Automation specialist Autonational Composites BV (IJIst, The Netherlands) is exhibiting at CAMX for the first time and featuring its ability to develop, engineer and build high-quality filament winding equipment designed for lab scale and small series production. The company also provides integration into automated manufacturing and production systems for aerospace, automotive, infrastructure and industrial applications. Products include hydrogen tanks, compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks, automotive drive shafts, prop and actuator shafts and fuel lines. Autonational Group will have scale models on exhibit at CAMX, as well as some sample products.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.