Perfect surface structures by Fichtner & Schicht

Future of Shaping: Our precision erosion protection profiles and custom-made parts set industry standards, solidifying our leading market position. Trusted by global aviation leaders.

Fichtner & Schicht GmbH – Pioneering the Next Generation

Our expertise in crafting erosion protection profiles, featuring impeccable surface structures and precision manufacturing, is the cornerstone of our leading market position in aviation. Beyond producing 13,000+ profiles annually, our mastery in tool mold making shines, including custom laminating devices for large parts and innovative CRP/GRP molds with a nickel top coating. Esteemed international aviation companies are among our regular clients.

Technical Excellence with a Comprehensive Approach At our core lies electroforming with 30 high-performance baths. Each inquiry undergoes a meticulous feasibility study, with attention to every detail throughout the process. Our holistic approach ensures real cost savings, from model creation based on customer-specific CAD data to electroforming and manual machining, culminating in the delivery of finished parts or tools, ready for seamless integration into production facilities. We even provide on-site installation support for a smooth start to your production series.

Heading Towards Universal Solutions Successful collaboration means keeping a cool head during pivotal moments, finding solutions, and making swift decisions. Our company ethos revolves around fostering partnerships with our customers, built on trust, reliability, and unwavering loyalty.

Future of Vertical Flight

Electroforming plays a significant role on the future of vertical flight in several ways:

  1. Lightweight Component Production: Electroforming allows for the creation of lightweight, high-strength components, which is crucial in aviation, especially for vertical flight. Lighter components can contribute to improved fuel efficiency and overall performance of helicopters and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

  2. Complex Geometries: Electroforming can produce parts with intricate and complex geometries that may be difficult or costly to manufacture using traditional methods. This can lead to the development of more efficient and aerodynamic designs for rotor blades and other critical components in vertical flight.

  3. Customization: Electroforming enables the production of customized components tailored to specific aircraft designs and requirements. As the vertical flight industry continues to evolve with various VTOL aircraft designs, having the ability to create bespoke components becomes increasingly important.

  4. Reduced Production Costs: While electroforming may involve initial setup costs, it can lead to cost savings in the long run, especially for the production of large quantities of parts. As the vertical flight sector grows, cost-effective manufacturing methods will be crucial for the industry's sustainability.

  5. Improved Performance and Safety: The precision and consistency offered by electroforming can lead to components with higher performance and safety standards. This is vital for ensuring the reliability and safety of vertical flight operations.

As the industry continues to innovate and evolve, electroforming technology will likely play a crucial role in shaping the future of vertical flight.

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