CW BLOG

Materials

Hexcel materials, distribution partner selected for Gunboat 68 yacht

By: Hannah Mason

A range of Hexcel HiMax carbon fiber multiaxials and PrimeTex spread tow woven fabrics enhance an all-carbon-fiber luxury catamaran.
#spreadtow #weaving #outofautoclave

Markets

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

By: Ginger Gardiner

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#cuttingtools #layup #application

Construction

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

By: Ginger Gardiner

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
#airbus #composites4_0 #discontinuousfiber

Design & Tooling

Download the Tooling Content Collection

Presented by Composites One, this downloadable collection compiles our top stories on innovations in composite tooling, from new materials to design software and more.

Markets

Composite Advantage ships FRP camels to U.S. Naval base in Guam

By: Hannah Mason

Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer flotation structures solve infrastructure maintenance issues for a U.S. Navy base.
#infrastructure #trends #marketing

Markets

Clean Sky project targets multifunctional composites for electric aircraft

By: Jeff Sloan

All-electric commercial aircraft will require a lot of power. Multifunctional composite structures might provide a power-storage medium. 
#sustainability #nextgenaerospace #cleansky

Wind/Energy

Developing new solutions to multimaterial joining

Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in multimaterial joining for the wind and automotive sectors.
#iacmi #sustainability #adhesives

Hi-Temp Resins

Composites in the race to space

By: Scott Francis

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
#lockheedmartin #aramidfiber #autoclave

Materials

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 1: Feedstock

By: Ginger Gardiner

Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.
#layup #outofautoclave #cuttingtools

Reinforcements

Carbon fiber tapes enhance performance of cross-country skis

By: Hannah Mason

A ski manufacturer uses Hexcel dry carbon fiber tapes to increase cross-country ski performance, manufacturing efficiency and surface finish.
#application #outofautoclave #weaving

Aerospace

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

By: Ginger Gardiner

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#autoclave #layup #composites4_0

Design & Tooling

The Single Cantilever Beam test for sandwich composites

By: Daniel Adams

After several years of research and development, the Single Cantilever Beam test method is in the process of standardization within ASTM's Committee D30 on Composites.
#design-and-testing #adhesives