Aerospace Composites

Spirit AeroSystems opens new spoiler manufacturing facility

The Scotland-based facility will use advanced composites technology for high-volume production of spoilers for the Airbus A320 aircraft family.

ACMA announces keynote speakers for Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020

Keynotes from Boeing and Ford Motor Co. will discuss potential and progress for thermoplastic composites use in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator

Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .

People in Composites: February 2020

Solvay, SGL Carbon, Teijin, Gurit, Composites UK and American Colors Inc. announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey deadline extended to March 9

CompositesWorld has launched its second annual Top Shops survey, designed to assess and benchmark the quality and efficiency of composites fabrication facilities around the world.

JEC World 2020 postponed to May 12-14

Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and concerns about exhibitor and attendee safety drove the decision. JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade event. 

Strata outlines vision to expand aerospace manufacturing capabilities

The UAE-based aerostructures company plans to expand beyond traditional aerospace production.

Using mobile susceptors to innovate thermoplastic induction welding

IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.

DC dielectric sensors for industrial composites production

Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project

Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.

Rocket Launch awarded NASA contract for lunar CubeSat launch

The CAPSTONE CubeSat is scheduled for launch from Virginia, U.S. in 2021.