Prepreg is the industry abbreviation for a fabric, usually carbon fiber and occasionally glass fiber, that is pre-impregnated with a resin matrix material. Prepreg is typically laid in a mold and then heated under vacuum to cure the impregnated resin and create the final part.
EADS Innovation Works pursues qualification of Braided Frames for the A350-1000 fuselage and develops Fiber Patch Preforming for complex local reinforcements.
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Airtech International Inc. (Huntington Beach, CA, US) has introduced Airsweep R2, a composite laminating tool for placement of prepregs and fabrics onto molds.Composites recycling becomes a necessity CompositesWorld
Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the automotive industry poised to consume (and waste) more carbon fiber than ever, recycling of composite materials has become an absolute necessity. The technology is there, but the markets are not. Yet.North Thin Ply Technology adds new prepreg production equipment CompositesWorld
The new machine dedicated to high-volume prepreg production has been successfully installed in NTPT’s new plant in Zory, Poland.Digital twin, digital thread and composites CompositesWorld
How the integration of machines, sensors and software is beginning to impact composites manufacturing.UK boatbuilder uses composites to innovate multihull performance CompositesWorld
Multimarine Composites boosts racing/cruising performance while also enabling unassisted operation for para- and quadriplegic sailors.