We employ technology on a case-by-case basis, choosing the most appropiate one according to the industry, the part geometry or the rate required

Airtificial A&D implements all production process operations in-house: from the receipt of the raw material and tooling to fully verification of parts before their delivery, through the sub-processes of cutting and machining cores, laying up, trimming (manual and automated), autoclave curing, ultrasonic inspection and assembly

Hand Lay-Up (HLU)

With over 20 years of experience in this technology, based on the placement of pre-preg fiber patterns, Airtificial A&D continuously strives to optimize time, materials and resources by grouping together manufacturing sets into one single tool, using laser projection during lay-up and by employing augmented reality

Autoclave curing

An autoclave is used to cure parts at high temperatures, which gives them high mechanical properties. Airtificial has a wide variety of autoclaves in different sizes and with different specifications (from 1.4 meters up to 4 meters in diameter and from 1.6 meters up to 15 meters in length), providing the company with a high level of flexibility to develop high- and low-rate projects, as well as manufacture parts of all shapes and sizes

Automatic trimming

In addition to its manual tooling techniques, Airtificial A&D boasts two 5-axis CNC machines for milling and drilling composite parts, and for manufacturing in-house tools.

These machines are able to achieve high speeds with great precision, which allows to increase the trimming capacity for high rates

Ultrasonic inspection

In its facilities, Airtificial A&D has two large automated ultrasonic inspection robots (C-SCAN), along with manual ultrasonic systems (A-SCAN such as PULSE ECHO and PHASE ARRAY and TAP COIN to inspect core areas).

Resin Infusion

Airtificial A&D has experience in projects involving dry fiber and resin infusion manufacturing, an ideal process to provide components with an optimal aesthetic finish and an excellent bond strength between layers (for monolithic parts) or in the core (for sandwich structures).

Our in-depth understanding of the auxiliary materials existing on the market helps us to choose the best solution to ensure the success of the manufacturing process the first time around.

This process applies to both medium and large-sized parts requiring excellent structural performance.

Hot Forming

Hot forming is a process where a preform of the part to be manufactured is made from a flat prepreg.

This process makes parts extremely repeatable while lowering production time and the number of defects, which means increased HLU production capacity.

Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)

Process by which the material (a combination of resin with short fiber, whether carbon or glass) is consolidated without the need for the fabric lay-up stage. This material needs a short curing time, around 5 minutes, which means a large number of parts can be produced in a short period of time.

This process is characterized by high production capacity and almost no need for post-processing as parts exit the tool with their final dimensions.

Lastly, SMC is compatible with the use of recycled aerospace materials.

Prepreg Compress Molding (PCM)

This process involves consolidating material with a high-pressure press. The materials here need a short curing time, around 5 minutes, which means the PCM technique is capable of producing a large number of parts in a short period of time.


Airtificial A&D’s staff includes a team of assemblers highly qualified to handle any type of assembly, both large and small.

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