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WP3 4 - RIT PARTNER - GKN Aerospace - Staffan Brodin - Development of space products at GKN Aerospace

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Staffan Brodin, Engineer in charge at GKN Aerospace, talks about space product development at GKN.
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WP3 4 - RIT PARTNER - GKN Aerospace - Staffan Brodin - Development of space products at GKN Aerospace

  1. 1. The information contained in this document is GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary information and it shall not – either in its original or in any modified form, in whole or in part – be reproduced, disclosed to a third party, or used for any purpose other than that for which it is supplied, without the written consent of GKN Aerospace Sweden AB. The information contained in this document may also be controlled by export control laws. Unauthorized export or re-export is prohibited. Any infringement of these conditions will be liable to legal action. 10110Rev.22 Export Control WARNING – This document contains technical data, of which the export is restricted. See slide 2 The information contained in this document is GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary information and it shall not – either in its original or in any modified form, in whole or in part – be reproduced, disclosed to a third party, or used for any purpose other than that for which it is supplied, without the written consent of GKN Aerospace Sweden AB. The information contained in this document may also be controlled by export control laws. Unauthorized export or re-export is prohibited. Any infringement of these conditions will be liable to legal action. Development of space products at GKN Aerospace Space Innovation Forum, Kiruna, 20170510 Staffan Brodin, Engineer in charge, GKN Aerospace
  2. 2. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Export control Restriction
  3. 3. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 GKN: Engineering that moves the world Every day, we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of the world’s cars, we help thousands of aircraft fly safely, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest crops, and we make the essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe. Our four divisions are all market leaders, each outperforming their markets, with a leading market share in their segment. This breadth gives us unrivalled expertise and experience in cutting-edge technology and engineering. GKN Driveline GKN Powder Metallurgy GKN Aerospace GKN Land Systems GKN: Engineering that moves the world
  4. 4. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Products Integrated aero structures, including wing and flight control surface sub- assemblies and fuselage structures and surfaces. Fixed and rotating propulsion products for aircraft and rocket engines; fan cases, blades, exhaust systems and nacelles. Transparencies including specially coated cockpit and cabin windows. Niche products such as ice protection, fuel systems and flotation devices. GKN Aerospace – Making Things Fly GKN Aerospace is a world leading global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers. It operates in three main product areas: aero structures, engine components/sub-systems and special products. Aerostructures Engine components and sub-systems Special products £2,243 m sales in 2013 12,000 employees Sales by product type Commercial Military Sales by market
  5. 5. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Transparencies and Protection Systems Special products 5% of Sales 2012* Nacelle and Pylon Engine structures 42% of Sales 2012* Engine Systems and ServicesWing Fuselage Note: * Engine Systems proforma 12 months of 2012 Aerostructures 53% of Sales 2012* A380 Fixed Trailing Edge A350XWB Rear Spar A330 Flap Skins B767 Winglet J-UCAS Fuselage CH53K Aft Fuselage B787 Floor Grid HondaJet Fuselage F35 Canopy B787 Cabin Windows V22 Fuel Tanks B787 Anti-icing System Full Engine MRO and support B787 Inner Core Cowl A400M Engine Intake B747-8 Exhaust Engine structures Engine rotatives GKN Aerospace – World class product portfolio
  6. 6. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. GKN Space Products
  7. 7. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Space at GKN Design and manufacturing of rocket engine nozzles and turbines Technology Programs for future products ~150 persons are deployed in Value Stream Space Mostly European programs, financed by ESA through member states
  8. 8. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Timeline Viking Ariane 1 - 4 Vulcain Ariane 5 GS Vulcain 2 Ariane 5 ECA 1995 2000 2005 20101975 1980 1985 1990 2015 2020 Ariane 6
  9. 9. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Research and Technology TPX turbine SWEA/SWAN nozzle
  10. 10. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Nozzle Technologies Patented ...with sensors for milling control is a robust and competitive route to channel wall nozzles Patented ...with seam tracker for welding of cooling channels. Robust and competitive route to channel wall nozzles
  11. 11. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Turbine Technologies ...brazing of shrouds Patented ...with bond verification with ultrasonic testing …robust and efficient manufacturing of bladed disks with zero non-conformances Patented
  12. 12. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Product development
  13. 13. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 How to do it all Innovation Technology development Product development
  14. 14. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 What to do? Customer needs − Customer needs, e.g. lower weight, lower cost, increased performance… − Planned EiS of new products Product needs, i.e. what are the different needs for the different plattforms Possibilities − Possibilities to demonstrate new technologies Identified areas are transferred to Technology planning Priorization − For each technology − Relevace to generic goals, e.g. cost, leadtime reductions − Relevance to products − Planning cost and finansiation Strategic prioritization 1 2 3
  15. 15. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 GKN R&T, dedicated for research Research programs with Universities (funded by SNSB, NFFP..) GKN ”de facto” idea generation is: − Problem induced – We need to solve this now! − Possibility induced – Look at this, how can we use it? GKN process for taking care of ideas, ”IDF”, for traditional products Dedicated programs ”10x accelerator” − Collects ideas for new businesses outside new fields − Supports development of one idea Inspiration – Ideation – Implementation Innovation OMS supported Not supported by OMS
  16. 16. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Technology development TRL6 TRL1 TRL2 TRL3 TRL4 TRL5
  17. 17. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 What are Technology Readiness Level’s (TRL’s)? TRL’s provide a definition of technology maturity against which technologies can be measured The TRL scale was first developed by NASA in the 1980’s, and defines 9 different levels of maturity. GKN Group have adopted the TRL scale as the method of measuring the maturity of Technology
  18. 18. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Technology development in GKN operational management system, OMS
  19. 19. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Summary of the TRA Process Definition (TRL 1- 6) 1. Define Scope of TRA Meeting 2. Technology Development Planning 3. Compile / Review Evidence 4. TRA Meeting / Report 5. Action Agreement / Closure Technology Business Case Technology Development Plan Validation Matrix TRA Meeting Report TRL Checklist
  20. 20. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Product development
  21. 21. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Product development
  22. 22. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Examples of innovation and technology development
  23. 23. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Additive manufacturing Innovation − Possibility! − Lowerd cost, shorter leadtime − Ideation; (TRL 1) Can it be used for space parts? Technolog development − TRL 2 Definition possible candidates − TRL 3 Manufacturing trials and extensive investigations − TRL 4-5 Full scale manufacturing and component test − TRL 6 Demonstrator tests Product development − Introduced into Vulcain LH2 and Vulcain 2 LOX turbines − Fully printed new turbines
  24. 24. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Nozzle weld developmet
  25. 25. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 EDM parallell Innovation − Defects in cast − Cost issues, delivery issues, foundry closed − Single nozzle EDM used for stators − Ideation; (TRL 1) Can the EDM be done in parallell? Technolog development − TRL 2 definition of the idea − TRL 3 small scale tests made at supplier − TRL 4-5 full scale manufacturing test − TRL 6 engine tests Product development − Introduced into Vulcain LH2 and Vulcain 2 LOX turbines
  26. 26. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Disk mistuning Innovation − Flutter in disk! − Ideation; (TRL 1) Can the mistuning be used for reducing flutter risk? Technolog development − TRL 2 definition of the idea − TRL 3 analyses − TRL 4-5 demonstrator test, air rig − TRL 6 Turbopump test, demonstrator test Product development
  27. 27. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Technology development imperfections − Occuring under product development (instead of before) − Unforeseen problems − New need for technology − New limits for technology − Not always following the TRL gated plan − Several TRL steps in one go − Sometimes outside gated process − Difficult to define the technology area in combination with the TRL level. In everday product development Increase of Risk & Cost Increase of Product & Profit Innovation − Ideation can be improved! − Can there be a process for creating ideas?
  28. 28. GKN Aerospace Sweden AB Proprietary Information. This information is subject to restrictions on first page. 10110Rev.22 Thank you for listening!

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