#777X

Prepregs

Strata, Solvay joint venture facility completed

The 8,500-square-meter United Arab Emirates facility will supply carbon fiber prepreg to Boeing for primary structures on the 777X program.

Aerospace

SME recognizes leaders in aerospace and defense manufacturing

Boeing technical fellow Kurtis Willden, Aligned Vision and the Boeing Co. received 2020 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Awards.

Aerospace

How much is that composite wing in the window?

With Spirit AeroSystems buying Bombardier’s Belfast operations, the future of composites fabrication for large commercial aerostructures starts to come into focus.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.

Epoxies

Evolving AFP for the next generation

‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.

Aerospace

Automated, in-situ inspection a necessity for next-gen aerospace

Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.

Automotive

SAMPE 2019: The highlights

CompositesWorld was at SAMPE 2019 and offers a summary of highlights from the show and conference.

Curing

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon

Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.

Mission critical: An additive manufacturing breakthrough in commercial aviation

The GE9X is the first commercial aircraft engine to reach production with significant additive content. The story of GE’s accomplishment and why it matters.

Aerospace

Opportunities, challenges for composites in future aircraft

As the commercial aerospace sector prepares for a new round of major program launches, the question of where and how composites will be applied weighs heavily on the supply chain.

Aerospace

Web Industries' Seattle facility to speed delivery to Boeing, Toray

The new production facility will produce precision-formatted composites for OEMs in the Pacific Northwest, including the Boeing 777X assembly plant.

Aerospace

Boeing CTO addresses advanced materials in aerospace, urban mobility

Boeing CTO Dr. Greg Hyslop, in SAMPE keynote, discusses the company’s aircraft programs and the role composites will play in the future of aerial infrastructure.

Aerospace

Next-generation aerospace: shaping the supply chain landscape

The global commercial aerospace industry is at a unique time.

Aerospace

What does the future hold for Bombardier Belfast?

Bombardier Belfast, fabricator of the infused composite wings for the Airbus A220 single-aisle aircraft, is for sale. The ownership under which this facility lands may say a lot about the future of infusion in large aerostructures.

Mass Transit

JEC 2019 at first glance

CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan reflects on first impressions from JEC World 2019, from aerospace industry insights to automotive composite technologies.

Carbon Fibers

Boeing 777X debut may face delays

Recent news reports have said that this week’s debut of the Boeing 777X jetliner has been postponed. 

Aerospace

Boeing to supply ELG carbon fiber for recycling

Under a five-year agreement, Boeing will supply carbon fiber recycling specialist ELG Carbon Fibre with cured and uncured material from its 777X wing manufacturing facility, as well as other locations.

Carbon Fibers

Boeing and Thermwood

The Boeing Co. (Chicago, IL, US) and Thermwood Corp. (Dale, IN, US) have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X program.

CAMX Expo

If you didn't make it to CAMX, here's what you missed

CAMX 2018 was held Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, and if you could not attend this year, CompositesWorld did it for you. This compendium of written and video reporting from the show is designed to bring you up to speed on the new products, trends, presentations and more that the show had to offer.

CAMX Expo

Cincinnati Inc.'s 3D printed trim tool for the 777X wing tip

Cincinnati Inc. explains the process for creating and their record-holding additively manufactured tool. 

Automotive

Musings on my first CAMX

Insights and inspiration from the 2018 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo which was held in Dallas, TX, US last week. 

Carbon Fibers

Boeing partners with Thermwood on 3D printed tool for 777X

The tool was printed as a single piece from 20% carbon fiber reinforced ABS using the Vertical Layer Print system.

Aerospace

GE Aviation delivers 25,000th CMC component

The Asheville, NC, US facility has reached a production milestone for its ceramic matrix composites components for commercial aviation.

Infusion

Infused wing sheds light on aerocomposites future

In the Irkut MS-21 infused and co-cured wings, the aerocomposites industry gets a glimpse of how out-of-autoclave technologies might be applied to primary aircraft structures.