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Aerospace: high-quality standards

Lightweight aluminium profiles with high-quality, consistent standards

In the dynamic world of the aircraft and aviation industry, every detail is crucial. Aluminium precision extrusion, with its unparalleled combination of lightweight construction and structural strength, plays a central role in the design and production of aircraft components. This advanced technique forms the backbone of modern aviation innovations, where sustainability and performance go hand in hand. On this page, you can read about how the power of precision extrusion ensures consistent quality for the aircraft and aviation industry.

Precision extrusion in the aerospace industry

EN-755-9 and EN-12020-2 are the common standards for the extrusion of aluminium profiles. They allow deviations of +/- 0.15 millimeters or more. Mifa goes beyond that through our precision extrusion technology, which can achieve accuracy up to 0.02 mm. Thin-walled lightweight profiles, post-processing such as surface treatments and assembly, and automation make Mifa unique as a supplier for the aviation industry, all under one roof with deliveries in large volumes.

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Sustainably responsible through lightweight profiles

In various markets, it is essential for components to be strong and light. This also applies to the aviation industry, as well as the aerospace market. More and more aviation manufacturers are therefore exploring the possibilities of aluminium in aircraft to reduce CO2 emissions, among other benefits. By providing sustainable solutions that can help reduce CO2 emissions, we aim to have a positive impact on environmental challenges. Our EN AW 6061 and EN AW 6082 alloys for thin-walled extrusion profiles are a prime example of our commitment to sustainability. These alloys not only save material and costs but also contribute to a cleaner air transport system.

The production of thin-walled extrusion profiles offers several advantages for the aircraft and aviation industry. They are significantly lighter than traditional materials, reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The EN AW 6061 and EN AW 6082 alloys provide excellent strength and corrosion resistance, making them perfect for aerospace applications.

At Mifa, we have made significant progress in controlling temperature, flow, and die technology for our alloys. This allows us to achieve tight tolerances for dimensions, torsion, and straightness, meeting the rigorous aviation standard EN 755-9

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Vertical integration

Thanks to our technology, knowledge, and experience, we can produce the most complex shapes of aluminum at Mifa. We can manufacture these complex shapes into a qualified end product using various techniques. We offer a complete in-house package through techniques such as:

  • Extrusion;
  • Brushing;
  • Robotics;
  • Belt grinding;
  • Bending;
  • Assembly;
  • Surface treatments.

We can realize complete components for our customers because we write our own software and create molds for CNC machines. Each profile requires a specific machining method, especially if it is a visible surface. Our engineers use CAD/CAM programs like Solid Works, Solid Edge, and Unigraphics for this purpose. By involving our engineers in the development phase, we can provide advice and make the production process more efficient and faster. At Mifa, we are happy to take complete responsibility for your product.

Automation of processes

At Mifa, we focus on transforming business processes through advanced automation and robotics. These technologies can provide strong benefits, and we can achieve this through the extensive experience and expertise of our colleagues.

Robotics can make business processes more efficient. Our machine park is designed to load machines, process products, and perform automatic measurements. We strategically employ co-robotization to take over repetitive and strenuous tasks. This way, both colleagues and robots can excel in tasks that require a human touch.

Quality and consistency are crucial concepts in the aircraft and aviation industry. Through (co-)robotization, large volumes can be delivered with consistent quality.

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Aerospace alloys

For an optimal end result, the right choice of material is crucial. At Mifa, we use various alloys, some specifically for the aviation industry. We offer various 6xxx series alloys, such as 6061, 6063, and 6082, which are often visible in the interior of an aircraft. Additionally, we provide the 7020 alloy, known for its exceptional strength, which is frequently used when safety is of paramount importance. For more information, feel free to contact our colleagues.

Flexible in quantities and dimensions

With size tolerances from +/- 0.02 mm, thin-walled profiles, and lengths up to 6 meters, we can achieve various dimensions. Through our precision extrusion, we go beyond the standard norm. These tolerances can be provided through our profiles in small and large volumes.

High quality for various components

Mifa produces high-quality extrusion profiles for clients such as Airbus and Collins Aerospace. We can offer these extrusion profiles through a diverse range of techniques. Together with our aviation clients, we develop extrusion profiles and components for:

  • Kitchens and trolleys
  • Instruments
  • Lighting
  • Seats
  • Toilets
  • Radar components
  • Luggage compartments
  • Galleys

As an additional benefit for the customer, at Mifa, we focus on various cosmetic requirements. We have special processes to continuously meet the cosmetic importance of our profiles.

Mifa is AS9100 aerospace certified

Our high-quality extrusion profiles undergo qualification through process control and stringent product inspection. Mifa holds the AS 9100 quality certificate for the aerospace industry, also known as EN 9100 certification. The aircraft and aerospace industry imposes strict requirements on surface quality, material strength, and the weight of precision profiles. With the AS9100 certificate, Mifa confirms that its production and business systems meet rigorous quality standards in the aerospace field.

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Segment Leader Aerospace