Applus+ around the world
Close Countries Panel
Close Divisions Panel
Applus+ DIVISIONS
Energy & Industry Division
Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
Logo RTD Logo VELOSI Logo NORCONTROL Logo Intec Logo K2
Logo Ingelog Logo JAN Logo Kiefer Logo Novotec Logo NRay
Logo PTJava Logo Skc Logo XRay Logo Qualitec
Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
Logo Applus Laboratories Logo Applus Certification
Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
Logo Applus Automotive Logo Applus ITVE Logo NCT Logo Applus Bilsyn Logo K1
Logo Technologies Logo ITVs Logo Riteve
IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
Logo Applus IDIADA

Composites Manufacturing Solutions

A+ GLIDE FORMING: A new process for stringer manufacturing

Challenge: Forming processes for carbon-fibre stringers with complex contours

Stringers are widely used (4 to 6 km) in airplane structures to provide stiffness to the panels. In wings and certain areas, stringers must follow complex contours.
Current technologies have low productivity and are unable to form contoured stringers without wrinkles.There is a need for a high productivity, automated system able to make different types of straight and contoured stringers.

A+ GLIDE FORMING

The revolution on stringers manufacturing

Applus+ has developed a new stringer manufacturing process to provide a versatile, high-productivity and low-investment forming solution that overcomes the major drawbacks of existing forming technologies.
 
 

 Forming Technologies Comparison

.

A+ Glide Forming Benefits

Better Quality

  • No wrinkles

High Flexibility

  • One single machine for different stringers: Ω, T, U
  • Only a new male tool is needed to manufacture an additional stringer

Cost Saving

  • OPEX: highly automated, low labor cost
  • CAPEX: only one machine, very simple tools

Environmentally friendly

  • Local heating: no heating tools, energy saving compared to current technologies
  • Less scrap material
Contoured formed L and Ω
Composites Manufacturing Solutions | Applus+ Laboratories
 
Site map