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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Sierra Nevada has two Dream Chaser vehicles in its fleet: the atmospheric engineering test article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle.Boeing purchases six ATL machine from MTorres CompositesWorld
The automated tape laying (ATL) machine will be installed at Boeing's Salt Lake City facility.DARPA pursuing new composite material and process CompositesWorld
DARPA’s Tailorable Feedstock and Forming (TFF) program is seeking a tailorable short-fiber composite feedstock that is stampable and moldable and yields aerospace-grade properties.Ascent Aerospace expands integration facility in Michigan CompositesWorld
The new site will support an expanding team and will allow co-location of the program management, systems engineering, aftermarket support and global supply chain resources.MTorres to provide automated fiber placement machines for Airbus CompositesWorld
All main A350 wing components, spars, stringers and skins will be manufactured using the company's automated fiber placement (AFP) technology.