Quintus supplies high-pressure cell press

Quintus Technologies, an independent manufacturers of metallic aerospace detailed parts, has recently declared that it will support the Airbus widebody aircraft program at Gardner Aerospace, by supplying a modern high-pressure fluid cell press. The new 800 bar (11,600 psi) Flexform press will have a central position at the Gardner facility in Mazères, in southern France, in order to meet Airbus’ capacity ramp-up, chiefly driven by the new A350.

The Quintus high-pressure press, with a forming area of 700 mm x 1800 mm (27.6 x 73 inches), will introduce a number of production efficiencies. The hydroform process requires only one rigid tool half, generating significant tool cost savings and eliminating several forming operations, intermediate heat treatments, and operator dependencies.

“The added value of the high-pressure process allows tier sheet metal part suppliers to meet the quality, volume, and cost demands of major aerospace OEMs like Airbus,â€? observes Jan Söderström, CEO of Quintus Technologies. “We see the same trend all over the western world, primarily Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and Bombardier are moving the supply chain to a more flexible level of forming die design, combined with modern high-pressure forming technologies.â€?
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