CAMX 2018 preview: Abaris Training Resources
Appears in Print as: 'Composites manufacturing and repair training services'
Abaris Training Resources Inc. (Reno, NV, US) is featuring its composites manufacturing and repair training services. Abaris recently relocated its Griffin, GA, US, operation to the Composite Prototyping Center’s (CPC) 25,000-ft2 facility on Long Island, NY, US, to enable expansion of the company’s curriculum. At CAMX, Abaris’ Lou Dorworth is presenting a pre-conference tutorial on Monday, Oct. 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m., titled “Enabling Technologies for Bonding and Joining Composites.” He will highlight various composite joining and bonding methods and techniques currently employed in the industry. Many Abaris Training partners and associates will also be located nearby on the exhibit show floor to answer questions about such products as repair equipment, vacuum bagging materials, additive manufacturing, tooling, laser projection, resins, fibers, prepregs, thermoplastics, and other associated material and process solutions. Booth R48.
Designers envision aircraft components that do more than bear structural loads, but must first confront great complexities to actualize greater functional efficiency.
Hand layup has a long history in aerospace composites fabrication, but it's not well suited for automotive composites manufacturing, where volumes are much higher. But the discrete placement of fiber reinforcements still has value. Research is pointing toward automated hand layup that might help this process bridge the aerospace-to-automotive divide.
Boeing and Airbus each is generating as much as a 1 million lb of cured and uncured carbon fiber prepreg waste each year from 787 and A350 XWB production. If you include the entire supply chain for these planes, the total is closer to 4 million lb/year. And with the automotive industry poised to consume (and waste) more carbon fiber than ever, recycling of composite materials has become an absolute necessity. The technology is there, but the markets are not. Yet.