Industry Overview

Currently, the worldwide commercial aviation industry is valued at nearly US $5 trillion. This sector is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate in the coming years. This growth is expected be driven by trends like urbanization, and global liberalization of air travel regulations. In parallel, key industry players have committed to ambitious targets related to fuel efficiency and reduced aircraft weight. Additionally, there are ongoing developments that aim to reduce carbon emissions, and lower noise levels.

These demands have made weight savings a key requirement in the aerospace sector. One of the solutions that the industry has come up with is to switch to lightweight composite materials (e.g. carbon fiber reinforced plastic, aka CFRP), and so-called “sandwich” parts (constructed by applying layers of composite materials to metallic components). CFRP is being increasingly used in the aerospace industry in order to manufacture structural parts. In fact, in new-generation jetliners – like the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, nearly the entire outer shell of the aircraft is made out of this material. While these developments may present new opportunities, they come with many challenges as far as wear resistance and tool geometry are concerned – a problem made worse by the abrasiveness of materials like CFRP.

Carmex has collaborated for many years with companies in the aerospace sector. Today, we are known as a reliable, long-term partner that can be depended on for all aerospace-related applications, including those with diffucult-to-machine materials like CFRP. We are committed to delivering perfect-quality results on time, not only for the sake of our customers – but for the safety of the public as well.