Wind blades: Pi preforms increase shear web failure load
Easily coinfused structural joint increases ultimate strength and fatigue life, offering solutions for designers as blades get longer and move offshore.
Bio-composites update: Beyond eco-branding
No longer dependent only on their green credentials, some suppliers of bio-based fibers and resins are competing on price and performance.
Aiming infusion at the application
With so many process variables to play with, how do you know which new solutions that promise better, faster infusion are right for your application?
CompositesWorld Materials, Markets, Manufacturing agenda finalized
CompositesWorld's 2012 Materials, Markets, Manufacturing conference will be co-located with SAMPE Tech, Oct. 22-23 in Charleston, S.C., USA.
SPE ACCE 2011: Growing again
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ 11th conference on automotive composites fields a top slate of speakers and attracts its largest crowd.
PRSEUS preform for pressurized cabin walls
Over the next few years, NASA and The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) will build larger and more elaborate pressurized passenger cabin structures for future blended-wing airliners.
SAMPE 2011 Long Beach Product Showcase
Huge show, huge new product offerings … huge success.
SAERTEX selected to supply material for two Bombardier planes
SAERTEX will supply high-performance multi-axial and uni-directional non-crimp fabrics (NCFs) for the production of major primary structures for the new CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft.
SAERTEX expands North Carolina fabrics facility
Pointing to increased demand for composite parts and structures, SAERTEX will spend $6.5 million over the next three years to expand its fabrics manufacturing operations in Huntersville, N.C., USA.
Composites 2010 Product Showcase
The ACMA’s Las Vegas exhibition reflected an industry in recovery.
A400M cargo door: Out of the autoclave
This structural military airframe part is the largest made to date via the vacuum-assisted resin infusion process.
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
Team-built bus body bests all
OEM meets tight development schedule on superlight multipart molded shell to offset propulsion system weight in fuel cell-powered transit bus.
JEC Composites show produces flurry of composites news
Amber, Axson announce cooperation agreement; DSM, BÜFA launch two joint ventures; Hexcel will use Imperium ultrasonic cameras for NDI; Umeco reorganizes to create two primary business groups.
Fabric Forms Get Sophisticated
Closed molding applications and demand for greater design flexibility are driving fabric suppliers to create a variety of products that mix and match fibers, fiber forms, core and resin.
Autoclave Quality Outside The Autoclave?
Pioneers of out-of-autoclave processing in aerospace applications answer a qualified but enthusiastic Yes!
Fiberglass multiaxials reinforce their market share
Technological and market forces feed growing use of multiaxial nonwoven fiberglass fabrics and spur diversified product offerings.
Anisotropic wind blade design expected to reduce wind-energy costs
Deliberately unbalanced laminate produces smoother power input from adaptive wind blades
Racing Veteran Fine-tunes Classic Competitive Concept
Hand layup of reinforced epoxy yields hybrid luxury powerboat/offshore racer.
Carbon fiber/epoxy wheels developed to replace metal wheels on large freight trailers
Semi-trailers roll lighter with Prins Dokkum's carbon fiber Dynawheels.