SME: COMPOSITES Manufacturing 2013 colocates with AERODEF
Billed as "By Manufacturers. For Manufacturers," The Society of Manufacturing Engineers defense-related exhibitions were held side-by-side this year at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Ingersoll expands its footprint with a new customer center
The company's Customer Support Center is located near Munich.
Ingersoll, Lockheed Martin to cooperate on fiber placement software
Funding help from Lockheed Martin will allow Ingersoll to develop CPS2, machine-independent software for the programming of automated fiber placement equipment for composites manufacturing.
Goodrich installs third Ingersoll fiber placement machine
The Ingersoll Machine Tool Mongoose automated fiber placement system will be installed at Goodrich's Riverside, Calif., USA, facility where it will produce composite engine nacelle components for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 XWB.
SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.
Status update on composites automation
Consultant Carroll Grant reviews progress made in recent years toward greater variety in automated composites processing machine sizes configurations and capabilities.
Addressing the cost of aerospace composites
In the aerospace composites industry’s history, millions of research and development (R&D) dollars have been spent addressing cost.
SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.
Machine tool makers bid for alternative energy composites business
The recent surge in U.S. wind energy development has prompted two U.S.-based manufacturers of automated machine tools to make significant developmental and strategic marketing decisions.
Ingersoll to build wind blade demonstrator
With help from a $5 million grant, Ingersoll will invest more than $12 million to build an automated wind blade demonstrator based on the company's composite fiber placement technology.
Machining carbon composites: Risky business
As composites take a larger part (and form larger parts) in the aerospace structures sector, it’s not just a make-it-or-break-it proposition.
Ingersoll wins best supplier award for 787 fuselage work
Alenia gave the award to Ingersoll for automated fiber placement technology it provided for fuselage manufacture for the 787 Dreamliner.
Automating wind blade manufacture
Recent technology announcements portend a new era of more efficient blade production.
WINDPOWER: Blade manufacture begins migration to automation
At WINDPOWER 2009, signs that machinery manufacturers have heard and heeded the cry for greater automation, more consistent quality and faster production in wind blade manufacturing.
COMPOSITESWORLD Expo 2008 Showcase
The inaugural COMPOSITESWORLD Expo Conference and Exhibition draws participants from all segmentsof the industry, including many new faces.
ATL and AFP: Defining the megatrends in composite aerostructures
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement technologies take a key enabling role in production of today’s — and tomorrow’s — composite-airframed commercial jets.
JEC COMPOSITES 2008 show review
Composites professionals converged on this annual Parisian gathering in greater numbers than ever before, confident that the market’s global growth will continue.
Managing multi-axis manufacturing
Much early computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery served short-run military and space programs where cost per part was too high to be acceptable in the manufacture of commercial aircraft. Now, Automated CNC machinery moves toward volume production and part-specific design.
An update on composite tanks for cryogens
More automation, improved materials bring composite fuel tanks for space applications closer to reality.
Fiber placement machines
A family of production-ready advanced fiber placement machines has been introduced by Ingersoll Machine Tools (Rockford, Ill.). The largest machines are capable of laying up one-piece barrel fuselage sections with a diameter up to 8m/26 ft, in lengths as great as 20m/66 ft. In smaller formats, the machines can be used
Fiber Placement The Centerpiece Of NCAM
Cryogenic composites just one facet of Lockheed Martins National Center for Advanced Manufacturing.