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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Carbon fiber manufacturer Hexcel takes a stake in multiaxial fabrics manufacturer Formax to advance its knitting technology for aerospace applications and to provide scale for growing industrial markets.Pratt & Whitney Canada to invest $1 billion in R&D over five years CompositesWorld
Latest programs include cutting-edge materials such as composites and advanced alloys to improve engine weight.