The Bayswater-headquartered RUAG Australia has proven that the use of supersonic particle deposition (SPD), an additive metal manufacturing technology, is a reliable solution for restoring full structural functionality to maritime and military aircraft skin structures.
The SPD process was identified in the Best Written Paper, titled Additive Metal Solutions to Aircraft Skin Corrosion, at the 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC), which was held in conjunction with the Australian International Airshow and Defence and Aerospace Exposition (AVALON 2019).
The findings in the RUAG Australia paper reveal that SPD repairs to skin corrosion restore the stress field in the structure and ensure that the load carrying capability of the repaired structure is above proof load. This makes the technology particularly applicable to maritime and military aircraft, whose regular operating conditions include high stress performance and harsh environmental factors.
Learn more here: https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/3714-ruag-australia-proves-use-of-supersonic-particle-deposition-technology
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