Zone: Aerospace Composites
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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.


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Aviation Outlook: Composites in General Aviation 2011-2020

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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Move over honeycomb, thermoplastic sandwich is commercialized as DYNATECH CompositesWorld

PEI foam core/skin sandwich panels claim to save up to 40 percent weight and 30 percent cost in rail and aircraft interiors vs. honeycomb.

Tecnatom delivers advanced robotic NDT system to Korea Aerospace Industries CompositesWorld

Latest Korean installation includes twin robot ultrasonic inspection, automatic changer modules and laser capability.

Vanguard nets spacecraft contracts CompositesWorld

California-based Vanguard Space Technologies has been awarded two contracts to provide hardware for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Boeing vs. Airbus: No winner yet in war of aerospace titans CompositesWorld

In 2013, the rivals run neck-and-neck in commercial aircraft market.

IHI to make aero engine parts with Surface Generation technology CompositesWorld

Japan-based IHI Corp. will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) tooling process to create carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite jet engine parts.

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