Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, WA, US) will showcase ongoing advances in effectively accelerating and automating composite parts manufacturing. Using almost 100 years of custom machinery design-build experience, Globe offers customer-focused solutions to production efficiency, cost-control and material-handling problems. RapidClave curing systems from Globe allow parts-makers to attain autoclave-quality thermoset resin cures in minutes instead of hours. New concepts in unidirectional thermoplastic composite tape layup, and processing of tailored blanks, offer successful 1-minute part cycle times for automotive part workcells.
Editor PickPlant tour: Aeris Energy, Caucaia, Brazil
In Northeast Brazil, wind blade manufacturer Aeris Energy is laser-focused on serving the domestic energy market, but it's poised to expand to serve the entire world. In the process, it has developed operations and a workforce that makes it a standout in the region.