Aircraft Landing Gear

Ensuring Critical System Safety and Longevity with Design, Production and Inspection Solutions for Aircraft Landing Gear Components and Assemblies

Aircraft landing gear is an essential system that allows any aircraft to start from the gate, taxi to the runway, and take off and land safely.

Nose and main landing gear systems include powerful actuators, structural struts and beams, complex wheels and brake systems, all subjected to high load, stresses and harsh environmental conditions.

The landing gear mechanism requires complex multibody dynamics and high-load simulation on the structural parts and the wheels, tyres and brake components. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence supports these needs with a range of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, including multibody dynamics and coupled simulation tools.

Hexagon’s production software solutions can also simulate the production process, calculating the right amount of material to be machined and ensuring tool paths are optimised, while our CAM software will generate and communicate optimised trajectories to machining centres.

When manufacturing a landing gear strut, beam, wheel or brake, these circular and cylindric parts need to be inspected both inside and out during production to ensure that the materials have been made correctly. Our on-machine probing solutions can support measurement during production, while our data analytics tools can compile in-line metrology data to anticipate manufacturing defects early and make corrections within the production process. Hexagon’s automated non-contact metrology tools also enable quick process monitoring and dimensional inspection of landing gear components and assemblies near the production floor.

Aircraft Structural Damage Recording and Analysis

Data analysis and visualisation tools help automate and improve the crucial identification, recording and analysis of aircraft structural damage from multiple sources.

Installation and Inspection of Aircraft Assembly Tooling

Portable, easy-to-use, high-performance metrology systems to ensure the accurate installation of assembly tooling and fixtures for...

Machine Tool Probing for Landing Gear Struts and Beams

Aerospace manufacturers can use on-machine probing to position forged blanks and help eliminate costly waste in the production of landing gear struts and beams. 

Landing Gear Fatigue and Life Prediction Analysis

Analysing and accurately predicting how aircraft systems like landing gear will fatigue during service is a key safety concern for aerospace designers.

Hard Landing Stress Simulation

With such a range of potential operating conditions, the ability to simulate and optimise landing gear systems for different scenarios is crucial for safety and performance.

Materials Lifecycle Management for Aerospace

Aircraft manufacturers can improve the use and traceability of materials, as well as product design, by capturing, managing and sharing data about materials from within...

Real-Time Tool and Process Monitoring for Aerospace

Deploying local real-time monitoring and capturing trends in measurement data, alongside machine utilisation information, can provide insights for continuous process...

Reverse Engineering of Aircraft Components for MRO

Using 3D scanning to reverse engineer parts makes it easier to repair, maintain and overhaul aircraft for which CAD data is not available.

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