Precise and safe components
AdvanTec GmbH is the holding company to which VOCUS GmbH and VisionZero GmbH belong. AdvanTec has been designing for Airbus Helicopters (EC135, H145, NH90) for over 20 years. In the field of large-scale aviation (A320, A350 and A380), essential parts for the cargo and passenger doors were co-designed. This has enabled a high level of expertise to be built up in the requirements regulations of the aviation industry.
The core business of VOCUS consists of the production of prototypes, pre-series and small series with the help of additive manufacturing for the aviation industry, medical technology and mechanical engineering industry. For example, VOCUS prints aerodynamic fairings that are already used in series production. The aircraft manufacturer takes over the approval of the parts via the overall approval of the aircraft. VOCUS acts here as an „extended workbench“.
Among them are mechanically stressed Class II parts in small series production that were used. Up to now, these parts could only be produced conventionally with a high production scatter. These parts contain, for example, a predetermined breaking point that must break in the event of overload, but must not break before this limit load.
Additive manufacturing enables a much more precise manufacturing tolerance here and is printed on the Markforged X7 with Onyx and carbon continuous fiber.
VOCUS has succeeded in producing this component very precisely and optimising its topology for additive manufacturing. Out of 10 delivered parts of a batch, one part is destroyed in a load test to prove the product requirement and production accuracy. So far, there have been no complaints.