BBG Receives Second Major Contract from the Aviation Industry
Together with its customer, BBG GmbH & Co. KG, Mindelheim, Germany, has developed, built and now shipped an end-to-end production line for the series production of CFRP window frames for the Airbus A350.
The consignee is ACE Advanced Composite Engineering GmbH, located at Immenstaad on Lake Constance, who produce components made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics for Airbus at their production site at Hagnau/Germany. The first phase of the contract includes two BFT-C mold carrier systems (mounting dimensions of 1,000 mm x 1,000 mm) designed as a press with a clamping force of 100 t, an in-mold turning unit and a demolding unit. The delivery of another four BFT-C systems is scheduled for the near future.
The window frames were originally made of aluminum but for reasons of saving weight, the material is planned to be replaced by the particularly lightweight and stable fiber-reinforced plastic. ACE put themselves forward as a supplier since the company can look back on more than three decades of experience in the development of lightweight structures and the manufacturing of CFRP components for the aerospace, automotive and machine construction industries. ACE developed the CFRP window frames with RTM technology, completed the prototype and created a concept for the series production of up to 8,000 CFRP window frames per year, for which they were awarded the contract by Airbus.
Following 2012, this is already the second major contract for BBG from the aerospace industry for production lines to be used in the series production of fiber-reinforced plastics. Back then, BBG delivered an end-to-end production line for lavatory sheets to a Boeing supplier in the Philippines.
BBG GmbH & Co. KG
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