MTorres, an engineering Spanish firm involved in sophisticated aerospace manufacturing, is introducing a technology that could transform airplane making. It’s developing a method in which one-piece carbon-fibre fuselage in produced without any joints.
It unveiled a large, complexly curved one-piece composite airplane fuselage that contained not a single fastener, as its first demo piece at the Paris Air Show in June. Anyhow, this is not a near-term project. MTorres executives have admitted that though the technology has a proving ground, it may take years to become an industrialized reality.
In the meantime, the original idea was to start with making an airplane wing, and so the technology was dubbed Torres¬Wing. MTorres has newly built an innovation and advanced manufacturing center close to Boeing’s Everett jet plant in a 70,000-square-foot area. The facility is with room to expand, representing an investment of about $17 million.