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Grupo TAM produces major structural elements for aircrafts using RTM technology

GTAM has developed its own patented RTM technology for producing major structural elements such as ailerons, flaps, slats and other similar parts.

Grupo TAM has produced a DEMO made of epoxy resin with carbon fibre reinforcement. This structure has optimized ply lay-out, dimensional stability and mechanical properties. The demonstrator is comprised of two parts: a simple shaped Lower skin and a single one-shot Upper element which includes complex shapes, forms and reinforcements for the integration of ribs and spars. The main innovation is the capability to produce large aeronautical structures of more than 3 metres in length in one single step with full integrated components and sub-components. Therefore, no assembly or joints are needed thus reducing processing times and saving overall costs also.

This large structure represents a new big step forward for Grupo TAM who currently designs and produces smaller RTM parts such as brackets and also medium sized and complex geometry parts such as aerodynamic wing tips, air intakes, and other covers of up to 1.5 metres in length.

Grupo TAM produced 3D modelling, specific tooling, equipments and control systems for the main parameters of the process. The project required the combined efforts of Engineering, Design, Calculus, Processing and Tooling departments and the DEMO structure was developed in record time.

Grupo TAM provides technological knowledge and capability for the industrialization of major structural elements for the aeronautical or aerospace sector.

Grupo TAM will be exhibiting the DEMO and several other RTM parts at JEC Paris 2011, Stand U-20 in the Spanish Pavilion from the 29th to 31st March.

Press release issued by GMAD on March 7, 2011


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GMAD Aircraft Structural Components, Tooling, Jigs & Fixtures, Computer-aided Design, Machining Services, Laser Measuring Equipment, Moulds


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