According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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A table of aerospace structural adhesives includes collected from data provided by suppliers.
Specialty Materials Inc. is emphasizing its line of boron monofilament and prepreg materials, as well as SCS silicon carbide monofilament.
General Plastics Manufacturing Co. is showcasing its new LAST-A-FOAM FR-4800 tooling board at its CAMX 2019 booth.
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.
History and future developments for high-performance boron fiber.
3D printing goes thermoset, pultrusion aims at automotive, a polyester resin with Tg>250°C and much more from the Dallas exhibit floor.
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.
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.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing increasing expertise both in and out of the autoclave as it expands an already broad composites production portfolio.
The GE Passport Engine is built with RM-1100 Polyimide high-service temperature composite prepreg materials from Renegate Materials Corp.
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.
Developed under a RIF with the USAF, engineers demonstrated improved production processes for several current warfighter composite components.
Renegade Materials Corp. (Springboro, OH, US) and Maverick Corp. (Blue Ash, OH, US) are emphasizing their composite materials for high-temperature aerospace applications.
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.
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.
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.
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.
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.
Boom Technology describes its program to validate a cost-effective faster-than-sound airliner.
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.
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.
Tried-and-true legacy epoxies are a must for aerospace composites, but usage is increasing with improved forms.
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.