In 2011, after 3 years of research and development, The HAM FRANCE Andreas Maier company validated and qualified its specific drills and reamers for the new A350 aircraft . The difficulty then encountered by Airbus was to drill a new material: a very thick multi-material composite stack (Carbon, Aluminum and Titanium). Machining several layers of very heterogeneous and abrasive materials was a real challenge . And we succeeded ☺!
This adventure laid the foundations of our test and R&D center , which is today at the heart of the Global Machining Strategy proposed by PRACARTIS Groupe.
Thanks to Franck Colcombet for the organization, thomas CASTAIGNEDE and Gilles SAROUL (Thales) for their presence.