Automotive Processes for High-Rate Aerospace Composites Manufacturing

April 02, 2020

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High-rate production is a challenging hurdle for engineers in both the automotive and aerospace industries. This webinar presents the development of of a new material CYCOM® EP2750 and associated processes - such as Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF) - capable of increasing the manufacturing rate of small to medium composite parts by 10-20 times (as compared to autoclave manufacturing). Learn how to bridge high-rate automotive manufacturing processes to aerospace, while maintaining aerospace-grade quality and performance.

Primary Topics:

  • High-rate manufacturing technologies for aerospace composites
  • Industrialization of automated composite manufacturing
  • Cost-effective automotive manufacturing techniques
  • Key processing parameters

Alejandro Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Senior Applications Engineer, Solvay Composite Materials
Alejandro Rodriguez is a Senior Applications Engineer at Solvay Composite Materials. Since 2004, he has been working on development of processes and characterization of composites, robust manufacturing of monolithic and sandwich structures, modeling and simulation of composite fabrication, effects of defects in composite performance, and FAA certification methods for prepregs and adhesives. His current focus is on the development of materials and process for high-rate manufacturing of composite parts aimed at increasing manufacturing rates and lowering cost in aerospace and urban air mobility platforms.