Aerospace

Sector / Solutions

Coriolis Composites brings its expertise to the aeronautic industry, faced with multiple demands, lightening the weight of airplanes, implementing qualified aeronautical materials, quality and traceability. To help its manufacturing customers meet these challenges, the company proposes a range of automatic solutions automatically adapted to a wide range of specifications : from the small complex part made in series, to the large scale structural part. 

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Lay up of a Falcon nose cone at Dassault Aviation in Biarritz
Lay up of a Falcon nose cone at Dassault Aviation in Biarritz
Fuselage panel or portions of fuselage cylinders

Parts to produce – Panels or large scale cylinders and double curvatures.

SolutionFiber placement system for 16 fibers or 24 fibers ¼’’, with a KR500 or Quantec robot, mounted on a rail with a positioner for the rotation of the part or static part in a vertical position

Advantages

► Substantial productivity thanks to the high layup speeds.

Layup precision meeting aeronautical criteria by using mechanical components of high rigidity.

Flexibility enabling the monitoring of different cycles possible for layup on the female mould (Outer Mold Line) or the male mould (Inner Mold Line).

Inspection facility by using a projector laser

Easy access to the part for putting inserts in place or for quality control

Clear visibility of the part for the operator

Making substantial thicknesses with straight edges without having to put wedges or shims in place.

Reliability and an operating budget managed by using tested components.

Fuselage panelFuselage panel

Large complex Spar type structures

Parts to produce  – Beams of variable height and double curvature, web and flanges of varying dimensions.

Solution – Fiber placement system for 16 fibers or 24 fibers ¼’’, with a KR500 or Quantec robot mounted on a rail with a positioner for the rotation of the part – Using the patented  option of the compaction plate, enabling simultaneous layup of all the fibers, typically 16 fibers or more, even for a trajectory at 45°.

Advantages –Creation of substantial thicknesses without the risk of undulations of the fibers on the small radii – Higher compaction level controlled ensuring a repeatable quality level. High productivity thanks to the simultaneous layup of all the fibers even the passage of small radii at 45° - Higher production rate by limiting the number of intermediate compactions (costly in time) - Quality assurance with the possibility of providing an inspection system of the contours by laser projection, with closed loop control depending on the position of the part on the positioner.

Aerospace SparAerospace Spar

Complex frame structures
Corac project
Corac project

Parts to produce – Significant number of parts often associated to a complex geometry, with small convex radii, double curvature and of variable thicknesses.

Solution – Fiber placement equipment of the 8x1/4 type, mounted on a Quantec for a very rapid layup – Possibility of the delivery of a block of flexible robots to achieve substantial production parts while offering a competitive cost – the external axis such as the small load positioners and with large movements can be linked to increase flexibility. The option of the patented compaction plate can be connected to increase productivity and improve the compaction of the small radii.

Advantages – Maximum dynamic movement enabling the laying of complex forms with a higher productivity. Increased precision by combining several axes to limit robot movements. Significant productivity levels with the possible combination of several robots in one production cell. Flexibility of the robots enabling the production of parts with different geometries. Industrial robustness by implementing tested solutions in the automobile industry.

 
 

Complex sandwich panels

Parts to produce  –Complex layup surfaces with ramps and fragile core materials

Solution – Fiber placement equipment of the 8x1/4 type, mounted on a Quantec with large layup movements and compact system.

Advantages – Layup quality and particularly the compactions of huge returns – Ensures no damage to the inserts or core materials due to the compaction driver system – Significant productivity due to the large movement range of the Quantec robots associated with a light fiber placement head-The possibility of making complex parts and with a small radius of curvature due to the compactness of the fiber placement head-Ensured precision with the assistance of the positioning of the inserts.

Aerospace Sandwich