Aerospace

Boeing resumes 737 MAX production

After suspending production in January, Boeing says low-rate production has begun at its Renton, Wash., U.S. facility.

3dpbm offers 2020 advanced materials AM focus eBook

The fourth edition of their Focus AM eBook, the publication focuses on advanced materials including ceramics, high-performance polymers and more.

Toray introduces high tensile modulus carbon fiber and thermoplastic pellet

With a carbon fiber diameter of 7 microns, the Torayca T series balances cost performance with a high tensile modulus. 

 

Coriolis Composites and Edixia develop inline inspection for AFP

Video and discussion of how the sensor and software operate to boost composites productivity

Anomalies force Virgin Orbit to terminate LauncherOne test

Despite the termination, the test flight provided data necessary to make adjustments for future launches. 

Vertical Aerospace used Plyable to go from CAD to first flight in less than 90 days

Composite tooling specialist’s online portal, distributed manufacturing network and automated tool design helped optimize CFRP molding tools and timeline.

Changing composites paradigms in the wake of COVID-19

Efforts to locally and globally collaborate in order to address industry issues and stimulate innovation are becoming essential conversations during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Airbus A220 production hangar opens in U.S.

Airbus opens a new A220 final assembly line at its Mobile, Ala., U.S., location and begins assembly of the first A220 for JetBlue. 

GKN, Eviation collaborate on Alice all-electric aircraft

GKN Aerospace will be involved in the design and manufacture of the aircraft’s wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS).

Plant tour: Hexcel, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.

The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.

Virgin Galactic, NASA sign space agreement

The Space Act Agreement (SAA) represents a partnership between Virgin Galactic and NASA for the development of high-speed, and environmentally sustainable, aviation technology.

CFIP reinforces material with continuous carbon fibers post-process.

Continuous Fiber Injection Process (CFIP) technology works with additive manufacturing to strengthen plastics, metals and ceramics, creating complex-shaped-composites and high-strength joints.