Exploring the: Prepregs Zone

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Published: 11/30/2015

Reducing manufacturing cost via RTM
Airbus Bremen aims to replace dozens of prepreg components and assembly operations with a unitized multispar composite flap molded in a one-shot process.

Published: 6/1/2015

Prepreg compression molding makes its commercial debut
Ultra-thin, preformed laminate designs enable CFRP decklid manufacture at lower-than-expected mass and at cycle times approaching mass-production speed.

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: 5/2/2013

In-house prepregging: Cost/benefit calculus
Scaled-down systems are flexible enough for R&D and production, but can they earn their keep?

Published: 3/31/2012

Formulation flexibility: Direct-SMC
Consortium applies inline-compounding technology to reinvent sheet molding compound.

Published: 3/31/2012

Spare wheel well: Functional integration
Gas-assist injection molding enables one-piece, one-shot thermoplastic composite/metal hybrid.

Published: 2/1/2012

SMC sandwich panels: Lean process opens doors
Patented process enables compression molding at lower pressures, saving capital equipment costs for panel fabrication.

Published: 1/2/2012

Redesigning for simplicity and economy
Military OEM makes the switch from sandwich construction to compression molding to optimize composite aerospace part.

Published: 6/1/2011

Thermoplastic composites: Sustainable transport
Cyclic PBT oligomers used to mold Class 8 semitrailer bed via vacuum-bag processing.

Published: 1/1/2011

GKN A350 spar program update
Automated fiber placement to replace established tape laying/drape forming process for the composite rear spars on the new midsize commercial passenger jet.