Aerospace Composites

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

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.

In Italy, how one composites fabricator is coping

Lessons learned from Bucci Composites, located in Faenza, Italy, in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spirit AeroSystems suspends Boeing production work

The announcement follows Boeing’s two-week suspension of Puget Sound production activity due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dieffenbacher innovations focus on SMC, D-LFT

Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.

New Solvay materials, processes designed for industrialization

Solvay is launching and promoting materials and processes developed for industrialized processes.

Boeing suspends Puget Sound production operations in response to coronavirus

Beginning March 25, production operations in the Puget Sound area of Washington, U.S. will be temporarily suspended for 14 days.

STELIA North America optimizes processes with Plataine IIoT solution

The company plans to digitize and optimize aerospace composite manufacturing operations.

Voith updates roving applicator generation technology

Voith GmbH is featuring carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) components such as tailored stacks for the automotive and aerospace sectors. 

ACMA appoints interim president

Kevin Barnett will serve as interim president of the American Composites Manufacturers Association until a permanent candidate is selected.

U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act offers paid sick leave, COVID-19 testing

For eligible U.S. employees, the newly signed law will reportedly provide emergency paid sick leave, family medical leave and other measures.

Orion spacecraft successfully completes major testing

In preparation for the Artemis I mission, NASA’s Orion spacecraft has recently completed systems-level testing in a simulated space environment.

Rockwood Composites to produce Eurofighter decoy launch systems components

The company’s bladder molding process offers cost and quality improvements for fighter plane parts previously made via filament winding.