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.

Product identification advanced composite

  • Slats
  • Flaps
  • Pylon Trailing Edges
  • 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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