The aerospace market is one of the largest and arguably the most important to the composites industry. Commercial aircraft, military craft, helicopters, business jets, general aviation aircraft and space craft all make substantial use of composites, both inside and outside.
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
As the general aviation (GA) segment emerges from the recessionary storm clouds, GA manufacturers and the composites supply chain that supports them should see sunny days … with some clouds and a chance of rain.
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A broader portfolio of Dow solutions will be utilized for Aston Martin production models and race cars.Taking the hand out of hand layup CompositesWorld
Hand layup has a long history in aerospace composites fabrication, but it's not well suited for automotive composites manufacturing, where volumes are much higher. But the discrete placement of fiber reinforcements still has value. Research is pointing toward automated hand layup that might help this process bridge the aerospace-to-automotive divide.Massive Stratolaunch nears completion CompositesWorld
Paul Allen's Vulcan Aerospace is working with Scaled Composites to build the largest aircraft yet made, and it uses a lot of composites. The plane, it is hoped, will deliver satellites into low-Earth orbit — affordably and efficiently.SAMPE Europe Conference & Exhibition to take place in Belgium CompositesWorld
The program consists of a broad range of lectures with the focus on advanced processing and materials engineering.North Thin Ply Technology opens new Polish production plant CompositesWorld
The Zory facility is now fully operational and will supply NTPT's complete portfolio of products.