Boeing has signed an agreement to help Turkish Aerospace
develop thermoplastic manufacturing in Turkey.
As part of this collaboration, Boeing will
provide technical support for Turkish Aerospace to establish a
facility for the production of thermoplastic materials for the
The light weight, energy efficient
thermoplastic parts, will be produced in a fully automated
Turkish Aerospace CEO
Prof. Temel Kotil, said, “We are very excited to sign a new
cooperation with our strategic partner Boeing. We look forward to
continue to increase the direction of new production technologies
and aviation sector with such important collaborations. As the
company that guides and leads the most important projects of
Turkey, we will make high quality production and make
thermoplastic investments, and we will reduce the cost
Thermoplastics are polymers that can be melted and
recast almost indefinitely. They are molten when heated and harden
upon cooling. These characteristics, are reversible, so the
material can be reheated, reshaped, and frozen repeatedly. As a
result, thermoplastics are mechanically recyclable.
“This agreement adds a new dimension to the
longstanding partnership between Turkish Aerospace and Boeing. It
also expands the existing technology collaboration between Boeing
and Turkey under the National Aerospace Initiative (NAI), which is
Boeing’s investment plan for Turkey announced in 2017. This is a
reflection of our continued commitment to the country and to our
partners,” said Aysem Sargin, managing director Boeing Turkey.
Turkish Aerospace and Boeing’s research is focused
on designing high quality thermoplastic parts in a high-capacity
rapid production system for aerospace use.
Initial results show
that High Efficiency Affordable Rapid Thermoplastic (HEART), can
reduce the production cycle and process costs by 30% compared to
This partnership will include the
training of technical personnel to develop local expertise in this
field and enable Turkey to produce thermoplastics that meets the
highest global standards.
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