Autocomposites: Impact shield protects 12-volt battery in severe crash

GMT protection buys time for offboarding emergency services call before battery shorts out.

Industry News

CSP VICTALL partners with JMC on first composite pickup box in China
The composite pickup box, developed by CSP VICTALL, will be featured on Jiangling Motors Corp.’s Yuhu 3 and Yuhu 5 pickup trucks.

LM Wind Power manufactures longest wind turbine blade
The 107-meter-long blade has been designed for GE’s Haliade-X 12-megawatt offshore wind turbine.

4M Carbon Fiber engages Lincoln International for acquisition program
The first step for 4M’s acquisition plans is to secure funding for the acquisition of a synergistic downstream carbon fiber user.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.

Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

April Issue
Composites use grows in agricultural equipment

Aerospace / ATL/AFP

Spar forming simplified
Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Automotive / CAD/CAM/FEA/Simulation

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.


Broetje-Automation enlarges AFP portfolio for serial composite production
The STAXX product line of automated fiber placement (AFP) machining centers is designed for both thermoplastic and thermoset composite applications.

Petro Lube Inc. introduces rhenus coolant for composites machining
Use of the special coolant during the machining process is said to enable up to 60% higher feed rates and produce up to four times more parts.

PostProcess Technologies launches new solution for SLA resin removal
PostProcess Technologies says the system is capable of performing complete resin removal on 3D-printed SLA parts consistently in 5-10 minutes.

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