Composites and technology for extreme aerospace and safety requirements

Fiber-reinforced composites with plastic, carbon or ceramic matrix

Expertise in lightweighting and reliability

As a global player and long-standing partner to numerous aerospace manufacturers, we demonstrate our expertise every day with our components made of carbon, ceramic and fiberglass composites. Our lightweight solutions can be optimized by structural FE simulation and defy the toughest conditions thanks to special quality management.

Our carbon, glass fiber and ceramic composites play to their strengths in the aerospace sector. Thanks to extremely low weight combined with fatigue strength and maximum load-bearing capacity, they now meet many requirements that previously seemed unattainable.

Ultralight construction in high demand in the aerospace industry

The requirements of the aerospace industry present conventional materials with almost unsolvable tasks. High mechanical strength must be achieved while keeping weight as low as possible. High oxidation resistance as well as thermal load capacity and the associated high thermal shock resistance are also specifications that call for new technical standards. At Schunk, we offer a solution that meets the requirements of the industry with the serial production of various components made of composite materials. In doing so, we seamlessly transfer our many years of know-how from other industrial sectors and our expertise in lightweight materials, development and manufacturing to the aerospace industry.

Carbon, glass and oxide fiber composite solutions

With Schunk at your side, you will benefit from an experienced manufacturer of composite components with expertise in plastic matrix composites such as CFRP, GFRP, AFRP and ceramic matrix composites such as CFC, C/SiC, OFC, SiC/SiC or hybrid designs for e.g. multi-material lightweight construction. Our leading fiber-reinforced composites are an expression of the knowledge we have built up over decades in materials development. Trust us to always combine the right material with a state-of-the-art manufacturing process to best solve your requirement. Whether your focus is on our lightweight design, the high strength and stiffness of the components, extensive development and process expertise, or a combination of these, we will find the right solution for you.

We support you in process development for CFRP solutions as well as in the development of multi-material solutions using thermoset duromers - curable, non-meltable plastics - or thermoplastics, plastics that can be formed and melted under the influence of heat. Whether thermal treatment using autoclave technology, wet pressing or particularly economical volume part production with our Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compounds (SMC) semi-finished products - we can adapt completely to your requirements. You can also rely on our expertise in precision fiber winding, customized fiber placement and embroidery technologies for reinforcing fibers.

Structural finite element simulation and simultaneous engineering

We use computer-aided simulation (FEM) and thus significantly shorten the development time of our components. As an imaginative and solution-oriented partner for the further development of your products, we also rely on simultaneous engineering. By involving you in the development process at an early stage, possible sources of error can be identified and eliminated during the design phase of your product. Our drive is to combine your wishes with technical feasibility. For us, quality is the foundation for a trusting relationship with our customers. Benefit from tailor-made solutions that offer you numerous advantages:

  • Structural finite element simulation
  • Ultra-lightweight construction
  • High fatigue strength
  • High temperature resistance
  • High oxidation resistance
  • Sustainability

As an aerospace supplier, we are focused on your success

With Schunk, you have an aviation supplier at your side that offers you all the technological possibilities of a globally active company and pragmatically puts your ideas into practice - always precisely tailored to your requirements. Like no other, Schunk combines innovative strength and technological know-how with exceptional service orientation to provide a range of services that is unique in the market.