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Published: 6/21/2017

Covestro to provide materials to “Sonnenwagen Aachen” team for solar race
The material manufacturer supports the development of a solar-powered electric car with material donations, technical service and as a gold sponsor.

Published: 6/20/2017

2017 Paris Air Show is good for composites
There is definitely a lot going on this week at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airfield. Much of it relates to composites. Here’s a brief rundown.

Published: 6/7/2017

A new paradigm in airframe construction?
MTorres, a major supplier of automated manufacturing equipment for composites, has revealed a new way to manufacture airframe structure using composites.

Published: 5/25/2017

Video: News from SAMPE 2017
Video highlights from SAMPE 2017 in Seattle.

Published: 5/23/2017

Automated Preforming — Glide Forming
Flat layups are shaped into stringers with different cross-sections, lengths, thicknesses and curvatures using a single machine at rates up to 10 mm/s.

Published: 4/21/2017

3D printed tools are in production at Dassault Falcon Jet
The trend of employing polymeric additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing for composite tooling is growing.

Published: 4/11/2017

The next generation of ceramic matrix composites
New developments in the search for higher-temperature and more damage-tolerant CMCs.

Published: 3/24/2017

JEC 2017 – Aiming for Industrialization
The exhibit floor in Paris reflected composites’ move toward high-rate and high-volume production.

Published: 3/23/2017

InFactory Solutions qualifies AFP sensor on MTorres equipment with Airbus
Airbus spin-off supplying Industry 4.0 systems for composites completes first qualification and discusses future developments for defect position visualization.

Published: 3/6/2017

Exclusive preview of SAMBA preforming demo
Cevotec unveils its Artist Studio software and automated SAMBA preforming cell at JEC World 2017.