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Published: 7/1/2018

Thriving aerospace pioneer builds business in the air and on land
Aerospace tier supplier Kanfit Ltd. is expanding, offering both composite and metal parts for applications in an expanding range of high-performance markets.

Published: 7/1/2018

High-performance composites in Israel
Four major manufacturers — diverse, yet with shared commitment — showcase global aerocomposites industry capacity and this region’s potential for future growth.

Published: 6/4/2018

How is tow spread?
ITA characterizes tow spreading processes and parameters as it develops new technology to speed production (100 m/min) and reduce width variation (<1mm).

Published: 3/29/2018

Thermoplastic composites: Past the tipping point?
The manufacturing world watched a decade ago as automatically placed thermoset composite tapes replaced aluminum in commercial airframes and made composites a household word in markets around the world. Has the time come for thermoplastic compo...

Published: 2/27/2018

Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2
Thermoplastic composite structures could eliminate the autoclave and fasteners, but will a one- or two-step process prevail?

Published: 1/29/2018

I want to say two words to you: “Thermoplastic tapes”
Thermoplastic tapes are not new to composites, but they soon will join the primary aerostructures material palette and could be their future.

Published: 1/29/2018

Thermoplastic composite demonstrators — EU roadmap for future airframes
There is a TPC development roadmap in Europe, supported by Airbus and a variety of aerospace consortia, and involving almost every major aerostructures supplier in Europe.

Published: 12/27/2017

Driving down costs: Technologies to follow in 2018
Cost drives most decisions about composites use, but most innovation now focuses beyond material cost.  

Published: 8/18/2017

CAMX 2017 preview: Mikrosam
Mikrosam (Prilep, Macedonia) is emphasizing automation equipment for fiber and tape placement, with multiple exchangeable heads.

Published: 7/28/2017

CAMX 2017 show preview
At North America’s premier composites conference and exhibition, the business at hand is definitely not business as usual.