Why South Carolina? Why now?
CW guest columnist Tom Lemire (T.F. Lemire Consulting Inc., Irvine, CA, US), comments on the aerospace industry's current attraction to this particular spot on the US map and wonders if it's the beginning of a trend.
Moldmaker bypasses patterns for high-tech production catamarans
Direct-to-milled-tool process simplifies large deck mold development.
Multiaxial noncrimp fabric
SAERTEX USA LLC (Huntervsville, NC, US) announced at CAMX that it has entered the multiaxial noncrimp fabric (NCF) market with the addition of 3-D fabrics.
SAERTEX USA acquires Fiber Glass Industries equipment
SAERTEX USA has acquired Fiber Glass Industries' knitting equipment and nonwoven production capacity and will use it to focus on marine and industrial applications.
CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.
CAMX 2014 preview: SAERTEX USA
SAERTEX USA LLC (Huntersville, S.C.) is entering the multiaxial NCF market with the addition of 3-D fabrics.
SAERTEX announces 3D fabrics
The company offers 3D reinforcements in fabric and billet form.
VX Aerospace: Small company, big performance
Innovative design, OOA manufacturing and C-PLY laminate construction produce “big fabricator” aerostructures in fewer steps at low cost.
SAERTEX USA LLC adds 3-D fabrics to its product range
Weaving and fabrics specialist SAERTEX will produce orthogonal fabrics at high speed with zero crimp in the warp and weft fibers.
SAERTEX buys Devold unit of Hexagon
The German multiaxial maker pays 115 million (NOK) for the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, and will keep Devold as a parallel brand.
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.