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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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.