Advanced solutions to improve component fatigue life and aircraft assembly

CAPAERO has a strong expertise in fatigue life enhancement by cold expansion. We propose several methods for fatigue life enhancing by adding compressive residual stresses into parts.

Our products focuses on assembly fatigue and fretting improvement by hole expansion and expanded bushing installation. Our capabilities covers design (with Finite elements analysis - FEA), tests in labs  and production as a EN9100 certified company.

CAPAERO also developed a patented solution for bushing in composites. The Expanded Bonded Bushing EB² significantly improves load tranfer on composite assemblies.

CAPAERO is exclusive distributor of West Coast Industries (WCI) products in Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Russia including split sleeve tooling.

We provide engineering support and work closely to aircraft manufacturers teams to support maintenance operations and production.

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Split Sleeve tooling - Cabinet cold expansion

Cold Working tooling

Cold expansion tooling : Split sleeve, Split mandrel... We support aerospace designers in hole expansion for fatigue life enhancement. We are distributor of WCI tooling, and have a strong expertise in cold expansion from process design to implementation in production.



Expanded Bushing in Metal

Expanded Bushing in metallic parts

Expanded Bushing for fatigue life enhancement and fretting prevention in mettalic parts. We support our customers from design and simulation to manufacturing and installation in production with manual and automated process.


Expanded Bounded Bushign in Composite

Expanded Bonded Bushing in composite parts

Innovative patented solution for Composite structural enhancement (load transfer, push out...) by expanded bonded bushing. We support our customers from simulation to bushing production and operators training.


Compdrill drilling in Composite

Composite Drilling

We develop and manufacture an innovative device for Composite drilling avoiding delamination on composite. This equipment is qualified Airbus (A350 repairs) and suitable for repair and manufacturing.
We propose a complete KIT including CompDRILL, Drill unit and specific cutting tools.