Rapid prototyping of development parts and tooling
These are challenging times in the aviation industry with the necessity to reduce and eventually eliminate its emissions in the longer term. The technological challenges are plentiful for both incremental innovations and radical changes towards zero emission aviation.
SA Bosman currently designs and manufactures components and systems that help to optimize engine efficiency. We are committed to increase our positive impact by helping customers to further increase thermal efficiency through design optimization services and R&D. Furthermore, we invest in future technology to support the development of hybrid and all electric aircraft propulsion systems.
THE CHANGING ROLE OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT
During the last decades there have been large improvements in fuel consumption per passenger kilometer. To make further steps in engine efficiency two improvement areas are of key importance; the propulsive efficiency and thermal efficiency.
Next generation engines will include large bypass ratio’s and smaller, hotter engine cores to be able to make those steps (e.g. Ultra High By-pass Ratio engines).
INNOVATIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS FOR HYBRID & ALL ELECTRIC PROPULSION
SA Bosman is taking steps in the development of innovative components for Thermal Management Systems that will enable hybrid and electric propulsion.
HIGH TEMPERATURE LIGHT WEIGHT MATERIALS
One important factor of the limit of the thermal efficiency is high temperature materials. Currently used exotic superalloys have a limit of withstanding loads at high to extreme temperatures.
SA Bosman has partnered with Arceon to develop light weight high temperature components for the aerospace industry by applying a novel process to manufacture Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) parts. CMC’s can withstand high loads and temperatures up to 2200 C⁰ (non-oxidizing atmosphere) and can be applied to multiple hot section components such as Inlet Guide Vanes (IGV’s), combustion liners, thermal protection systems, shrouds, bearings and more.
For more information about our CMC solutions, please contact us.