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TWI Goes Further with Production of AM Parts for TOD Project

Fri, 06 November, 2020

TWI are excited to announce the start of the production of complex aerospace parts through linear friction welding (LFW). Linear friction welding is an emerging technology for the manufacturing of titanium and aluminium alloy aerospace components.

Through LFW, high integrity welded components can be produced within seconds. TWI’s LFW machine, of 250 kN capacity, has been used to produce the first batch of aerospace parts. The manufacturing of a door bracket through LFW is shown in this video. This activity is part of the TOD Clean Sky project, which focuses on the development of full-scale innovative doors, surrounds and sub-structures for regional aircraft fuselage barrel on-ground demonstrators.

The TWI coordinated project is funded as part of the Clean Sky initiative under grant agreement number 821192. The collaborative consortium also includes the Topic Manager Leonardo, DEMA and CETMA.

For more details on the project, visit the project website or follow the progress of the activities on LinkedIn.