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Hexcel and Boeing Sign Contract to Produce Composite-based Aerospace Parts

Published on 2021-09-16. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:   Thermoplastic Composites    Metal Replacement   

composite-parts-boing777 Hexcel Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures made with HexPEKK®-100 for the Boeing 777X. The parts will be manufactured at the company’s additive manufacturing site near Hartford, Connecticut.

Mix of Properties for Demanding Needs


HexPEKK® components can be manufactured-to-print for commercial aerospace, defense, and space applications where complexity, lightweight and strong mechanical performance are critical. These 3D-printed parts meet interior aircraft smoke and toxicity requirements. HexPEKK® end-use components – as well as the company’s HexAM® additive manufacturing process – were added to Boeing’s Qualified Provider List (QPL) in 2019.

HexPEKK® structures have nearly limitless application. They can be used for low and high series labor- and capital-intensive production parts. HexPEKK® components can be used to achieve weight and part-count reduction objectives, replace intricately machined aluminum or composites and UAV sub-assemblies and min UAV aerostructures.

We are pleased that Boeing has selected our additive manufacturing technology for these parts, and we appreciate their confidence in HexPEKK® solutions for commercial aerospace applications,” said Colleen Pritchett, Hexcel president -- Aerospace, Americas & Fibers.

HexPEKK® parts selected by Boeing for the 777X family include various air flow ducting applications, as well as other supporting elements on the aircraft. Production of these parts is expected to begin later this year.

Source: Hexcel Corporation

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