Building a better tail boom
Out-of-autoclave carbon fiber/thermoplastic demonstrator is a 30 percent lighter drop-in replacement for an existing aluminum design.
JEC Europe 2013: Highlights from the show
Despite a rare snowstorm on the first day that kept some attendees and exhibitors away, the JEC Europe 2013 show in Paris March 12-14 offered the usual glimpse at emerging technology and trends in composites.
JEC Europe 2012 report
A big, busy show and a big variety of new developments boded well for the industry’s future.
Composite fuselage helps HondaJet upend biz-jet market
CFRP composites enable unitized structure with low-drag aerodynamics that transform aircraft performance and reduce cost.
Hexcel, Cytec financial reports point to ongoing recovery
Increased orders for composites-intensive commercial aircraft indicate that the aerospace market is rebounding.
Cytec to supply composite materials for Bombardier jet programs
Cytec's CYCOM 890, a liquid resin infusion system, will be used for the manufacture of structural elements of
Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft wing; other materials will be used in the Learjet 85.
Cytec, Mitsubishi Rayon to collaborate on aerospace-grade carbon fiber
Cytec Engineered Materials and Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. have entered into a strategic
business collaboration to advance carbon fiber reinforced composite
materials technology for aerospace applications.
Modular composites: A perfect fit in new medevac helicopter
Bell Helicopter's new manufacturing parardigm replaces sheet metal with composites in a modular "snap fit" design.
Cytec puts carbon fiber expansion on one-year hold
Cytec had announced in 2007 that it would
double its carbon fiber capacity by 2010 once its new facility in South
Carolina came online.
Market update: Carbon fiber producers confront supply/demand shift in weak economy
Production of P330 50k and 60k tow carbon fiber, set to begin in 2009, has been pushed back a year because of the global economic slowdown.
Thermoplastic composites: Inside story
Reinforced thermoplastics buy their way into structural aircraft interior components.
Supply and demand: Advanced fibers
Manufacturers of carbon and other advanced fibers respond to sustained composites industry growth with new fiber production capacity.
Bonding Technology: Thermosetting Structural Adhesives
A wealth of epoxies, polyurethanes and acrylics speed assembly and cut manufacturing cost in an ever-wider
range of composites applications.
Speaking Out: ACEE, the NASA program that almost didn't get composites on commercial jets
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