Hexcel signs long-term manufacturing contract with Boeing


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Hexcel Corp (Stamford, Connecticut, USA) has won a multi-year contract for the production of HexPEKK-100 aerospace structures for the Boeing (Chicago, Illinois, USA) 777X. The parts will be manufactured at the company’s additive manufacturing site near Hartford, Connecticut, USA

According to Hexcel, HexPEKK components can be manufactured to be printed for commercial aerospace, defense and space applications where complexity, light weight and high mechanical performance are essential. These 3D printed parts would meet the requirements for smoke and toxicity inside airplanes. HexPEKK end-use components – along with the company’s HexAM additive manufacturing process – were added to Boeing’s Qualified Supplier List (QPL) in 2019.

“We are delighted that Boeing has chosen our additive manufacturing technology for these parts, and we appreciate their confidence in HexPEKK solutions for commercial aerospace applications,” said Colleen Pritchett, president of Hexcel for aerospace, the Americas and fibers.

The HexPEKK parts selected by Boeing for the 777X family include various air duct applications, as well as other support elements on the aircraft. Production of these parts is expected to begin later this year.

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