Greene Tweed, showcased its Xycomp DLF high-performance thermoplastic composite aerospace brackets at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was held October 18-20, 2022, in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Developed as part of Greene Tweed’s role as innovators in the evolution of aerospace, Xycomp DLF high performance thermoplastic composite brackets can endure the substantial demands of aerospace environments, while offering significant weight savings over metallic parts. They are 35 to 50 percent lighter than competitive metallic components, making them an excellent replacement for metal materials.
Greene Tweed uses its proprietary compression molding system to produce complex-contour shapes for near-net, intricate geometry with molded-in features such as bushings or attachment points. The material meets fire, smoke, and toxicity (FST) safety requirements for interior aerospace parts, and offers excellent resistance to aerospace solvents, high temperatures, and high vibrations for extended component life. In addition, Xycomp DLF brackets can be recycled upon removal from an aircraft.