Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
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The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.
Composite Factory will be ISO AS9100-certified and offer build-to-print, quick-turn prototype and pre-production fabrication of composite parts and structures.
The LFAM machine will enable fabrication and delivery of production-ready fixtures and molds at significantly reduced lead-times.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
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.
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
Boeing-led program explores simulation, tooling, preforming and molding approaches to lower composites part cost.
Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
The E-752-MTS mid-toughened 350°F (177°C) cure epoxy system is designed for primary and secondary aircraft structure applications.
A feasibility study demonstrates increased production capacity using Evonik foam core and automated manufacturing.
This is an online sidebar for the July 2020 article, “Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms”. When I first discussed these concepts in 2016, they were still somewhat nascent in composites.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
German aircraft specialist Flight Design is using HexPly M79 for composite parts on its F2 aircraft.
Findings predict the global aerospace composites market value and trends between 2016 and 2024.
From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
The delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on Leonardo’s defense aircraft marks 10 years of partnership for the companies.
U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
Single-aisle jetliner with out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.
Formula 1’s midfield teams are struggling to bridge the gap to their better resourced frontrunning counterparts. Could Industry 4.0 composites manufacturing automation level the playing field?
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
U.K.-based collaborative project demonstrates lower-cost, graphene-enhanced composite tooling for aerospace use.
Foam cores specialist Evonik is featuring the results of a joint study by Evonik Industries, Composite Technology Center GmbH and Deutsche Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., on the use of rigid foam material in automated production.
A ski manufacturer uses Hexcel dry carbon fiber tapes to increase cross-country ski performance, manufacturing efficiency and surface finish.
Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.