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Published: 3/16/2020

Strata automates Airbus A350 inboard flap production line
With two MTorres automated tape laying (ATL) machines, the UAE-based aerostructures manufacturer plans to reduce processing times for aircraft components.

Published: 3/2/2020

Albany Engineered Composites qualified to build F-35 skins
Albany, already a fabricator of more than 200 parts for the F-35, is now producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) Lightning II fighter jet.

Published: 2/21/2020

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project
Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.

Published: 2/14/2020

Mikrosam to supply ATP machine for UD-CCM research
Initial University of Delaware studies conducted with the automated tape placement (ATP) machine will evaluate placement of thin ply materials to support current projects with NASA.

Published: 2/11/2020

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator
CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms

Published: 2/4/2020

Conbility tape placement head installed at University of Limerick
The PrePro 3D system combines laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement with IR-assisted thermoset prepreg placement.

Published: 1/31/2020

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards
JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.

Published: 1/31/2020

Cevotec, Fuji sign exclusive sales partnership for Japan and Thai markets
Japan-based Fuji Industries has exclusive rights to sell Cevotec products in the region, including Fiber Patch Placement composites automation technology.

Published: 1/24/2020

AVK invites submissions for Innovation Award 2020 candidates
Award categories include innovative composite applications, processes or research. The application deadline is March 31.

Published: 1/17/2020

Cevotec scales up Fiber Patch Placement technology for large aerostructures
The SAMBA Step L automated fiber placement system can place patches of material up to 50 times larger than previous FPP systems.