The weight reduction does not imply a loss of the structural capacities for the part
The appropriate use of topological optimization, together with the great possibilities afforded by additive manufacturing in terms of achieving complex shapes, will allow small aircraft the possibility of considerably reducing their structural weight and incorporating new electronic elements.
The fuel consumption in aircrafts is proportional to the weight of the aircraft, so a weight saving means a significant economic saving in their operation. In addition, in the case of small aircrafts, fuel saving is very important in order to increase their autonomy. For this reason, increasingly more companies are looking at topological optimisation solutions produced by additive manufacturing to achieve this goal.
Lupeon is working on this line of optimisation in the sectors of small aircraft, automotive and robotics seeking to offer its clients improvements in their production capabilities.