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CompositesWorld May 2021 issue
May 2021 | Digital Edition
FEATURE STORY

Increasing demand for composite driveshafts leads to automated production

California-based fabricator ACPT Inc. worked with machine suppliers to build an innovative semi-automated production line featuring an automated filament winder.
#workinprogress #automation

FEATURES

Curing

Composites as auto-body reinforcements

Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.
Epoxies

Design innovations improve efficiency of composite medical table

WIT-Composites' efforts to design a more effective all-composite surgical table led to development of complex components and an elastic carbon fiber material.


Materials

Wing of Tomorrow ribs: One-shot, thermoplastic, OOA consolidation

GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.


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