Category: Innovation

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article October 19, 2017
catégorie article All, Innovation

Deployment of digital radiography at VENTANA Arudy

The industrial metamorphosis of the site, which began in 2016, is continuing with the acquisition of a latest-generation digital radiography machine that can control large parts.

As part of its commitment to always provide better service to customers, the Ventana group is continuing to develop the Arudy plant. Already equipped with a 3D printer, non-contact measurement systems, digital data acquisition and manufacturing systems, this forward-thinking foundry, now also has a digital radiography unit. This new, non-destructive control device uses AI software designed to address the complexity of the products we manufacture.

This is our response to the inevitable developments in the requirements of the markets in which we operate.

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article September 4, 2017
catégorie article Innovation, Project

EOLE, a new collaborative and innovative project for VENTANA

Ventana helped manufacture an aircraft maintenance door which was presented at the International Paris Air Show 2017.

The project, named EOLE, was headed by Sogeclair in collaboration with CTIF and Voxeljet. It showcased the advantages of 3D printing whilst making use of qualified materials and processes. The door’s design was optimised to make a lightweight architecture that is able to incorporate complex elements.

Ventana’s lost wax process was used to obtain a thin-walled casting with excellent surface condition and controlled tolerances and material integrity, which makes it easier to carry out final machining on the part.

The project looks set to provide a 30% reduction in weight, reduce costs and allow for flexibility in design and manufacturing for prototypes and mass production, which can then be transposed to structures larger than 2 metres.

More informations about the International Paris Air Show : SIAE 2017

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VENTANA at the International Paris Air Show

Ventana took part in the 52nd edition of the International Paris Air Show, seen as the largest aerospace industry event in the world.

The company exclusively presented its augmented reality-based method which aims to identify features and defects in parts during the production phase, so as to ensure yet more efficient production.

This year’s Paris Air Show provided an opportunity to showcase new products and features available from each of the subsidiaries. Ventana is highly focussed on R&T, with over 20 million euros invested since 2003. The company was thus able to present its innovations in means, products and industrial processes for each of its 7 sites.

More informations about the International Paris Air Show : SIAE 2017

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article May 2, 2017
catégorie article Innovation

Airbus Helicopters congratulates VENTANA Arudy for its excellent industrial performance

For the third year running, Airbus Helicopters has measured an OTD rate of 100% from VENTANA Arudy. This is great recognition of the thorough work carried out by all the teams at VENTANA to successfully maintain, over time, our position as one of the best major suppliers in the EDPOI perimeter (dynamic systems – castings, forgings, machining and components).

The quality of our relationship, the transparency of our information and the reliability of our commitments also contribute to ensuring VENTANA Arudy’s major customer is fully satisfied.

To sustain its performance, VENTANA is continuing its digital migration by transforming the historic Arudy site into a foundry of the future, in order to make it more agile and to adapt to the ever more demanding needs of high-technology markets.

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article September 28, 2016
catégorie article Innovation

Bpifrance selects VENTANA for its ISE Accelerator programme

VENTANA has been selected for the first “ISE Accelerator” programme along with 22 other French Intermediate Sized Enterprises representing a variety of business sectors. Bpifrance chose these ISEs for its ISE Accelerator programme based on their growth potential and their international goals. VENTANA’s selection means that it will receive tailored support from Bpifrance and its network over a two-year period to help it to significantly expand its growth levers. Through an enlarged range of V-Solutions, more and more customers will benefit from the VENTANA manufacturing processes, increasingly innovative and reliable, perfectly responding to their requirements to market their new products in a very short time.

This programme with help VENTANA to realise its AGILE 2018 strategic plan with particular focus on “stepping up a gear” in terms of external growth and in terms of sales development, digital transformation and governance.

At the launch of this first ISE Accelerator programme on May 25th at the second edition of the Bpifrance Inno Generation event, Fanny Letier (CEO of Bpifrance) stated: “ISEs represent a unique source of employment and pride. Through this programme, Bpifrance aims to promote excellence to help the selected 23 champions to achieve long-term growth and to promote France abroad”. Nicolas Dufourcq (CEO of Bpifrance) added: “We have 24 months to catapult these ISEs into the world of 2030.”

For further details about ISE Accelerator programme :

Bpifrance lance son accélérateur ETI à l’AccorHotels Arena

Lancement de l’accélérateur ETI

Quatre ETI d’ALPC dans l’accélérateur de Bpifrance

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article September 26, 2016
catégorie article Innovation

VENTANA Success Story : V-Solutions contribute to the success of General Electric’s 9HA turbine, the most powerful gas turbine in the world

Approached by General Electric in 2011 during the turbine’s design phase, VENTANA was selected for its ability to propose expert sheet metal work and precision machining solutions and was entrusted with the industrialisation and manufacturing of a 16-part cooling kit for the 9HA turbine.

During the development phase, which lasted over a year, sheet metal work, welding, machining and non-destructive testing experts based at a number of VENTANA plants lent their expertise to American and Belfort-born designers at General Electric. The first kit produced using the VENTANA V-Weldmill industrial solution was delivered in November 2012. VENTANA delivered its 7th kit this September and has plans to triple its production in 2017.

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auteur article VENTANA
date publication article September 8, 2015
catégorie article Innovation

VENTANA acquires a state-of-the-art digital scan

VENTANA’s Foundry Division has just acquired a high precision GOM optical scan system for digitising parts, tools and cores.

This scanning system replaces traditional manual measuring tools in order to optimise the balancing of raw materials before machining by improving both quality and speed of execution.

This tool also allows considerable time to be saved in terms of development or changes and enables 3D reverse engineering operations to be performed almost instantly.

Please feel free to contact us to find out about all that this new system can offer, not just on your castings but on machined or machine-welded parts too.

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