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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United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Blue Origin will jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. Full-scale testing will begin in 2016, followed by first flight in 2019.Evonik to build ROHACELL foam core plant in Shanghai CompositesWorld
The Shanghai, China, facility will be Evonik's third to produce ROHACELL polymethacrylimide structural foam and will produce core material primarily for Chinese aerospace applications.Ultrasound evaluation of prepreg impregnation levels CompositesWorld
The Ultran Group has developed non-contact ultrasound (NCU) that can accurately assess prepreg level of impregnation (LOI) with implications for out-of-autoclave processing, inline quality control and even automated tape laying.Boeing, SpaceX picked to develop crewed spacecraft for NASA CompositesWorld
Boeing will get $4.2 billion and SpaceX $2.6 billion to develop spacecraft transport U.S. crews to and from the International Space Station.Bombardier resumes CSeries flight testing CompositesWorld
The CSeries 100- to 149-seat commercial airliner resumed flight testing following an on-ground engine fire in May that forced Bombardier to ground the plane.