SFS intec is partnering with TxV Aero Composites in the re-design of an aircraft storage bin bracket.
Originally made from aluminum, the new bracket will be made of VICTREX AE 250 composites overmolded with VICTREX PEEK (polyetheretherketone) polymer.
The weight, size, complex geometry and high load-bearing specifications of the overhead storage bin bracket made the SFS part a suitable candidate for the pioneering hybrid overmolding technique at TxV.
The processing and performance advantages of PAEK thermoplastic composites, combined with state-of-the-art automated manufacturing, position TxV to meet the industry’s cost and weight challenges.
Finished composite parts, complete hybrid overmolded components and assemblies are produced using continuous manufacturing processes with cycle times measured in minutes rather than the hours required by thermoset alternatives. These innovative products can deliver weight savings of up to 60% over conventional metallic solutions.
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