PrintSky has been selected by Collins Aerospace to participate in its research program for a new generation of flight actuation using metal 3D printing.
Blagnac, September 15, 2022, PrintSky, a French joint venture between Sogeclair and AddUp created in 2019 and specialized in developing and manufacturing complex metal 3D printing components, has been selected by Collins Aerospace to participate in its research program for a new generation of flight actuation.
Supported by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) as part of the France Relance initiative, this program focuses on developing new technologies for a more sustainable aviation by 2030.
PrintSky will bring to this project its expertise in design, manufacturing and qualification of additive manufacturing parts in the aerospace industry.
An electromechanical actuation is a complex system integrating various components (sensors, engine, electronic cards, etc…). The structure of these actuation systems, designed and manufactured by PrintSky, is meant to ensure several functions: to resist mechanical loads, to dissipate the heat emitted by the components or to be tight and insensible to electromagnetic disturbances. Given the complexity and criticality of this structure, it is an interesting subject for additive manufacturing. “Thanks to our technologies, we can optimize the structure of the actuation system and integrate multi-physical functions such as a heater and other peripheral parts” explains Nicolas Correge, Sogeclair New Technologies Manager and PrintSky Manager.
PrintSky is especially proud that it relies on 3D printing technologies developed and manufactured in France by AddUp. Thanks to this disruptive process it is possible to produce complex geometrical parts that are less bulky, lighter and made of durable materials. “PrintSky offers a multifunctional solution for new generation equipment such as heat exchangers and electromechanical components so as to contribute to the transformation of the aeronautics industry and meet decarbonation challenges” adds Nicolas Correge.
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