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19th December 2017, Wichita, KS

Spirit develops new composites manufacturing technology

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defence customers. © Spirit AeroSystems Spirit AeroSystems has announced that its Advanced Technology Centre in Prestwick, Scotland, has developed an improved method for manufacturing composite parts.

In collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS), Spirit developed an intelligent heated tool for curing composite components. The new technology can cure composite parts 40% faster at half the cost and supports a wide range of composite components across industries, from wind turbine blades to the next generation of composite aircraft, according to the manufacturer.

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