Supernal and Qarbon Aerospace, announced today a partnership to mature component welding techniques for future scaled production of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. As a manufacturer of composite components and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft, Qarbon Aerospace will work with Supernal to apply its induction welding technology to the assembly of the Company’s thermoplastic carbon composite vehicle components.
The companies say they will work to scale Qarbon Aerospace’s established welding process, developing a manufacturing roadmap to meet future eVTOL vehicle order demands. “Supernal is investing significant time and resources into creating a new form of aviation manufacturing that marries aerospace’s high certification standards and automotive’s high-rate production technologies. In the current phase, the Company is partnering with major aerospace suppliers, such as Qarbon Aerospace, to improve processes and costs associated with the joining of lighter-weight components for its eVTOL vehicles. In parallel, Supernal is working with Hyundai Motor Group to create a roadmap for integrating the automotive giant’s automated manufacturing technologies into a scalable digital factory model, which will further reduce the cost and time of aircraft production” according to the press release.
Supernal and Qarbon Aerospace will hold a signing ceremony for the partnership at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 20, at Qarbon’s booth.
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