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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Irkut

Infused wing sheds light on aerocomposites future
In the Irkut MS-21 infused and co-cured wings, the aerocomposites industry gets a glimpse of how out-of-autoclave technologies might be applied to primary aircraft structures.

Spirit AeroSystems

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)

Israel’s aerodefense cornerstone poised for greater global outreach
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing increasing expertise both in and out of the autoclave as it expands an already broad composites production portfolio.

MTorres

A complete paradigm shift in aircraft construction
With its new Torreswing automated system for mold-free, fastener-free composite fuselage and wing construction, MTorres aims to revolutionize aerostructure.

Building an aircraft without molds or fasteners?
MTorres has a concept (TRL 6) with which aircraft will be built with minimal hand labor, without typical molds, without metallic fasteners, and without typical stringers as they are used today.

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic composite tapes to make a similar impact?

Thermoplastic composite demonstrators — EU roadmap for future airframes
There is a TPC development roadmap in Europe, supported by Airbus and a variety of aerospace consortia, and involving almost every major aerostructures supplier in Europe.

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.

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