In the framework of the Clean Sky 2 European project; the design and manufacturing of the tooling has been carried out to continue the activities of the project and achieve the final on-ground Demonstrator.
The design of the tooling has taken into account the main needs of the manufacturing processes to carry out the bulkheads in both technologies (prepreg cobonding process in autoclave and LRI infusion process out of autoclave)and the industrial requests of Leonardo.
Innovative tool technologies have been developed and applied, e.g. cast aluminum by lost foam casting, precise but robust indexing system, split and seal system of tool too large to be fabricated one shot then precisely assembled with no gap or step.
Once the tooling drawings have been released, the manufacturing of the tooling has been carried out. Then, the quality control has been completed to achieve the required standards in aeronautical industry.
The next activities of the project will be the manufacturing of the bulkheads using the two different technologies.
“This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreements for Partners n. 831946”.