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Video: Six-axis robotic arm 3D printing glass fiber composites

Atropos is a new six-axis robotic arm that was developed in collaboration with KUKA and Owens Corning.

Industry News

Porcher Industries to hire more than 400 new positions
Positions are being created at Porcher on a global level across each of its five business units: aerospace & defense, automotive, sport & leisure, building and industrial.

IACMI, Utah Advanced Materials Manufacturing Initiative sign MOU
The partnership will address specific focus areas such as technology research and development while expanding certain initiatives and programs for those in the composites manufacturing community.

Gurit acquires wind blade mold automation provider PH Windsolutions
Gurit intends to integrate the acquired business activities into its tooling business unit.

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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.

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April Issue
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Aerospace / CAMX

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

Carbon Fiber / Marine

Closing in on commercial-scale ocean-energy capture
Water-flow power pioneer preps to place major composites-enabled submersible tidal power generation system near energy-rich Bay of Fundy.

Products

Injection molding simulation, draping analysis combined
Moldex3D (Chupei City, Taiwan) has linked its 3D injection molding simulation software to Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC)'s (Livermore, CA, US) LS-DYNA draping analysis software for multicomponent molding simulation.

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