Slit tape education, management, processing guide

Flexible materials converter Web Industries has published an e-book titled, "Composite Slit Tape Processing: A Critical Link in the Aerospace Supply Chain."

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Flexible materials converter Web Industries (Marlborough, Mass., USA) has published an e-book titled, "Composite Slit Tape Processing: A Critical Link in the Aerospace Supply Chain." This 12-page guide highlights the increased use of carbon fiber composites in major structures on the Boeing 787 and the forthcoming Airbus A350 XWB, noting in particular the advantages conveyed by unidirectional carbon fiber/epoxy composite slit tape, which is used by automated fiber placement systems to build aircraft components. The guide emphasizes the importance of precision and consistent quality in slit tape manufacturing, in the process addressing quality specifications, material management, quality management, lot traceability, tolerances, manufacturing process control and manufacturing environment requirements. Click here to download the guide.