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Published: 6/1/2015

Out-of-autoclave processing: <1% void content?
Research sheds light on air and air-bubble behavior in OOA aerospace prepregs.

Published: 5/14/2015

Optimizing composite aerostructures production
Israel Aerospace Industries ramps production while reducing costs and improving quality thanks to integrated optimization software.

Published: 4/30/2015

Thermoplastic composites “clip” time, labor on small but crucial parts
Preconsolidated carbon fiber/PPS and PEEK and automated thermoforming enable six-figure production of connectors for the Airbus A350 XWB.

Published: 4/1/2015

PRSEUS update: Hybrid wing body passenger cabin takes shape
NASA calls on composites to enable a paradigm shift in future aircraft aerodynamics.

Published: 2/1/2015

New aerocomposites niche: Helicopter transmission gears?
A NASA study shows that steel/composite hybrid gears save significant weight, and could mitigate vibration-related noise.

Published: 1/6/2015

Benzoxazines for OOA tooling
Can infusible formulations of this newer resin system produce aerospace-capable tools?

Published: 1/6/2015

Sub-8-minute cycle times on carbon/epoxy prepreg
Globe’s Generation 2 RapidClave system passes another out-of-autoclave milestone.

Published: 11/1/2014

Spread-tow technology takes off
New, ultralight-areal-weight prepreg tapes form the thin-ply laminates will enable Solar Impulse 2’s sun-powered flight around the world.

Published: 9/1/2014

Automating the CH-53K’s composite flexbeams
Accudyne doubles the part production rate and eliminates layup errors through stepwise automation of this primary structure’s complex hand layup process.

Published: 9/1/2014

Resin infusion produces autoclave-capable tools for Scorpion jet
Leading Edge Aerospace designs and builds cost-effective prototype tools for maverick military aircraft concept.