A comprehensive collection of product announcements provided by companies.
Material testing equipment manufacturer Instron has introduced new precision manual wedge grips that are said to provide reliable gripping for a range of materials and repeatable alignment that meets Nadcap requirements.Increased fiber placement automation
MAG IAS has developed a new system that reduces automatic fiber placement system downtime by automatically exchanging cut/clamp/restart (CCR) units that need service for fresh units.Progressive failure analysis software
AlphaSTAR Corp. has launched the newest version of its multiscale progressive failure analysis suite, GENOA 5.Composites design software
Siemens PLM Software has updated its Fibersim software, which the company says can reduce design and analysis time by up to 80 percent and shorten some design-for-manufacturing processes by up to 50 percent.Programming, simulation for automated tape laying
CGTech has introduced new programming and simulation software for automated tape laying (ATL) machines.Unidirectional thermoplastic tapes
Barrday Inc. has extended its thermoplastic laminate technology to unidirectional thermoplastic tapes, targeting structural applications in the commercial aerospace, military/defense and industrial markets.Composites design/analysis software
Firehole Composites has released Helius:CompositePro version 4.2.More efficient mold temperature control
Mold temperature-control equipment manufacturer SINGLE Temperiertechnik GmbH has introduced EcoPlus, a label that marks improved and more efficient hydraulic, electric or thermal systems on the company’s machinery.Simulation package update
Altair Engineering has released HyperWorks 12.0, which offers new functions and end-user productivity advancements in product optimization, finite element modeling, multiphysics analysis, powertrain durability analysis, lightweight design and others...Carbon fiber composite repair prep kit
Dark Matter Composites has introduced an off-the-shelf Step Sanding Tool Kit for carbon fiber composite repairs.