Aerospace

High performance
Develop heat exchangers into contoured packaging, lower weight and adopt industry leading performance
Heat exchange experts
Reduce development time and costs by applying focused heat exchange design, simulation and additive manufacturing expertise
Path to production
Leverage our vertically integrated organisation to support verification, production readiness and serial production
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Accelerate your AM

Our expertise and experience accelerate your development programs through:

  • Applications - lower your R&D expenditure by applying a Conflux CoreTM geometry to your heat exchange challenge.
  • Analytics - leverage our synchrotron CT scanning and advanced Conflux Quantify analytics for your parts and materials analysis.
  • Connecting the dots - travel the complex path of testing and certifying parts, materials and processes for flight with an experienced team, familiar with Aerospace primes.

Partner with us

Our partnerships connect the most innovative global organisations to Australian grants and industry capability programs to create outcomes for all parties.

We partner with:

General Atomics to develop novel and state-of-the-art thermal solutions for application to their existing and next generation Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).

Deakin University’s School of Engineering and Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) to develop new aluminum alloys for Conflux’s 3D-printed heat exchangers

How can we work with you?

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Aerospace applications

Pre-Cooler
Oil to Air Heat Exchanger
Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger
Hydraulic Oil Heat Exchanger

Environmental Control System Heat Exchanger
Bleed air cooler
Coolant to Air Heat Exchanger

Cold plates
LRU Cooling
Electronics Cooling

Additive manufacturing for aerospace

Aerospace companies have been quick to identify the advantages of AM (Additive Manufacturing) and adopt it. Initially, it allowed for the shortening of development time with form, fit and functional tests. As the technology has matured aerospace companies are now able to validate AM and build up a database on both materials and process. The notion of certifying airworthy AM components is now a compelling option.

Benefits:

Part Consolidation
Conflux develops solutions that reduce the number of parts in sub-assemblies. By removing part interfaces and combining multiple parts into a monolithic AM structure, we remove failure points that can result from brazing, welding, bonding or bolting parts together. This can lead to an increase in the mean time between failures alongside an increase in the performance of parts

Shorter development process and time to market
Conflux realises faster development cycles through application “sprints” that bring together design engineers, thermo-fluid engineers and AM experts into cross-disciplinary teams. For our customers, this means initial results sooner informing development directions and ultimately faster speed to market in comparison to traditional manufacturing processes. Conflux builds and test parts as part of these “sprints”.

Higher Performance
With traditional manufacturing processes, developing topologically optimised designs is extremely challenging due to the complex shapes and the inherent limitations of the conventional manufacturing processes. In contrast, Conflux’s mastery of AM and heat transfer allows for greater flexibility in both design and manufacturing, leading to significant performance advantages.

Lighter weight
Being able to design and manufacture lightweight components is a key driver for the adoption of AM in the aerospace industry. Here at Conflux, we have designed and produced lighter weight, higher performing parts to help our customers achieve their weight savings targets without sacrificing performance. Our development of high performance heat exchangers shows that the combination of AM expertise, simulation and design experience, is necessary to exceed customer requirements for weight reduction.

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