Aeronautics
03.06.2009
MTorres has announced that it has been selected by Spirit Aero systems, Inc. to supply Automatic Fibre Placement Machines (AFP), TORRESFIBERLAYUP model, to build the A-350 XWB Wing Front Spar.

Additionally, MTorres shall supply to Spirit Composite Routing and Drilling equipment, TORRESMILL and TORRESTOOL model, as well as Ultrasonic Inspection Machines, TORRESSONIC type, for both Wing Front Spar and Fuselage Section 15.
The AFP, Routing and Inspection machines will be delivered to the Spirit newly created facility in Kinston, North Carolina (USA).

The TORRESFIBERLAYUP Automatic Fibre Placement Machine, has been chosen by Spirit to lay up on final shape such large and critical Carbon Fiber Components, as the wing front spars.

This program is the first time ever that this technology is going to be used to manufacture these size of spars, saving process time and reducing overall cost.

In addition, Systems for Routing and Drilling operations, which M. Torres has supplied in the past for other Spirit Programs, and the TORRESONIC Machines for Ultrasonic Inspection process, complete the range of solutions that M. Torres is supplying to Spirit to fulfil the demanding Airbus requirements for the A-350 XWB program.

A total of two units of each type, AFP, Trimming and NDI, have been contracted for the initial stages of the program production.

Every MTorres product involved in this Spirit contract, are well proven and known as highly productive lamination, routing and inspection equipment and have been used in all major programs in the past years.