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Published: 10/10/2011

GKN wins $850 million follow-on contract with Boeing
GKN composites and metal work for Boeing Defense Space and Security involves C-17, F/A-18D/F Super Hornet, F/A-18EA/18G Growler attack aircraft and the F-15D Eagle multi-role strike fighter.

Published: 9/23/2011

NASA picks Boeing for composite tank tests
Boeing will design, manufacture and test two lightweight composite cryogenic propellant tanks to develop technology that could be applied to future NASA missions, including human space exploration.

Published: 8/29/2011

News Briefs: Aug. 30, 2011
EHA becomes EHA Composite Machinery GmbH; Gurit earns ISO/TS 16949:2009 certification; C. A. Litzler joins AFMA.

Published: 8/8/2011

Web Industries launches composites automation center
Web Industries' Composites Automation Development Center will help customers test new and emerging carbon fiber composite materials for qualification and use in automated fiber placement.

Published: 5/19/2011

MAG IAS acquires Forest-Liné
In a surprise move, machine tool specialist MAG has acquired French machine tool and automated fiber/tape placement company Forest Linè.

Published: 5/5/2011

ATK wins $110 million F-35 composites contract
ATK will use hand layup to manufacture upper fixed aft skins for the carrier variant and short-take off/vertical landing variant, upper access covers on the CV and conventional take-off and landing variant, and the upper access center covers for the...

Published: 4/5/2011

JEC Composites 2011: Show highlights
Skies outside were gray but the atmosphere inside was all sunshine at the 2011 JEC Composites Show in Paris. Held March 29-31 at the Paris Expo in Porte de Versailles, the event’s upbeat buzz reflected the current upward trend in the composites indu...

Published: 3/3/2011

Thermoplastic composites on tap for the A30X, new process in testing
French research group Technocampus EMC2, working with EADS and Coriolis, has developed a fiber placement system for the manufacture of a demonstration composite panel for the fuselage on a next-generation A320.

Published: 2/15/2011

ATK orders two new AFP machines for F-35
MAG Industrial Automation Systems has sold two VIPER 6000 automated fiber placement machines to ATK for use at ATK's Clearfield, Utah, USA, facility to produce wingskins for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fiber.

Published: 1/17/2011

Bombardier picks Coriolis to supply fiber placement systems
The Coriolis automated fiber placement robots will manufacture composite parts for Bombardier's CSeries aircraft aft fuselage.