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Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)

CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

Industry News

GKN Aerospace continues as a key Gulfstream supplier
More than 20 years as a key supplier on all large- and ultra large-cabin programs.

Hexcel to supply composite materials for H160 helicopter
Hexcel’s composite materials will be used throughout the structure: fuselage, tail boom, tail rotor and main rotor blades.

Solvay, GKN Aerospace to cooperate on thermoplastic composites
The companies aim to accelerate the adoption of thermoplastic composites on aircraft, with Solvay becoming preferred material supplier to Fokker.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance helps demystify the process of Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

June Issue
Ceramic matrix composites: Hot engine solution

ATL/AFP / Automotive

Curved pultrusion? No longer an oxymoron
Radius-Pultrusion process offers linear or curved profiles.

Additive Manufacturing / Aerospace

Accelerating materials insertion: Where do virtual allowables fit?
In the quest to reduce the time and cost for aerocomposite design allowables development, will conventional physical testing and virtual testing go head-to-head or work side-by-side?

Products

Stoner introduces water-based mold release
Stoner Molding Solutions (Quarryville, PA, US) has announced the development of Honey Wax Hydro Speed, a water-based mold release that is non-flammable and non-hazardous.

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