In keeping with our research and innovation efforts within the field metal additive manufacturing technologies, the IRT Saint Exupéry has upgraded its platforms and services by equipping its Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) machine with a gas analyzer.
In the scope of the MAMA research project, IRT Saint Exupéry and RECAERO companies respectively located in Toulouse and Pamiers (France) tackled such challenges through the manufacturing of a bracket for the Airbus’s “Beluga” super-transporter (A300-600ST).
On April 21st, 2022, IRT Saint Exupéry held a press conference on the MAMA project (Metallic Advanced Materials for Aeronautics). During this occasion, IRT Saint Exupéry and the members of the project had the occasion to share and discuss about the technological and scientific advances of a project that will contribute to the reinforcement and[…]
Since 2016, the IRT Saint Exupéry has been working in close collaboration with 15 industrial members and 4 academic members on establishing links between mechanical performance, microstructures, and parameters of metal additive manufacturing processes, with a view to their wider industrial use in the aeronautics and space sectors. The research work carried out within the[…]
After 3 years of research and tests, the scientific team of the IRT Saint Exupéry and the members of the METEOR project (coMpEtitive ThErmOplastic pRepreg) have completed a project that plays a very important role in the optimization of prepregs based on high-performance thermoplastics carbon fibers and resin. THE PROJECT METEOR’s mission was to develop[…]
The DePÔz demonstrator illustrates the growing maturity of the LMD-p process through the development of design and manufacturing rules, making the IRT Saint Exupéry a major player in the industrialisation of this technology. Laser Metal Deposition is a promising metal additive manufacturing technology for industrial applications. Indeed, the ability to adapt manufacturing parameters according to[…]
Cassiopée Galy, Research Engineer Additive Manufacturing at IRT Saint Exupéry won 2020 PhD Thesis Award from 3AF, the French scientific society of aeronautic and Space. Her thesis was supervised by I2M Laboratory and SPI Doctorale School of Bordeaux. THESIS SUBJECT Study of the material / process interaction in order to optimize the operating conditions of the SLM additive manufacturing process applied to[…]
These organic matrix composites, 50% lighter than steel, with exceptional intrinsic properties such as good damage tolerance, more resistant to temperature, abrasion due to corrosive products and high pressures and with good recyclability have been seducing industry for several years. These materials can be applied to numerous forming processes with shorter or more economical cycles[…]
The last GIFAS “Thermoplastics” annual general meeting was held this year at the IRT Saint Exupéry on June 6, 2019. Once again this major event for the French signatories allowed them to exchange views about current events in this sector and the various research projects carried out within the IRTs. The first day started with two[…]
In the face of strict regulatory requirements for aircraft and helicopters regarding the risks of impacts, manufacturers are coming up with specially adapted designs and using stronger materials. The Clément Ader Institute (ICA) along with two of its affiliated institutions ISAE-SUPAERO and University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Airbus and IRT Saint Exupéry have decided to join forces, bringing together their equipment[…]