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Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber in pressure vessels for hydrogen

The emerging H2 economy drives tank development for aircraft, ships and gas transport.
#cleansky #feature

Design/Simulation

Next-generation composites qualification

Fully digital qualification hasn’t yet arrived, but simulation and analysis software continue to evolve and work together with physical testing practices.
#nextgenaerospace #feature

Defense

Bridging the gap between CFRP and CMC

Novel composites offer performance up to 1000°C with faster processing.
#ceramicmatrixcomposites #feature

Thermoplastics

Automated aerocomposites production: Liquid molding or welded thermoplastic?

Two materials and process approaches are demonstrated for CFRP bulkhead production.
#nextgenaerospace #feature #automation

Additive Manufacturing

3D printing with continuous fiber: A landscape

Growth continues in suppliers, part size, production volume and markets.
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Prepregs

Composite aerostructures in the emerging urban air mobility market

In the not too distant future, point-to-point, limited-distance, piloted and autonomous air travel for people and cargo will be the norm. Composites will make it possible.
#feature

ATL/AFP

Combining AFP with 3D printing for flexible parts production

Electroimpact creates a multifunctional manufacturing cell for complex, aero-quality continuous fiber composite parts.
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Aerospace

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow

Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #airbus

Design/Simulation

Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms

An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  
#feature #automation #composites4_0

Aerospace

Composites in the race to space

Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
#lockheedmartin #aramidfiber #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Building bridges with composites

The growing role of advanced materials in infrastructure.
#outofautoclave #frprebar #feature

Glass Fibers

The markets: Renewable energy (2021)

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
#outofautoclave #multitudeofmarkets #siemensgamesa

Carbon Fibers

The markets: Electronics (2021)

Consumer demand in the electronics market for greater durability and more features at lower cost and weight is driving OEMs toward composite solutions.
#multitudeofmarkets #electronics #feature

Filament Winding

Composites' role in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Part two of a two-part series on the role of composites for meeting California’s 21st-century water needs.
#regulation #feature #marketing

Filament Winding

Composites help take the waste out of wastewater

The role of composites for meeting California’s 21st century water needs.
#infrastructure #feature #regulation

Fabrics/Preforms

Composite deck reduces river ship draft

SAERTEX worked with shipbuilder Neptun Werft to build a composite superstructure to cut weight 45% vs. steel in a river cruiser.
#adhesives #feature #regulation

Core

Removing barriers to lightweighting ships with composites

EU consortia propel large demonstrators, new technology and affordable certification.
#sustainability #feature #layup

Wind/Energy

The markets: Oil and gas (2021)

Composites continue to play a critical role in onshore hydraulic fracturing, and thermoplastic composites are on the rise for deepwater pipelines.
#multitudeofmarkets #windblades #cuttingtools

Epoxies

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

The use of lightweight and high-performance composite materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#multitudeofmarkets #formula1 #sustainability

Construction

The markets: Utility infrastructure (2021)

Corroded metal infrastructure continues to be a problem, and composite materials, including new advancements in graphene nanotubes, are providing solutions. 
#multitudeofmarkets #feature #infrastructure