Thanks to the advances made by the partners of the European sherloc project and its Sherloc QSP sub-project, composites are taking the aviation world one step further, bringing the prospect of producing parts at rates and cost levels compatible with mass production! In a new video available on the Youtube channel Cetim France, the main players in this project reveal the challenges, the major milestones, the technological challenges to be met and the solutions chosen and the results obtained.
As part of the Clean Sky 2 program, the Sherloc project aims to develop and evaluate aging monitoring techniques by non-destructive control of composite parts for medium-haul devices. "The goal is to develop new maintenance concepts to reduce direct operational costs without reducing the safety level of the fuselage," says Ferri M.H. Aliabadi, professor at Imperial College of London, Topic Manager of the project.
Its Sherloc QSP sub-project has focused on the mass production of PEEK and carbon fibre fuselage window-skin sets through Cetim's QSP process. With an ambitious goal: to develop and produce outgoing Net Shape window frames"
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