Hot forming of composite materials

Hot forming in the aircraft industry

Shortage of highly qualified
Automation technology Personnel

My customer develops special machines and sells them worldwide to the aircraft industry, among others. Order peaks led to a shortage of highly qualified personnel during the necessary period.

Hot forming aircraft industry / Areospace

Vimotech know-how for the project goal. The solution

Vimotech spends a few days at the customer’s premises at the start of software development to familiarize itself with the project processes and contact persons. In this phase, the software is prepared according to the requirements.

As soon as my customer has largely completed the machine, Vimotech puts it into operation in their production hall. Commissioning involves ongoing consultation with the mechanical and electrical design departments.

To meet the technological requirements of the machine, Vimotech carried out numerical thermal simulation in Python. The graphical representation of the theoretical measured values made it possible to draw conclusions about real phenomena. This meant that appropriate constructive measures could also be taken to achieve the project objective. The simulation data also provides valuable input for the design of subsequent systems.


The system is commissioned with a mechanical engineer from the customer in Augsburg at the aircraft parts manufacturer. Together we put the machine into operation and adjusted it.

Vimotech conducts training sessions, technology meetings and safety acceptance tests with the end customer. As a result of these agreements, various changes are incorporated into the machine software. All activities, end customer agreements and commitments are always discussed by telephone and documented in writing.

  • Control & regulation technology 56% 56%
  • PLC programming 100% 100%
  • Measurement technology 72% 72%
  • Marking technology 0% 0%

Customer benefits & best practices

Customer-specific automation successes

In this overview of customer-specific automation successes, the focus is on the hot forming of composite materials in the aircraft industryand the resulting customer benefits.

We present an outstanding case study that illustrates how our customized automation solution optimizes this process. Through precise temperature control, automated pressure adjustmentand innovative tool concepts, our solutions achieve an increase in efficiency and quality in the production of composite components.

This case study demonstrates our technological expertise and our commitment to providing customized solutions that meet the individual requirements of our customer in the aircraft industry.

1. flexibility

Thanks to its presence on site, Vimotech can be integrated almost seamlessly into the established project team. Attendance is also always based on demand and can be coordinated unbureaucratically via short communication channels.

2. reliability

Vimotech integrates seamlessly into the development team. communicates changes within the company independently and discusses any issues that arise.

3. innovation

Because Vimotech works for several customers, Vimotech can draw on best-practice techniques, especially in PLC software development.

4. standard and documentation

We adapt seamlessly to the customer’s system and thus guarantee high software quality. This means that the customer’s technicians can also look after the machine during aftercare without the need for extensive training.

5. cost efficiency

We work quickly and cleanly. This saves time on the one hand and money on the other due to fewer hours and less rework.

Field report

Simulation for problem solving

Emmanuel was with us during the important start-up phase of the project and coordinated with our technicians. He was able to complete the preparation of the software to our satisfaction in half the time.

As a result, he was always available for consultation until the commissioning.

We didn’t notice much during commissioning as he took care of everything. The same applies to installation at the end customer’s premises.

In particular, his simulations, which he developed to identify problems, have provided us with valuable insights into the system. In any case, these findings will be incorporated into the design of future systems.

Thanks to his support, we were not only able to successfully complete a project with a very high level of customer satisfaction, but also improve our product.