An innovative flexible device will be designed and manufactured to allow structural bonding of a SAT composite wingbox.
The device will be used to join the inner ribs and the lower panel to the upper panel where are already cocured 3 Spar.
To allow the control of an effective bonding a SHM system based on fiber optic sensors will be incorporated into the bonding line.


The final aim of the project is the manufacturing of a Tool (JIG) for the bonding of a complete wing

  • Funding ProgrammeJTI-CS2-2018-CFP08-AIR-02-61 Development and Optimization of Bonding Assembly Technology for a Composite Material Wingbox
  • DateMar 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2021
  • Topic ManagerIAI

CDR completed

The Demonstrator has been manufactured


The Demonstrator has been manufactured and delivered to the Topic Manager IAI – Israel Aerospace Industries

The WIBOND Consortium

WIBOND consortium parties are well balanced and complete each other of competences and expertise.

Protom has developed an extensive experience in design & project management. It has developed an extensive know-how in aerospace strictures & system, being able to carry on the entire process from the overall design of a product or sub-assembly to the specific design of detail parts.

Year after year the Company has grown, developing in technology, resources and competencies in order to furnish integrated products and services.

The company is a reference in Italy for precision machining, interested not only in excelling in the sector, but also in keeping alive the Made in Italy

Operating in the aeronautical sector since 1989, the Company is able to manage all the phases of project, industialization, production and assembly of complex aeronautical structures. The core business consists mainly of large assemblies, as well as the production of rolled or machined metal components and glass fibre composite materials.

Metitalia is an aeronautical company, starting with mechanical engineering, investing year after year in the growth and development of skills, technologies and know-how.

The Wibond project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 832008

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