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Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials

Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Renegade Materials Corp.

Renegade Materials Corp. is promoting its prepregs, resins and adhesive products.

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.

Fabrics/Preforms

Spar forming simplified

Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

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.

Aerospace

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.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

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.

Hi-Temp Resins

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.

ATL/AFP

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.

Aerospace

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. 

Glass Fibers

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.

Testing

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.

Injection/Overmolding

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.

Carbon Fibers

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.

Marine

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.

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