PREPREGS

Aerospace

Meggitt recognizes Renegade Materials with Quality Performance Award

Renegade Materials was honored as a key supplier, providing high-service temperature prepreg materials for Meggitt’s advanced composite aerospace applications.
#adhesives

ATL/AFP

Evolving AFP for the next generation

‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.
#layup #airbus #boeing

Thermoplastics

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights

The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.
#nextgenaerospace #peek #layup

Prepregs

Airtech prepreg enables OOA cure, extends storage life

Airtech’s out-of-autoclave (OOA) beta prepreg is a benzoxazine composite tooling system that can be cured out-of-autoclave or in the autoclave.
#autoclave #outofautoclave

Thermoplastics

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements

Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.
#pei #trends #peek

Prepregs

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel

The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.
#workinprogress #boeing #braiding

Carbon Fibers

Spirit AeroSystems invests in qualification program with Toray prepreg

The world’s largest aerospace tier supplier seizes the opportunity to develop its own allowables for a carbon fiber prepreg, setting an important precedent.
#feature #airbus #boeing

Fabrics/Preforms

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon

Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.
#airbus #spreadtow #facc

Testing

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France

Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.
#a350 #airbus #autoclave

Defense

Lockheed Martin selects iBASEt digital manufacturing solution

The digital manufacturing suite will be used for tracking prepreg out time on Lockheed Martin’s defense aircraft applications, among other manufacturing operations.
#layup #lockheedmartin