Those in the composites industry will now find trusted brand names and products they love from Ashland under the new INEOS Composites umbrella. Here’s what they can find.
With an all-carbon fiber airframe, the aircraft offers several internal and external features for improved space, luxury, safety and efficiency.
Denmark-based Fiberline says this transaction is its largest carbon fiber profile contract in the wind industry to date.
The partnership brings Croatia-based Compa Repairs closer to establishing its ship repair service network globally.
The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.
The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment.
Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
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Addcomposites has completed remote installation of AFP-XS for Regional Institute of Advanced Materials (IRMA) in France.
TU Dresden and C3 – Carbon Concrete Composite demonstrator aims to reduce concrete material use by 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%; Hitexbau touts high-volume automated production for carbon fiber textile grids.
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Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, is retiring on July 1, 2020. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan talks to Gregg about his tenure at SAMPE, changes he led and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the trade show and conference business — including SAMPE’s.
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Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.
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This is an online sidebar for the July 2020 article, “Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms”. When I first discussed these concepts in 2016, they were still somewhat nascent in composites.
Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
DLR Center for Lightweight Production Technology has developed an AI-equipped work cell where collaborative robots can switch from producing composite rear pressure bulkheads to fuselage panels without requiring reprogramming or retraining.
The 2019 final review demonstrated integration of an automated CFRP process chain: AFP inline inspection and rework, cure and resin flow sensors, part performance prediction and a decision support tool for line operators.
Sensors, IoT platforms, data analytics — the tools for more intelligent, efficient manufacturing abound, but where to start is actually much simpler.