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Hexcel awarded long-term contract for additive manufactured parts for the Boeing 777X family

Hexcel Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce aerospace structures made with HexPEKK®-100 for the Boeing 777X. The parts will be manufactured at the company’s additive manufacturing site near Hartford, Connecticut.

Hexcel awarded long-term contract for additive manufactured parts for the Boeing 777X family
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HexPEKK components can be manufactured-to-print for commercial aerospace, defense and space applications where complexity, lightweight and strong mechanical performance are critical. These 3D-printed parts meet interior aircraft smoke and toxicity requirements. HexPEKK end-use components – as well as the company’s HexAM® additive manufacturing process – were added to Boeing’s Qualified Provider List (QPL) in 2019.

Colleen Pritchett, Hexcel President — Aerospace, Americas & Fibers said:
“We are pleased that Boeing has selected our additive manufacturing technology for these parts, and we appreciate their confidence in HexPEKK solutions for commercial aerospace applications,”

HexPEKK parts selected by Boeing for the 777X family include various air flow ducting applications, as well as other supporting elements on the aircraft. Production of these parts is expected to begin later this year.

More information www.hexcel.com