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Allowed colours: Pantone 281C Solid white Solid black grayscales from 0-100% black Silver

Hexcel supplying carbon fiber composites for the primary structures Hexcel was awarded the contract by Airbus to supply HexPly® M21E prepreg, reinforced with HexTow® IMA carbon fiber, for all of the A350 XWB primary structures. Great progress has been made in recent months with various primary composite structures having been successfully manufactured by Airbus and its Risk Sharing Partners using HexPly® M21E including wing spars and wing covers, fuselage sections, keel beam and central wing box. A350 XWB airframe to contain at least On the Hexcel stand at Le Bourget Hexcel will be 53% carbon fiber composites. displaying an A350 XWB fuselage test panel, manufactured by Composites Technology Center, Stade (Germany), using HexPly® M21E/IMA.

Allowed colours: Pantone 281C Solid white Solid black grayscales from 0-100% black Silver

Main achievements A350 XWB wing spar prototype manufactured by GKN using HexPly® prepreg Fuselage section 13-14 from Premium Aerotech

Fuselage frame from Duqueine Group

First composite lower wing shells manufactured at Illescas in Spain ©Airbus


Innovations in ® HexTow Carbon Fiber From the largest supplier of intermediate modulus ‘‘IM’’ fibers to the global aerospace industry

Strength Vs Modulus:

HexTow® IM10 Advanced Fiber An industry breakthrough A heritage of innovation 27 years ago Hexcel launched the revolutionary HexTow® IM Carbon Fiber for the world’s most advanced commercial and military programs including GENX Engines, F35, 787 Landing Gear Brace, Eurofighter Typhoon and A350. *Modulus test data shown have been adjusted for test method differences

Hexcel is extending its IM Carbon Fiber product range by introducing HexTow® IM10 - a true breakthrough in IM Carbon Fiber development offering the highest commercially available Tensile Strength Carbon Fiber meeting the demands for next generation aerospace programs and applications.

Typical HexTow® IM10 Tow Data • Tensile Strength: > 1,010 - ksi • Tensile Modulus: 44.0 - Msi • Tensile Strain: 2.1% • Weight/Length: 0.324 – g/m • Density: 1.79 - g/cm3

Carbon Fiber Product Range : (ksi)

(MPa)

(Msi)

(GPa)

(%)

(g/m)

(g/cm3)

Standard Spool Size (lb)

IM8 IM9

3000 3000 6000 12000 3000 6000 12000 12000 12000 12000 6000 12000 12000 12000

644 653 628 649 647 626 634 689 700 833 770 822 885 890

4440 4500 4330 4475 4460 4320 4370 4750 4830 5740 5310 5670 6102 6140

32 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.5 33.5 35.5 35.0 40.5 40.0 40.0 44.0 44.0

221 231 231 231 231 231 231 245 241 279 276 276 303 304

1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.8 1.9

0.200 0.210 0.427 0.858 0.200 0.400 0.800 0.765 0.800 0.446 0.223 0.446 0.446 0.335

1.80 1.79 1.79 1.79 1.78 1.78 1.78 1.79 1.79 1.76 1.78 1.78 1.78 1.80

4.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 2.0

IM10

12000

1010

6964

44.0

303

2.1

0.324

1.79

2.0

Fiber Type AS2C AS4

AS4C AS4D AS7 IM6 IM7

*

Number of Filaments

Tensile Strength

Tensile Modulus Calculated as Secant (6000-1000)

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Strain at Failure

Tensile Modulus

*

Strain

Weight/Length

Density

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HexMC Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Compression Molding Technology ®

For cost-effective complex-shaped structural parts in aircraft The HexMC® compression molding process allows 3D complex shapes to be produced • Starting with a near shape preform • Developed to preserve quasi-isotropic properties • Net shape parts • Robust process • High throughput The resulting aerospace components demonstrate: • No galvanic corrosion • Great damage tolerance • Good fatigue properties • Thereby opening the door to innovative designs and shapes.

Optimized static guide vane demonstrator designed, analyzed, fabricated and tested by Hexcel

Hundreds of HexMC® parts have been qualified for commercial aircraft including Window frames, Brackets, Fittings, Gussets, Clips/cleats, Intercostals, Pans, Static Guide Vanes. Outer Guide Vanes are great candidates to benefit from HexMC® technology while providing weight savings that are comparable - or better - than those achieved with other aerospace carbon/epoxy solutions.


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