#BRAIDING

Carbon Fibers

Universal Hydrogen uses dry braided carbon preform tanks as part of plan to decarbonize aviation

Twin-tank module offers low capex option for regional carriers to convert to clean fuel.

Carbon Fibers

BBG presents self-closing HP-RTM molds for CFRP compact hydrogen tank production

The autonomous concept, sufficient for series production, enables lower investment costs. Up to 15 cylinders can be produced simultaneously per operation.

A&P Technology offers virtual tour for National Composites Week

Hosted by the Midwest chapter of SAMPE, the virtual tour will take place Aug. 27 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. ET.

Aerospace

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.

Processes

Glossary

Glossary of composites terms

Carbon Fibers

Innovative pressurized hydrogen storage for integrated vehicle structures using composites

Chained tubular storage tanks using semi-finished thermoplastic composite products offer flat designs aimed at easy integration into universal vehicle architectures.

Defense

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

Mass Transit

GRP train station platform wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

Dura Composites’ Dura Platform is an easily installed, lightweight glass fiber-reinforced polymer alternative to concrete train platforms.  

Fabrics/Preforms

Third patent issued for flexible thermoplastic prepreg

Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC

Composites industry response to the coronavirus pandemic, Part 1

A compilation of CompositesWorld’s coverage of how the pandemic has affected the composites industry, through March 31, 2020.

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon technologies aimed at automotive, aerospace applications

SGL Carbon is demonstrating its production capabilities for the automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors.

Carbon Fibers

ITA RWTH Aachen University launches fiber-coating line, carbon fiber research

The Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University is presenting innovations in glass and carbon fiber production at the joint stand of the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Construction.

Glass Fibers

Building bridges with composites

The growing role of advanced materials in infrastructure.

Aerospace

AMRC, NCC, Dowty Propellers to develop lightweight composite propeller blades

The collaborators aim to create innovative designs and manufacturing processes for braided aircraft propeller blades.

Carbon Fibers

Episode 30: Gary Sharpless, Concordia Fibers, Boston Materials Inc.

Composites industry veteran and marketing advisor Gary Sharpless discusses his more than 35 years in the industry and his current advisory roles with Concordia Fibers and Boston Materials.

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon to produce carbon fiber composite air taxi landing gear

SGL Carbon will begin serial production of its ultra-light composite landing gears in early 2021.

Core

Dowty Propellers to open U.K. headquarters, composite propeller blade production facility

The Brockworth, England facility will include a full production facility for the company’s all-composite aircraft propeller blades.

Compression Molding

Overmolding on the cheap

Innovative injection/compression composites overmolding approach combines smaller injection molded inserts with compression molded parts.

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber/epoxy for automotive mass reduction, mass production

IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.

CAMX Expo

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.

CAMX Awards, ACE nominees span material, process types

There are two parts competitions at CAMX, the CAMX Awards and ACMA’s Awards in Composites Excellence (ACE).

CAMX Expo

Download today's news from CAMX 2019: Tuesday, Sept. 24

CW is reporting live from CAMX 2019 this week in Anaheim, California. Read today’s show headlines about the keynote speaker from Protolabs and award nominees.

Aerospace

A&P Technology awarded contract for attritable aircraft primary structure

The company will uses its large-scale braiding technology to manufacture large textile preforms for primary composite attritable aircraft structures.

Carbon Fibers

A&P Technology launches 864-carrier braiding machine

The company says the latest addition to its Megabraider line tops its own record for world’s largest braiding machinery.