GARDN II Projects (2014-2019)
Hydroformed Cross Tubes for Helicopter Skid Type Landing Gear
Reduce weight and assembly costs through an enhanced methodology for hydroforming aerospace tubular products.
The developed technology will enable the manufacturing of high-strength, corrosion-resistant and environmentally friendly landing-gear components and provide superior-quality products at a lower life-cycle cost.
The goal of the project is to mature the technology and expand the limits in designing, manufacturing and testing full-scale landing-gear components to reduce weight, drag, cost and lead-time. This project aims also at eliminating the chemical milling manufacturing process and possibly the shot peening process, both of which are used to manufacture current landing-gear cross tubes.