|Composite manufacturing Airbus start-up is now part of TESTIA, an Airbus Company, complementing its
portfolio of Aerostructures inspection services and products|
As of September 19th 2018, InFactory Solutions has been incorporated into TESTIA, an Airbus Company, with a
newly appointed Managing Director, Mr Mohamed Sayeh.
Created in 2016, InFactory Solutions specializes in in-process control for composite manufacturing with a focus on
two major technologies:
AFP (Automated Fiber Placement) Monitoring
Using a high resolution laser sensor which is integrated directly into the lay-up head, this technology makes
it possible to detect and characterize non-conformities in real-time, thus gaining efficiency and accuracy
compared with traditional visual inspection. A sensor is currently being integrated on a fiber placement
machine at Airbus’ Stade plant to validate the system in production.
CFF (Cure & Flow front) Monitoring
This system uses high frequency technology to obtain spatial information on the properties of composite
parts through a wire sensor which can be several metres long and be imbedded into the part or tooling.
Fields of application include resin flow measurements, cure monitoring and Structural Health Monitoring. The
immediate gain consists of cost of non-quality reduction and reduced lead times.
David Rottembourg, Managing Director of TESTIA, an Airbus Company says: “ Of course complementing our offer to
the benefit of our customers is the obvious rationale, but just as importantly we are welcoming unique competences
and talents in the fields of machine learning, mechatronics and data analytics. ”
This acquisition is a strategic move for TESTIA, an Airbus Company as InFactory will add to its current portfolio
focused on post-process control products and equipment. Thanks to this addition, TESTIA, an Airbus Company
aims to ultimately correlate Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) data with manufacturing data, enabling step changes
in manufacturing process control. InFactory was originally a start-up nurtured by Airbus’ Chief Technology Office
before its incorporation into the subsidiary TESTIA, an Airbus Company.
TESTIA, an Airbus Company was created in 1991 and specialises in Aircraft Structure Inspections and services. With
a strong international network thanks to facilities in Europe, Asia and North America, TESTIA, an Airbus Company
is the end-to-end NDT and Inspections provider. It offers a broad range of NDT and Quality Inspection Equipment
for quick and efficient analysis of structures, components and assembly. TESTIA, an Airbus Company also trains and
qualifies personnel in all NDT methods, at all qualification levels, as well as provide inspections, consultancy and
More information on: www.testia.com
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