Aerospace

Lighter aircraft will lift the industry
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Highest strength and stiffness to weight structures
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Highest strength and stiffness to weight materials
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Repeatable, precise, efficient and automated

The Way It Is Now

To drive profitability, increase operating range, and shrink its environmental footprint, the aerospace industry strives to build aircraft that burn less fuel. This industry necessity has driven a major transition from metals to composites, however many components remain metal because they cannot be produced with existing composite manufacturing methods.

Where We Are Going

Arris’s form and fiber-optimized composite parts, such as trusses and brackets, can replace existing metal and composite components. Demonstration parts have reduced the weight of equivalent titanium components by over 70%. By retrofitting Arris structures into existing airframes, airlines can reduce their fleet-wide fuel usage. And by reimagining aerostructures, aerospace OEMs can build more efficient and sustainable next-gen aircraft.

Aerospace Examples

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TOPOLOGY-OPTIMIZED AEROSPACE BRACKET
This lightweight topology-optimized bracket combines the highest strength and stiffness to weight carbon fiber thermoplastic composite with the optimal shape and fiber alignment for a specific aerospace application. It is able to outperform a 3D-printed titanium bracket at only a fraction of its weight.
STIFF & LIGHTWEIGHT AEROSTRUCTURES
This chart shows the stress vs. strain curve of an Additive Molded™ aerospace bracket (blue) compared to a 3D-printed titanium bracket that is the state-of-the-art for lightweight aerostructures. At only 29% of its weight, the Additive Molded™ carbon fiber–reinforced bracket performs similarly in strength and stiffness.

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