MTorres

Designs/manufactures machine tools/assembly jigs for aerospace. Product range includes automatic tape layers, automatic fiber placement machines, 5-axis gantry routing machines/flexible tooling, ultrasonic inspection systems, ultrasonic cutting systems, 5-axis gantry laser scribing machines/flexible tooling, assembly jigs.

Ctra. Huesca, Km 9
Torres de Elorz, Navarra, 31119 ES

Additional Locations:
Ctra. El Estrecho-Lobosillo, km.2
30320 Fuente Álamo (Murcia), ES
+34 968 87 84 00

21520 30th Dr. SE, Ste. 210
Bothell, WA 98021 US
(425) 984-2700

Wolf von Baudissin-Weg 1
Stade, 21684 DE
+49 414 1939 94 0

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MTorres Diseños Industriales S.A.U.

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ZAero zero defect manufacturing for composites inline sensor for AFP automated fiber placement

Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts
ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools.

2017 Paris Air Show is good for composites
There is definitely a lot going on this week at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airfield. Much of it relates to composites. Here’s a brief rundown.

A new paradigm in airframe construction?
MTorres, a major supplier of automated manufacturing equipment for composites, has revealed a new way to manufacture airframe structure using composites.

Revolutionary fuselage concept unveiled by MTorres
Paradigm-changing monocoque composite fuselage made without fasteners or molds and with carbon fiber that could cut raw material cost by 50%.

The fifth AFP machine from MTorres at work for A350 at GKN
GKN manufactures the rear spars of the wings of the Airbus A350, while Spirit Aerosystems is responsible for manufacturing the front spars.

Another opportunity to meet, and learn, in Paris
At the JEC World 2017, improvements in materials and processes were present at nearly every stand, with the emphasis on automotive-capable production speeds.

InFactory Solutions qualifies AFP sensor on MTorres equipment with Airbus
Airbus spin-off supplying Industry 4.0 systems for composites completes first qualification and discusses future developments for defect position visualization.

Thermoplastic composite wings on the horizon?
OUTCOME, a project under the Clean Sky 2 program, aims to industrialize out-of-autoclave thermoplastic primary aerostructure.

JEC World: Aerospace highlights
Fokker Aerostructures BV (Hoogeveen, The Netherlands), a GKN Aerospace company, demonstrated at its stand a thermoplastic composite aircraft demonstrator spoiler, fully functional and consisting of only three parts: top skin, bottom skin and a single spar.

More on Spanish composites: Solution providers
My pre-JEC Europe 2016 trip through Spain yielded much fodder for future editorial content, and proved to me that the country’s composites sector is brimming with innovation.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

Fabrication methods (2017)
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

Spanish composites: growth trajectory
I’ve been traveling through Spain and visiting composites fabricators’ facilities, and a composites fabrication equipment supplier. Entrepreneurial effort and innovation clearly can occur anywhere, and it has been a fascinating journey.

Dry fiber placement: Surpassing limits
Coriolis Composites’ automated aerostructures manufacturing using dry materials moves from development projects to production.

MTorres to open innovation center in Washington
The opening of the Innovation Center is aligned to support the recent contract awards of three work packages with Boeing’s 777X designed composite wing.

Boeing purchases six ATL machine from MTorres
The automated tape laying (ATL) machine will be installed at Boeing's Salt Lake City facility.

MTorres to provide automated fiber placement machines for Airbus
All main A350 wing components, spars, stringers and skins will be manufactured using the company's automated fiber placement (AFP) technology.

AFP/ATL evolution: Dual-process workcells
Independent contractor and occasional CE columnist Carroll Grant draws attention to a recent phenomenon in the development of automated lamination equipment: machinery capable of operating interchangeable AFP and ATL heads.

Trends in automation: ATL and AFP technologies increase speed, flexibility
Many automated production solutions were on offer at JEC Europe 2015, and several companies made announcements.

Laser projection: Envisioning more than templates
Advanced systems offer ply-placement verification, aids to faster assembly and manufacturing process and quality control.

Product Categories of MTorres

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Automated fiber placement machines
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Graphite, monolithic
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, steel
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
    • Routers
    • Trimming equipment
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • NDI equipment
    • NDI equipment, ultrasonic
Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Fiber placement
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Inspection services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, business development/acquisition