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Bosman manufactures high-quality components for the Ariane V rocket, including a critical heat shield and a TEG duct. In close collaboration with our partners Astrium EADS and GKN-Aerospace Sweden, super critical manufacturing processes are developed and implemented.

Around six launches take place each year, so the numbers are very low and this requires an optimum work procedure to prevent a repeat of the learning curve and to guarantee a consistently high quality and delivery reliability.

It is clearly a requisite for working in the space field to provide superior quality and high delivery reliability.

A number of the critical processes:
• Establishing the heat shield’s reflection value
• Hydro-forming to prevent excessive thinning during forming
• 100% 3D measurement including ultrasonic wall thickness measurement