Exploring the: CAD/CAM/FEA/Simulation Zone
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Bionic design: The future of lightweight structures
Biomimicry evolves into a systematic design process for optimizing efficient, lightweight structures.
The steadily growing list of IACMI resources
IACMI, the public-private composites consortium, is a little more than a year old and already has developed a strong collection of partnerships, facilities, equipment, software and material designed to help accelerate new technology development for ...
Digital twin, digital thread and composites
How the integration of machines, sensors and software is beginning to impact composites manufacturing.
Turning data into gold
The composites manufacturing environment is awash in data. It's possible to harvest that data and start predicting problems before they occur.
Modeling fabric materials for better parts
Multiaxial fabric maker Formax is involved in a multi-year endeavor to simulate the behavior of dry fabrics during the molding process.
Two visions of 3-D printing in CFRP
Freespace Composites and MarkForged pursue different paths to exploit carbon fiber in 3-D printing.
Pushing the limits of infusion
Polyworx BV used RTM-Worx, semipermeable membranes, a special feed and vacuum line layout and MMD machines to infuse a 62m minesweeper with degassed resin.
VIDEO: Helicopter Drop Test
NASA evaluates composites’ ability to improve helicopter crashworthiness by dropping a helicopter fuselage to simulate a severe survivable crash according to military and commercial transport requirements.