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Tooling technologies positioned for speed, control

Tooling is one of the most rapidly evolving segments of the composites industry, as new technologies and processes like 3D printing, OOA infusion, thermoplastic composites reshape how molds are made.

Industry News

NASA selects American companies for lunar landers, propulsion element NASA has announced the companies that will conduct research and build prototypes, and build the PPE spacecraft for its Artemis missions.

BlackBird partners with Bye Aerospace The two companies have announced a long-term partnership aimed at making flying more affordable than driving for trips up to 300 miles.

Web Industries' Seattle facility to speed delivery to Boeing, Toray The new production facility will produce precision-formatted composites for OEMs in the Pacific Northwest, including the Boeing 777X assembly plant.

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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.

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The potential of basalt fiber

Aerospace / Carbon Fiber

Fusing waterjet, laser for efficiency in CFRP/CMC machining

Laser MicroJet technology offers high accuracy and speed without heat issues, burring or replacement of cutting tools.

ATL/AFP / CAD/CAM/FEA/Simulation

Smarter, integrated data for ATL/AFP

More than helping to eliminate dry runs and costly errors, AFP/ATL software is beginning to benefit the whole product lifecycle through the interconnectedness of the digital thread.

Products

L&L Special Furnace introduces new catalog Included in the catalog are the company’s high-temperature furnaces, ovens, kilns, quench tanks and heat treating systems.

AXYZ redesigns Infinite CNC router The machine is designed for high-precision cutting of fiber reinforcements for a variety of end market applications. 

Airtech tape designed to secure cores during machining Corehold P-HA pressure sensitive tape is a core holding film designed to hold honeycomb core and other core materials during machining.

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