Step Six – Completed single piece monolithic structure

The process could change how composite structures are manufactured because the biggest problem until now has always been the seam. Composite is basically plastic and carbon fiber and bolts can crush the fabric. Also, every time an aircraft flies, the low outside pressure and the higher inside pressure can make the fasteners leak. Most aerospace companies just keep making bigger and bigger composite pieces and bolting them together. No one before has thought to make a large, monolithic structure all in one shot.