Since 2002 we participate in European reference R&D projects as part of V, VI and VII European Framework Program. Those are programs as AWIATOR, SILENCER, RC2, LAYSA or HP-SMART EMA, the last one as part of Clean Sky. Actually, these are the outstanding R&D projects managed by the Aeroengines Innovation Area:
Search for a working environment where symbiotic collaboration between human workers and robots can bring significant benefits in tasks and complex to be automated.
Fabricability of aeroengines detail parts using SQRTM process, a variant of RTM process that allows to reduce the inherent limitations of traditional method.
Robotic, flexible and smart solutions for the manufacturing of metal and composite parts.
Development of innovative activities as part as Clean Sky 2.
Reduction of metallic material consumption by reinforcements of composites in titanium detail parts.
Application of additive manufacturing in the aeronautics industry.
WAAM (Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing) technology development.
In Aeroengines we basis our plan on the development of our capacities, the increase of the know-how in design and simulation, and on the incorporation of innovative technology according to our expertise. All this to face the upcoming aeroengines insights.
The demand and forecast of growth for 2020 address the implementation in Aciturri of R&D projects both individually and in partnership with other sectoral agents.
Materials and coatings
Advanced manufacturing technologies
4,5 M€ planned for 2018-2020
We identify and analyze the most advanced technologies and processes for its incorporation into the company's value chain.
Development and innovation
We can’t understand any other way to move forward than to be an active agent of industrial innovation. It is our greatest assurance of long-term success. Thus, in Aciturri we develop and implement internal projects to improve our operational efficiency.
Development of more integrated metallic components for the new generation of aeroengines. Validation both od productive processes and product design.
Development of components like ducto, pala (blade) y OGV made on composites using RTM technology.
Development of engine components using additive technology and subsequent processes.
The Innovation and Technological Development Managment develops both industrial researching projects (TRL 4 to 6) and technological development (TRL-7 to 9), enabling the transfer of solid technologies to production plants in coordination with all related areas of knowledge.
Publishing of technical articles related to our R&D activities.
Exhibition and assistance to congresses and specialized conferences.
We are part of different international work teams in partnership with institutions which promotes R&D as TEDAE, PAE or AEC.