Minimizing lengthy installation delays for mission-critical aircraft component.
Our customer, a top-tier defense contractor, was developing a new aircraft, which required a duct with a flexible connection. The incumbent design used a non-metal flexible seal which suffered significant performance degradations under high operating temperatures and required frequent replacement. To make matters worse, installing this legacy part often took technicians an entire working shift.
The Senior team not only developed an all-metal, high-temperature duct solution, but we offered to assume responsibility for the entire bellows/duct assembly, which provided significant quality assurances, eliminated the need for a burn-in cycle for each new aircraft and further reduced installation time.
Ability to operate at temperature extremes, high reliability and long life, reduced installation time to <5 hours, eliminated costly / time-consuming burn-in cycles.
Our customer—a large medical equipment manufacturer—required a new design for a precision metering pump for blood analysis sampling. The component was to be used in a disposable cartridge, so relative cost was an issue.
Our customer, a large commercial airframer, challenged themselves to produce a next-generation aircraft concept that would deliver significantly lower total life cycle costs—including dramatically reduced-maintenance requirements.
A large commercial aircraft engine manufacturer needed a fire safety relief valve to automatically drain hydraulic fluid from their gearbox should the temperature in the gearbox approach the flash point of the hydraulic fluid.
The legacy design for a thermal actuator relied upon an elastomer-encased wax medium. Unfortunately operating temperature extremes rapidly degraded the elastomer, resulting in a very high rate of failure for this device.
Our customer, an agile and prestigious business jet manufacturer, was developing a new aircraft for a premium market segment. They were seeking a suite of lightweight hydraulic accumulators that would provide the lowest total life cycle cost possible.