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Hexcel's HexAM additive manufacturing approved by Boeing

Sep '19
Pic: Hexcel Corp
Pic: Hexcel Corp
Hexcel Corporation, a leading advanced composites company, has been approved by Boeing to produce Hexpekk-100 aerospace structures for major commercial aircraft platforms. These Hexpekk components will be manufactured-to-print for commercial aerospace applications where complexity, weight reduction, and strong mechanical performance are critical.

After rigorous review of Hexcel’s proprietary poly-ether-ketone-ketone and carbon fibre material formulation, Hexcel's superior Hexpekk 100 end-use components – as well as its highly-controlled HexAM additive manufacturing process (which uses selective laser sintering) – are now obtainable through Boeing's Qualified Provider List (QPL), according to a press release by Hexcel.

Hexcel provides high-rate serial part production with reduced lead-time and at a lower cost than traditional intricately machined aluminum or composite structures. Hexpekk-100 parts meet interior aircraft smoke and toxicity requirements and are ideal for complex components such as optimised brackets, environmental control system ducts, and castings.

Hexcel develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibres, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fibre-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications. (PC)

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