CW BLOG

Altair database center offers comprehensive material information

By: Grace Nehls

The Altair Material Database Center contain thousands of high-quality materials including polymers, metals and composites, directly connected to Altair’s and other major solvers.

Materials

Avient launches reSound R recycled content portfolios

By: Grace Nehls

Formerly PolyOne, Avient expands the range of sustainable solutions with its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), polyamide and polycarbonate portfolios.

Materials

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

By: Grace Nehls

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Thermoplastics

Bally Ribbon Mill develops advanced woven textile products

By: Grace Nehls

The company offers its woven E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials  to increase part functionality and utility for a variety of industries. 
#weaving

VisiConsult launches high-precision CT system

By: Grace Nehls

The modular device is a highly customizable system designed to precisely inspect a wide variety of test parts.

Digital Demos

Large-format additive manufacturing

By: Jeff Sloan

Thermwood presents its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system, designed to quickly fabricate large fiber-reinforced polymer structures for a variety of applications.

Markets

Veelo Technologies increases metallized nonwoven conductivity

By: Grace Nehls

Lowered resistivity from 5-10 mOHM to 3 mOHM with a 10% weight penalty improves conductivity of metallized nonwoven VeeloVEIL. 

The meaning of next-generation

By: Jeff Sloan

When the past becomes the present and the present becomes the future, the future starts looking a lot like the past. Got that?
#editorial

Design & Tooling

Braided preforms meet phase-change tooling

By: Hannah Mason

A program from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory adopts automated braiding and phase-change tooling for a complex geometry unmanned aircraft part.
#trends

Processes

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

By: Grace Nehls

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

Digital Demos

Mandrel solutions for trapped & complex geometry composites

By: Jeff Sloan

Smart Tooling explains how its shape memory polymer material can be used as a rigid layup mandrel, go through a cure process, elevated to elastic temperature, removed and reformed for re-use.
#layup

Materials

Moving forward on the Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator (MFFD)

By: Hannah Mason

Clean Sky 2’s MFFD program continues to move toward its goal of delivering a welded, thermoplastic composite fuselage demonstrator using next-generation manufacturing processes.
#cleansky #nextgenaerospace #feature