Aerospace Composites

Radius Engineering workcell enables composite flare housings for F-35

New flare housing manufacturing facility will utilize RTM workcell from Radius Engineering to manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft’s countermeasure flares.

Boeing's Starliner completes pad abort test for commercial crew

Tests were completed at Launch Complex 32 at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The first orbital flight tests are scheduled for next month.

MS-21 completes third flight test for EASA certification

Single-aisle jetliner with first out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.

Daher completes acquisition of Quest Aircraft Co.

The acquisition of the U.S.-based company extends Daher’s North American operations, adding assembly of the Kodiak utility airplane to its portfolio.

Kaman extends MRO services to aftermarket, continues partnership with Winglet Technology

Kaman Composites Wichita has extended its composite repair capabilities to aftermarket, and it will continue manufacture of winglet systems for Winglet Technology LLC.

CW Top Shops: Meaningful data for composites fabricators

The amount of data produced by manufacturing facilities is increasing exponentially. CW Top Shops' inaugural benchmarking  survey helps contextualize some of that data.

Spirit AeroSystems to acquire select assets of Bombardier aerostructures, aftermarket businesses

The deal, expected to close the first half of 2020, includes Bombardier facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Casablanca, Morocco; and Dallas, Texas, U.S.

CW's Carbon Fiber conference just weeks away

Carbon Fiber 2019 will be held Nov. 19-21 in Knoxville, Tenn., U.S. and is the authoritative source for the latest on technical and business trends shaping fabrication of carbon fiber composite parts and structures. 

Modular, mobile, multiple robotics poised to change the AFP/ATL paradigm

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is working on two multi-robot automated fiber and tape placement technologies that could change the paradigm in large-part aerocomposites manufacturing.

Solvay opens thermoplastic composite centers in U.S. and Belgium

In addition to two new centers, Solvay has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin and several Belgian companies to grow aerospace composites in Belgium.

Small sat demonstrator enabled by CRP Technology's Windform composite materials

Selective laser sintering and CRP Technology’s Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite material was recently selected for the manufacture of a 3U CubeSat demonstrator.

Highlights: Future of Thermoplastics Composites Conference, TPRC

The ThermoPlastic composites Research Center celebrates its 10th anniversary by looking forward to the growth in thermoplastic composite applications.