Project Description


  • Replace trial and error based production technology of complex shaped saddle skins, like part of the wash or tail to fuselage fairings, by advanced methods to obtain the correct product and related tooling

M2i project:

  • Finite element technology for accurate contact mechanisms and coupling of validated material models

Industrial benefits:

  • Reduction of the number of forming steps from 9 to 6.
  • Reduction manufacturing time 50%.
  • Scrap reduction from 50% to 10%.

Stretch forming - Fokker