established in 1984, Tusas Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has grown to become the largest aircraft manufacturer in Turkey, and is emerging as a globally recognized supplier of aerospace vehicles and components for both commercial and military customers.
Daher Cuts Costs with High-Pressure Parts Forming
Daher-Socata is a manufacturer of aircraft and Tier 1 equipment and components serving commercial and military aviation customers around the world. Its sheet metal parts unit in Tarbes, France, produces 1.2 million parts annually, 98 percent of which are aluminum alloys. Several processes are employed, including forming by a rubber pad press that has been in service since 1965. As industry demand increased, along with global competition, Daher-Socata recognized the need to improve productivity and product quality in its forming operations.
Whitcraft Gears Up for Aerospace Growth with Quintus
Thirteen months after being tapped to supply $234 million in parts and assemblies for Pratt & Whitney’s next-gen geared turbofan engines, Connecticut’s Whitcraft Group inaugurated a brand-new Quintus hydroform deep-draw press at its Eastford sheet metal facility. Operating at 11,600-psi, the press was selected for its ability to handle the formability requirements of low-weight and very tough metal alloys, in an efficient process that meets demanding cost and quality criteria and stringent delivery schedules.
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Flexform applications for the Aerospace Industry
Quintus have supplied more than 150 Flexform systems to companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, British Aerospace, Aerospatial and China Aviation.
Flexform applications for the Automotive Industry
For decades, Avure has supplied Flexform solutions to major automotive manufacturers worldwide, including Ford, Daimler-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Rover, GAZ and Saab.
Flexform applications for General Manufacturing
The Flexform technology provides solutions for appliance and white goods manufacturers, and for a wide variety of low volume custom parts fabricators.