Creuzet Aéronautique

CREUZET AERONAUTIQUE take part in all main international aeronautical programmes and are well-known for their capability to innovate and to adapt their processes to any special manufacture aiming at improving general characteristics, saving weight and significantly reducing cost compared to classical solutions.

The diversity of their processing and manufacturing equipment, research capabilities and special machines building ( presses, ovens, etc. ) as well as the specialization of their sister company INDRAERO SIREN enable them to apprehend almost all problems related to detail parts and assembly encountered in aeronautical construction.

Created 1934 by Robert CREUZET
Activity Aircraft industry since the 1950's
1950's Mystère IV pressurisation turbine parts
5.30 m Caravelle hinge
1960's Beginning of section extrusion
Mirage F1 variable section stringers
1970's Development of extrusion with increasingly complex sections
Start of electrochemical machining
Extrusion-forging process for CFM56 vanes
Launch of precision forging for DASSAULT & AEROSPATIALE
1980's Start of special extrusion 3D forming
Purchase of a numerical control workshop near Bordeaux
New specific technology for CFM56 vanes mass production
1990's
Extrusion-forging of metal matrix composites
Heavy investment in machines-tool
Specific technology developed for helicopter stainless steel and titanium blade leading edges
Titanium superplastic forming process developed for fan blade leading edge
Specific technology developed for light alloy seamless rings.

2000's
Within the development of the Eurofighter-now the "Date Pleine Lune" and in cooperation with the design offices of their customers, CREUZET developed and finalized an innovating technical solution which enables to manufacture seamless windscreen and canopy frameworks.
This new concept allows to eliminate all fasteners, to reduce weight and assembly time while offering high mechanical characteristics.
This technology can be extended to other applications such as closed structures (examples: aircraft or helicopter door frames, civil aircraft, windscreen frameworks)

1967 1977 1987 2000
Capital / 1 MFRF 37 MFRF 6 M Euros
Surface area (m2) 500 6000 17000 28000
Revenue (MFRF) 2 10 113 241
Export (MFRF) 0,2 1 9 78
Investments (MFRF) / 1 4 21
Staff 100 150 342 510


Assembly — Protection
Metal/Metal structural bonding and composites
Sheet metal work — Welding
Drawing — Stretch forming
Aircraft furnishing

Extrusion & forming of special profiles and semi-finished products
Precision forging
Conventional machining
Electrochemical machining
Vanes and blades
Rings

A MIX OF MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES AND SPECIAL PROCESSES

Extrusion

3D Forming

Forging

Conventional Machining

ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING(ECM)

Vanes & Blades

Special Process

Extrusion
Forming
Precision Forging
Conventional Machinings
Ecm
Vanes &
Blades
Special Processes & Rings

ALUMINIUM ALLOYS
2000, 5000, 6000, 7000 & 8000 series
MMC
TITANIUM T40, T60 & TA6V

3D FORMING PROCESS
HOT FORMING
STRETCH FORMING
SUPERPLASTIC FORMING
APPLICABLE TO: ALUMINIUM, STAINLESS STEEL, TITANIUM

ALUMINIUM ALLOYS

ALL ALLOYS
HSM
5 AXES
(CAPACITY 6M)
EDM
ALL METALS

AND SOME APPLICATIONS

Civil Aircraft
Military Aircraft Helicopters Reversers Engines Missiles Space & Satellites

CIVIL AIRCRAFT
MILITARY AIRCRAFT
HELICOPTERS
NACELLE & REVERSERS
ENGINES
MISSILES
SPACE & SATELLITES

MAIN ACTIVE CUSTOMERS & PROGRAMS

Airbus UK Dassault Aviation Hurel Hispano Snecma Moteurs
Agusta EADS Latecoere Sonaca
Bombardier Shorts Eurocopter Matra BAE Dynamics Techspace Aero
BAE Systems Gamesa Rolls Royce
CFAN GKN Westland Shorts Missiles

QUALITY ASSURANCE

YOUR QUALITY MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY
IS SOMETHING WE HAVE IN COMMON

Quality Management System Certification :

EN9100 + ISO 9001 V2000.
PART 21G.

Various approvals for special processes:

NADCAP Penetrant inspection
NADCAP Heat treatment

CAD/CAM DATA EXCHANGE

CATIA TRANSMITTER SYSTEM
Exchange routing Catia V4
Exchange routing Catia V5

Exchange routing other system

Exchange medium

*.catexport + TAR, *.model, *.session
*.catpart, *.catproduct

V5.2 IGES Interface

CD ROM, DVD ROM
Internet FTP site

CAM TRANSMITTER SYSTEM
Exchange routing Delcam PowerMill
Exchange routing Vericut

Exchange medium

PowerMill format
*.vcproject, *.vcreview

CD ROM, DVD ROM
Internet FTP site