CW BLOG

Glass Fibers

MAMBO tests the waters for 3D printing large marine structures

By: Hannah Mason

With its MAMBO boat, Moi Composites demonstrates use of its continuous fiber 3D printing technology for customized, automated production for the boating industry.
#continuousfiberAM

Composites index moderates lower after all-time high

By: Michael Guckes

Composite fabricators report slowing expansion in new orders, production, with gains made in supplier delivery and employment activity readings.
#economics

Markets

Evonik-led group targets epoxy SMC for EV battery housings

By: Jeff Sloan

Epoxy modified with an amine-based hardener is applied in a demonstrator EV battery housing. The result is a thermally and mechanically robust structure that offers scalability in a variety of e-mobility applications.
#electricvehicles #trends #sheetmoldingcompound

Digital Demos

Advanced engineering thermoplastic adhesive hybrid resin

By: Jeff Sloan

In this Digital Demo, L&L Products introduces T-Link, a new hybrid thermoplastic resin system, that does not require refrigeration or special handling and – being highly customizable – can be easily and quickly consolidated into a composite structure.

Markets

Episode 38: Alan Hiken, Kane Robotics

By: Jeff Sloan

Alan Hiken, COO of Kane Robotics, talks about historic, current and future composites use in aircraft fuselage structures and the role of automation in next-gen manufacturing environments.
#777x #787

Processes

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

By: Grace Nehls

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

BTG Labs launches Surface Analyst 5001

By: Grace Nehls

Non-destructive handheld surface inspection device performs predictive analytics for zero-defect manufacturing in less than two seconds for any materials and part geometries in any direction.
#ndi

Wickert multifunctional gripper improves automated workpiece handling

By: Grace Nehls

Set-up free gripper handles multilayer-stacked components uses cameras, image processing and an integrated position sensor system for uninterrupted handling, automation and machining operations.
#automation

Hemco pre-engineered modular enclosure meets CMM specifications

By: Grace Nehls

Durable and high-performing modular enclosure options provide environmental precision for measurement accuracy.

Digital Demos

Virtek Iris ActiveTrack: Bring Laser Projection Mobility To Your Tool

By: Jeff Sloan

New Unmatched Laser Solution to aid in Streamlining Component Assembly Processes Now precise positioning guidance on mobile tools is possible with Virtek's newest software, IRIS™ ActiveTrack.

Marine

Large-format 3D printing enables toolless, rapid production for AUVs

By: Hannah Mason

Dive Technologies started by 3D printing prototypes of its composite autonomous underwater vehicles, but AM became the solution for customizable, toolless production.
#discontinuousfiber

Processes

Hexagon, Authentise end-to-end software platform streamlines AM workflow

By: Grace Nehls

Solution integrates shop floor data with data intelligence to orchestrate consistent quality through concept to part for AM industrialization.
#automation #composites4_0