Using Electroimpact’s AFP technology and Victrex’s low-melt PAEK prepreg tape, the companies report laydown speeds of 4,000 inches per minute.
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New division specializes in manufacturing complex geometry composite parts using novel dry fiber preforming and resin infusion techniques, extending Spintech composite capabilities.
Integration of Airborne’s automated kitting solution and JETCAM’s CrossTrack software provides seamless data exchange for automated kitting of composite plies.
Design processes that typically take months have been completed in days using BAE Systems' digital twin concept when developing the next-generation Tempest aircraft.
The new system will open multiple options for evaluation and development based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, including material characterizations, application and process development, prototyping and testing.
Positioning and drilling end effector for automated, high-precision and quality-assured pre-assembly developed with Airbus in German-funded “Tempo” sub-project.
Installation of the automated Fiber Patch Placement system in Fraunhofer IGCV’s Fiber Placement Center serves active technology and application development.
Three composite materials are used to create structural composite member that meets demanding mechanical requirements.
Collaboration enhances Plataine’s footprint in the U.K. advanced manufacturing industry, with a focus on IoT, Industry 4.0 and other AI-based solutions.
The carbon fiber RTM press will be installed at the CSP facility in Palmela, Portugal in order to run the company's first commercial applications using this technology.
Additional funding extends NIAR’s Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) research program, which will develop technologies to optimize digital twin data.
Smart molds for Industry 4.0 applications key to its recognition in “Excellence in Production” competition.
“Out of the box,” the Rapid Machine Operator — which automates common machine tasks for a variety of industries — can be up and running in hours, no systems integration required.
Two materials and process approaches are demonstrated for CFRP bulkhead production.
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The university is using AnalySwift’s simulation software as part of the company’s Academic Partner Program to research composite tubes, particularly those used in helicopter landing gear.
CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.
The integration of Plataine’s solution into Alestis Aerospace’s Brazilian facility automates production workflow, optimizes cut-planning processes, saving time, cost and material.
Moi used its patented CFM 3D printing technology for depositing continuous fibers impregnated with thermosetting resin to develop MAMBO’s unique design.
Plataine's optimization software solution enables Enercon to meet market demand, automate manufacturing processes and significantly reduce production costs and material waste.
The University of Stuttgart Institute of Aircraft Design is using adaptive mold technology to develop composite products and automated robotic manufacture processes for the construction industry.
Taking advantage of the electronic record proves to be of significant value to composite fabricator’s record-keeping process.
The model acts as a composite industrialization guide, enabling support from early composite production development up to technological implementation.
The research will focus on the development of a commercially-ready system capable of robotic overprinting on pre-manufactured non-planar surfaces, with multi-material polymers and continuous fiber.
High unit volume and low weight requirements for electric bus battery enclosures fueled development of TRB Lightweight Structures’ specialized epoxy system and automated composites production line.
The software automatically optimizes slicing parameters for 3D printers, reduces print iterations and provides near instant feedback on the viability of a user’s project.
Aim is affordable, enclosed composites manufacturing cells for many different processes (AFP, grinding, buffing, sanding, drilling) in North American market.
U.K. consortium partners’ ACRIM II project aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric vehicle applications.