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11th September 2019, Stamford, CT

Hexcel’s HexAM approved by Boeing

Hexcel’s HexPEKK-100 end-use components are now obtainable through Boeing’s QPL.

Hexcel’s HexPEKK-100 end-use components are now obtainable through Boeing’s QPL.

Hexcel Corporation has been approved by Boeing to produce HexPEKK-100 aerospace structures for major commercial aircraft platforms.

After review of Hexcel’s proprietary poly-ether-ketone-ketone and carbon fibre material formulation, Hexcel’s HexPEKK-100 end-use components – as well as its highly-controlled HexAM additive manufacturing process (which uses selective laser sintering) – are now obtainable through Boeing’s Qualified Provider List (QPL).

These HexPEKK components will be manufactured-to-print for commercial aerospace applications where complexity, weight reduction, and strong mechanical performance are critical.

Hexcel provides high-rate serial part production with reduced lead-time and at a lower cost than traditional intricately machined aluminium or composite structures. HexPEKK-100 parts meet interior aircraft smoke and toxicity requirements and are ideal for complex components such as optimised brackets, environmental control system ducts, and castings.

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibres, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fibre-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defence and industrial applications.

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