New step for the DESCARTES project: reception of the first prototype tooling of a fuselage frame section
CERO, one of our partners in the project, has designed and produced this first tool that will be implemented on the PINETTE press just commissioned in the IRT Jules Verne.
The reception of this first tooling is a key step that will allow to continue the development on the different steps of the process.
As a reminder, the DESCARTES project initiated by the GIFAS TP Group and launched in October 2018 aims to develop technology for manufacturing fuselage frames, in thermoplastic composite that is low cost and dedicated to high production rates. To carry out this project the consortium is made up of AIRBUS, DUQUEINE, LATECOERE, STELIA Aerospace, ARKEMA, CETIM, CERO, COUSIN Composites, CQFD Composites and IRT Jules Verne.