CW BLOG

Digital Demos

CW's Digital Demos, explained

By: Jeff Sloan

In May 2020, CW is launching Digital Demos, a new on-demand product that provides composites industry suppliers a channel to introduce new products and technologies to the CW audience of designers and fabricators. This video briefly explains it.

Automotive

Material choices for the Corvette rear bumper beam

By: Peggy Malnati

From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.
#weaving #adhesives #outofautoclave

Markets

RAPM development with PtFS

By: Ginger Gardiner

Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
#autoclave #boeing #darpa

Manufacturing the complex geometry parts of RAPM

By: Ginger Gardiner

Boeing-led program explores simulation, tooling, preforming and molding approaches to lower composites part cost.
#specialreport #autoclave #boeing

Compression Molding

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM

By: Ginger Gardiner

Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
#autoclave #automation #boeing

Automotive

Curve in the road: First curved pultruded auto parts

By: Peggy Malnati

Thomas Technik + Innovation KG’s radius pultrusion process unlocks new possibilities for the automotive market and beyond.
#generalmotors #infrastructure #medical

Aerospace

Curved pultrusions enter production

By: Peggy Malnati

Corvette CFRP rear bumper beam is the auto industry’s first use of new technology.
#workinprogress #adhesives #generalmotors

What will the composites industry's post-pandemic future look like?

By: Jeff Sloan

We already have the tools needed to help us craft our future, even if we do not know yet how and where those tools might be deployed.
#editorial #windblades

Design & Tooling

Developing new solutions for noise, vibration and harshness

Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicle design.
#adhesives #iacmi #layup

Materials

Combination of automation, rigid foam core enable high-volume aircraft part production

By: Hannah Mason

A feasibility study demonstrates increased production capacity using Evonik foam core and automated manufacturing.
#airbus #autoclave #layup

Carbon Fibers

Tooling, precision enable composites in satellite subsystems

By: Scott Francis

Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.
#focusondesign #adhesives #aramidfiber

Materials

Continuing the sustainable composites conversation

By: Dale Brosius

Once the coronavirus pandemic ends, and a new “normal” begins, what will the conversation around sustainable composites and advanced materials sound like?
#sustainability #perspectives-and-provocations