The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.
The rocket motors are the next step toward NASA’s Artemis I space launch in 2021.
Epic Aircraft delivers a composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft to customers despite recent pandemic-related setbacks.
Airbus opens a new A220 final assembly line at its Mobile, Ala., U.S., location and begins assembly of the first A220 for JetBlue.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Composites industry veteran and marketing advisor Gary Sharpless discusses his more than 35 years in the industry and his current advisory roles with Concordia Fibers and Boston Materials.
The second of four 777X test aircraft made its first flight on April 30 to test handling characteristics and other aspects of airplane performance.
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A number of manufacturers in the composites industry have relatively quietly carved out a lucrative and growing share in the market for brackets, fixtures, ductwork, pallets, and other often hidden and typically less newsworthy parts that nevertheless require complex shapes, must perform at high levels and are targeted for weight, cost and production-time reductions.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the companies announced an aerial ridesharing partnership and a new eVTOL design.
The facility is developing carbon fiber composite fan blades and fan cases for the Rolls-Royce UltraFan jet engine demonstrator.
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.
Albany has signed a two-year agreement with Airbus to apply its 3D reinforced composites technology to next-generation wing substructure applications.
Solvay will supply Halar ECTFE high-performance thermoplastic films for Safran’s LEAP engine acoustic panels.
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
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German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
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.
Collaboration produces large diameter low noise application composite axial flow fan.
Hexion meets demand for accurate mixing with in-line analytic control while improving processing window, fiber volume content and manufacturing efficiency.
The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites at CAMX (Anaheim, Calif., U.S.) will take place on September 25 and will explore the evolution of 3D printing technology and fiber reinforcement.
2021 production to be followed by future models for autonomous, fleet and lower-cost/higher-volume markets.
Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator
CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms
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Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.
Automation and robotics can go a long way toward increasing capacity and growing a business dedicated to aerospace manufacturing. But Trinity Precision has learned that refining the indirect and unseen aspects of its operations can be just as valuable.
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.
If the commercial aviation industry effectively doubles in the next 20 years, as projected by the two largest aerospace manufacturing companies in the world, how can aerospace manufacturers and suppliers possibly keep up?
Safran will use Solvay’s high-temperature advanced materials on critical engine components.
Laser MicroJet technology offers high accuracy and speed without heat issues, burring or replacement of cutting tools.