CRG, Inc. began collaboration with Spirit Aerosystems, Inc. in 2005 to develop tooling technology for manufacturing complex composite aircraft structures. The two companies worked to develop and scale up CRG’s existing Smart Mandrels® technology for use in the airline industry.
The tooling work transitioned to CRG’s new subsidiary, Spintech, LLC, in 2010, and has since continued under Spintech’s Smart Tooling division. Spirit’s version of the technology, called Inflexion™, will significantly reduce the cost and production time of complex composite aircraft parts.
Spirit Aerosystems’ official press release regarding this partnership can be viewed here.