The aerospace industry has embraced composite materials for many years. The drive for more fuel efficient aircraft has given rise to a requirement for lightweight structures for both interior and exterior parts.

As new aircraft are developed by both Airbus and Boeing, composites represents an ever greater percentage of the materials used in their construction.

Codem has been involved in the design and manufacture of tooling for the aerospace industry in both carbon and metallics, good tool design is essential to make component manufacture efficient and consistent.
The use of lightweight mouldable materials enable designers to expand the envelope of what can be achieved both in performance and the aesthetic.
A new age of faster, more comfortable, more efficient multi-passenger transport means a new design approach is required. The development of new recyclable plastics (such as polypropylene), and their integration into structural composites, allows a greater confidence to answer the difficult environmental questions rightly asked of designers.