MANIFEST: Micro Electric Actuation System for Future More-Electric Aircraft Systems

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Domin Join A Trailblazing Team To Develop Novel Braking Technology For Aerospace

Domin’s world-leading x-by-wire solutions enable the rapid transition to high performing, sustainable systems in a digital world. As transportation is electrified, actuation systems need to follow suit. For aerospace actuation and braking, traditional centralised systems are too heavy and existing electro-magnetic solutions are not suitable to support the advancement in technology for aerospace. Domin has won part of a £300k NATEP funded grant to develop the solution to this problem.

Powerful, Scalable Braking Technology for Aerospace

Building upon their existing leading direct drive servo valve experience, Domin will develop an integrated, additive manufactured, electrically powered brake powerpack with significantly higher bandwidth and lower weight than competing electro-mechanical actuators or hydraulic systems.

Simon Jones, Chief Technology Officer at Domin said; “We are excited to be bringing our highly innovative digital motion technologies into a highly critical aerospace application and aiding the acceleration of more electric aircraft. Partnering with Apex Additive Technologies will unlock another level of performance, reliability and economy as we continue to lead the application of additive manufacturing for real world technologies”.

Weight Savings Without Compromise

Apex Additive Technologies and Domin will work together to develop novel adaptive additive manufacturing methods to enable in-build material property optimisation. This will enable significant build time, cost and mass improvements to be achieved. This synergetic partnership aims to develop truly disruptive technology for aerospace that is better on all criteria compared to the current top of the range products in the aerospace supply chain to rapidly enable a More-Electric Aircraft architecture transition.

Youssef Gaber, the CEO at Apex Additive Technologies, said; “We are delighted to partner with Domin and to play a role in advancing their market leading digital motion technologies. We share a united vision for what is required to achieve robust and repeatable additive manufacturing processes to produce aerospace quality parts at significantly lower costs. I am confident our collaboration in MANIFEST will deliver just that.”

Full Life Cycle Asset Management

The development of Domin’s integrated, additive manufactured, electrically powered brake powerpack creates the potential for future integration of onboard sensors and health monitoring with predictive maintenance and asset management without compromise. The considerably lighter, more efficient and cost saving units can dramatically improve efficiencies across all transportation sectors.

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