Are you ready for Next-Gen Aerospace?
The commercial aerospace industry is poised for some exciting changes. As the industry prepares for a new round of major program launches, including a potential Boeing NMA (New Midsize Airplane), the question of where and how composites will be applied is on entire composites industry’s mind.
CW recently released a special edition, in collaboration with Additive Manufacturing and Modern Machine Shop, dedicated to the advanced materials and process that will likely play a role in Next-Gen Aerospace.
Topics include resin infusion of wing structures, resin transfer molding of door surrounds, advances in thermoplastic composites and more.
Check out a preview here:
Coming soon CW will release a CW Talks podcast dedicated to the topic, offering a summary of what the editorial team learned while conducting research for the issue. Stay tuned.
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
Applications aren't as demanding as airframe composites, but requirements are still exacting — passenger safety is key.
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here’s a guide to selection.