At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
Newly formed Scott Bader Australia Pty Ltd. will continue distributing Scott Bader resins, gel coats and adhesives to the Australian market.
The new distributor, MVP Australia, will support MVP’s composite equipment and streamline MVP’s customers’ manufacturing processes.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
Taiwan-based Swancor will supply resins and composite materials for MHI Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.
The new verification allows the materials to be used in all DNV GL classed vessels.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
The move centralizes the company’s North American R&D and customer service activities, with a focus on faster response times and increased output.
Corvette CFRP rear bumper beam is the auto industry’s first use of new technology.
Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicle design.
Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
A feasibility study demonstrates increased production capacity using Evonik foam core and automated manufacturing.
Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.
The tooling board supplier says its U.S.-integrated supply chain and custom services have helped it overcome situational challenges for its customers.
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Polypropylene honeycomb cores from ThermHex are used by Brazilian OEM DPA Moldados to make the trunk floor of the Hyundai Creta ix25.
The Furalkamines are a new form of Mannich base curing agents said to deliver significantly enhanced cure performance for epoxy resins.
Solvay will supply prepreg and lightning strike protection surfacing film for Honda aircraft business jet HA-420 and Elite programs through 2027.
A manufacturing method that integrates filament winding with axil winding of 0-degree fibers opens new design options in industrial automated equipment.
In a recent strategy update meeting, the chemical company said it will focus on growth on its Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials and Coating Solutions businesses.