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Aluminium Lightning Protection for Composite Aircraft

The Welding Institute (TWI) worked with AVIC Composites Corporation (ACC) to develop a Lightning Strike Protection (LSP) system for composite aircraft. ACC approached TWI as it has significant experience in developing thermal spray aluminium (TSA) coating technology for the protection of polymer composite aerospace structures from lightning strike. As a result, TWI developed a well-defined thermal spray coating procedure for the application of LSP coating systems on carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) aircraft.

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