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Processes

Glossary

Glossary of composites terms

Aerospace

Tech Table: Adhesives

A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers. 

Aerospace

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Specialty Materials

Specialty Materials Inc. is emphasizing its line of boron monofilament and prepreg materials, as well as SCS silicon carbide monofilament.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: General Plastics

General Plastics Manufacturing Co. is showcasing its new LAST-A-FOAM FR-4800 tooling board at its CAMX 2019 booth.

JEC World 2019: Exhibit previews

CompositesWorld offers a preview of some of the exhibits and products that will be featured at JEC World 2019, March 12-14 in Paris, France.

Carbon Fibers

JEC World 2019 preview: Teijin

Teijin Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan, 6/G28) is introducing a new prepreg composed of unidirectional carbon fiber tape with a bismaleimide (BMI) matrix resin.

Curing

CAMX 2018: Big changes coming

3D printing goes thermoset, pultrusion aims at automotive, a polyester resin with Tg>250°C and much more from the Dallas exhibit floor.

Aerospace

CAMX 2018 preview: Renegade Materials/Maverick

High-temperature materials specialists Renegade Materials Corp. and Maverick Corp. (both in Miamisburg, OH, US) are featuring their prepregs and adhesives, powered by Maverick-developed, non-MDA polyimide resins.

Carbon Fibers

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet

Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Infusion

Israel’s aerodefense cornerstone poised for greater global outreach

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing increasing expertise both in and out of the autoclave as it expands an already broad composites production portfolio.

Aerospace

Renegade Materials and GE celebrate engine shipment

The GE Passport Engine is built with RM-1100 Polyimide high-service temperature composite prepreg materials from Renegate Materials Corp.

Hi-Temp Resins

Renegade recognized for supplier innovation

Renegade Materials was recognized for Supplier Innovation by Meggitt Polymers & Composites Group at Meggitt’s 2017 Global Supplier Conference.

Machining/Drilling

Third Wave Systems models 5-axis machined composite components

Developed under a RIF with the USAF, engineers demonstrated improved production processes for several current warfighter composite components.  

Hi-Temp Resins

CAMX 2017 preview: Renegade Materials/Maverick

Renegade Materials Corp. (Springboro, OH, US) and Maverick Corp. (Blue Ash, OH, US) are emphasizing their composite materials for high-temperature aerospace applications. 

Prepregs

SMC: Old dog, more tricks

In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.

Epoxies

RTM-based redesign advances safety for one-of-a-kind wind tunnel

Glass fiber and honeycomb spacers between compressor blades get upgraded to a higher factor of safety with less weight using solid carbon fiber and RTM.

Thermoplastics

Composites recycling: Gaining traction

Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

JEC World 2017: Show report, part 1

JEC World 2017 was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology.

Epoxies

Supersonic flight goes commercial, again

Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2016: The final report

With CAMX 2016 quickly receding, we offer this the full, complete and final report on what was seen, what was heard and what was new at North America's largest composites industry event. And we hope to see you next year at CAMX 2017, Sept. 11-14 in Orlando, Florida.

Filament Winding

CAMX 2016 Show Report

The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

Processes

Structural adhesives, Part II: Aerospace

Tried-and-true legacy epoxies are a must for aerospace composites, but usage is increasing with improved forms.

Aerospace

The emerging commercial space industry

A decade since NASA opened extraterrestrial space to potential use as a commercial industry workplace, CW traces the role composites have played in public/private progress toward that goal.

Carbon Fibers

Pixelated temperature control

Surface Generation is providing digital process control for composites molding that cuts energy use, cycle time and processing pressures while breaking boundaries in thickness, complexity and embedded elements.