Dive Technologies started by 3D printing prototypes of its composite autonomous underwater vehicles, but AM became the solution for customizable, toolless production.
New Unmatched Laser Solution to aid in Streamlining Component Assembly Processes Now precise positioning guidance on mobile tools is possible with Virtek's newest software, IRIS™ ActiveTrack.
California-based fabricator ACPT Inc. worked with machine suppliers to build an innovative semi-automated production line featuring an automated filament winder.
New Singapore-based plant will represent a 50% increase in global polyamide 11 capacity for Arkema. Production will begin the first half of 2022.
East China-based plant will support the growing demand for Betaforce TC and Betatech, Betaforce and Betamate adhesive technologies serving vehicle electrification and lightweighting applications.
Interface enables users to consider forming-induced fiber reorientation in the RTM simulation model for a more accurate representation of the flow domain.
With an additive machine that prints ULTEM, PEEK and PEKK thermoplastics, university researchers and students expect to take 3D printing to new heights, including printing a fully functional turbine and internal combustion engines.
Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).
Non-destructive handheld surface inspection device performs predictive analytics for zero-defect manufacturing in less than two seconds for any materials and part geometries in any direction.
Set-up free gripper handles multilayer-stacked components uses cameras, image processing and an integrated position sensor system for uninterrupted handling, automation and machining operations.
Durable and high-performing modular enclosure options provide environmental precision for measurement accuracy.
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"Future Materials" offers a collection of new materials, processes, and technologies gathered from a wide variety of sources including marine, aerospace, and automotive industries, plus some applied academic research and development.
Closed mold processes offer many advantages over open molding. This knowledge center details the basics of closed mold methods and the products and tools essential to producing a part correctly.
In the Automated Composites knowledge center, CGTech brings you vital information about all things automated composites, from the manufacturing processes to the vendors and necessary tools.
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Power outages caused by mid-February’s U.S. winter storms led to immediate shortages from Gulf Coast petrochemical companies. Fabricators continue to report shortages.
Optimize Manufacturing and Mechanical Performance with Air Release, Fiber Wetting and Coupling Additives
BYK will present a range of additives that achieve this for various thermoset resins and discuss the underlying mechanism and selection of these additives.
CW SPECIAL REPORTS
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.
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A range of standardized mechanical tests for complex composites are available and still under development for materials development, design and quality control requirements.
Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
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GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
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