Integrated aviation

manufacturing solutions

Aerosud is an established leader in the aviation industry supplying integrated manufacturing solutions. Aerosud is a smart supplier, capable of adding value to partnerships involving programme management, design, development and production processes.

Design &
A core team of experienced engineers and designers are employed with expert knowledge in specialised disciplines. DS CATIA V5 is the standard parametric design tool and is used together with DS ENOVIA SMARTEAM PLM system.Structural analysis is performed using MSC-Nastran/Patran together with in-house developed tools.
Metallic part production ranges from simple handformed sheet metal parts to complex press-formed parts and die-punched parts. In-house machining capability for aluminium and titanium parts of medium size. Current production volumes exceed 65 000 parts per month.
Metallic assemblies range from equipped parts to multiple assemblies such as avionic racks. Composite and thermoplastic assemblies include mechanically fastened and/or bonded systems with these assemblies including metallic, thermoplastic and electrical parts and/or sub-assemblies.
Composite manufacture is focused on phenolic resin system materials using an oven cured process. Parts manufactured include simple curvature as well as complex curvature parts with decorative finishes ranging from painting and laminates to textiles and leather. Current production volumes of composite parts exceed 2 500 parts per month.
Thermoplastic part production is concentrated on NC controlled vacuum forming machines where simple and complex geometry parts are formed.CFRTP part manufacture includes Glass-PPS, Carbon-PEEK and PEI materials. Current production volumes of thermoplastic parts exceed 10 000 parts per month.
Largest CFRTP press system in the world with 600 ton capacity allowing Aerosud to be a world leader in the production of CFRTP parts. Current projects also include the development of CFRTP assembly processes such as welding.



Tel: +27 (0) 12 662 5000
Fax: +27 (0) 12 662 5001
520 Van Ryneveld Avenue
Centurion, 0045
Pretoria, South Africa