CAMX 2018 preview: Janicki Industries
Appears in Print as: 'Fly-away carbon fiber composites for aerospace'
Janicki Industries (Sedro-Woolley, WA, US) is emphasizing its ability to manufacture carbon fiber fly-away parts, tooling and prototypes for aerospace applications. Its JBXA prepreg cloth is offered in multiple configurations to match program needs. The cloth is pliable and designed to form complex shapes such as airfoils, fairings and control surfaces. It is durable, cures in an autoclave at 360°F, retains vacuum integrity after more than 100 cycles and enables long out times to accommodate large laminates. Booth T48.
The composite wing leading edge on Boeing’s Dreamliner features an integrated heating element that incorporates a sprayed metal conductive layer within the laminate stack.
Tried-and-true materials thrive, but new approaches and new forms designed to process faster are entering the marketplace.
There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.