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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The Society’s reconfigured Spring advanced materials event in Seattle, Wash., attracts speakers, exhibitors and attendees in large numbers and international dimensions.The Outlook for Thermoplastics in Aerospace Composites, 2014-2023 CompositesWorld
Capable of volume prodcution, thermoplastic composites will gain new market share in the aerospace industry.Automating the CH-53K’s composite flexbeams CompositesWorld
Accudyne doubles the part production rate and eliminates layup errors through stepwise automation of this primary structure’s complex hand layup process.Resin infusion produces autoclave-capable tools for Scorpion jet CompositesWorld
Leading Edge Aerospace designs and builds cost-effective prototype tools for maverick military aircraft concept.Farnborough 2014 Airshow Report CompositesWorld
No longer a novelty at aerospace trade events, composites nevertheless faced competition from conventional materials at this year’s event.