Composite

Manufacturers are moving toward light-weight composite materials for their next generation of aircraft. Sonaca Group is at the forefront of this developing technology. Our production-process facilities include press, high-temperature autoclaves and out of autoclave composite manufacturing as RTM & SQRTM. Our workshops are set up with automated inspection equipment, lay-up (ATL, AFP) and milling.

Parts are manufactured using a variety of materials including epoxies, BMI, polycyanates, polyimides and thermoplastics.

Hand-lay-up composite

Composite manufacturing of hand-lay-up, autoclave cured aircraft parts and structures. Our facilities are close to our clients and low-cost location guarantees a competitive price.

Product identification

Composite parts and assemblies w/ sandwich panels and/or monolithic CFRP / GFRP

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Themoplastic & High Temperature

We provide composite testing and manufacturing for the aerospace market of structures up to 2.4m x 9m, cure temperatures up to 425C and testing loads up to 2670kN.

Product identification

  • Aerospace composite test programs
  • Laminate and multi-thickness thermoplastic composite panels
  • Hot-side composite engine parts

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Advanced Composite

Sonaca develops advanced composite technologies as RTM & SQRTM to manufacture highly integrated structures and parts.  This happens in a highly automated workshop that allows us to offer a robust and competitive solution. Sonaca Group is a rare company that is capable of metal-metal bonding of complex structures and at a very high rate.

Product identification advanced composite

  • Trailing edges
  • De-icing inner skins
  • Bird shields
  • Spatial structures

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Metal Bonding

For the aerospace industry’s needs Sonaca Group has developed metal to metal bonding activities including honeycomb core technology. Our capabilities include metal to metal bonding, metal to carbon bonding and surface pre-treatment prior to metal bonding.

Product identification metal bonding

  • Trailing edges
  • De-icing inner skins
  • Bird shields
  • Spatial structures

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