#LAYUP

Aerospace

University of Delaware TuFF composite material shows high potential for UAM

High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.
#trends #layup #outofautoclave

Aerospace

Veelo Technologies debulking system enables OOA composite aircraft rotor blade processing

In-situ heating blankets offer a highly drapable solution for uniform heating coverage over complex surface areas.
#layup #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Hot drape forming

Heat, vacuum and/or pressure advance from debulking prepreg layups to automated preforming of dry reinforcements for faster composites production.
#automation #airbus #layup

Prepregs

Bilsing expands aerospace composites capabilities with 3D tape laying equipment

Conbility PrePro 3D system will be used to produce components for aircraft interior galleys, seats and overhead bins.
#automation #layup

Wind/Energy

Sicomin GreenPoxy resins contribute to first NFC wind turbine nacelle

Sicomin’s bio-based resins, intumescent FR gelcoats and UV-resistant clear coatings meet stringent requirements for Greenboats’ 7.3-meter natural fiber composite nacelle.
#biomaterials #layup

Carbon Fibers

RAMPF TFP machine designs lightweight, cost-competitive complex composite parts

Eight-head Tailored Fiber Placement machine selectively places and orients composite filaments where strength or weight optimization is required. 
#automation #layup

Aerospace

Dieffenbacher Fiberforge system contributes to South Korean UNIST research

Ordered from Dieffenbacher in 2019, the tape laying system has enabled the advancement of research for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries.
#layup

Cutting/Kitting

Airborne, JETCAM develop digital interface for automated kitting

Integration of Airborne’s automated kitting solution and JETCAM’s CrossTrack software provides seamless data exchange for automated kitting of composite plies. 
#automation #layup

Curing

VeeloHEAT Caul enables in-situ hot debulking capabilities

Built on existing debulk bagging procedures, Veelo Technologies’ debulking solution can take place at the tool during layup, reducing costs and improving throughput. 
#layup #outofautoclave

Defense

NIAR’s ATLAS lab to install Cevotec SAMBA Pro system in 2021

The new system will open multiple options for evaluation and development based on Fiber Patch Placement technology, including material characterizations, application and process development, prototyping and testing.
#automation #layup

Thermoplastics

Bespoke process produces composite brake pedal every minute

Three composite materials are used to create structural composite member that meets demanding mechanical requirements.
#workinprogress #automation #layup

Prepregs

Cevotec SAMBA Pro Prepreg system added to FPC technology portfolio

Installation of the automated Fiber Patch Placement system in Fraunhofer IGCV’s Fiber Placement Center serves active technology and application development.  
#weaving #automation #layup

Glass Fibers

The markets: Industrial (2021)

Composites often must meet a certain aesthetic in applications where the consumer is the end user. But fiber-reinforced materials are just as valuable in industrial applications where corrosion resistance, high strength and durability are the performance drivers.
#sourcebook #feature #layup

Infusion

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.
#siemensgamesa #feature #vestas

Aerospace

Veelo Technologies' composite repair blankets reduce F-35 program costs

VeeloHEAT Cauls and VeeloHEAT composite repair blankets provide uniform heating, even on complex geometries, and will eliminate the need to move tooling to an autoclave for debulking. 
#f-35 #lockheedmartin #layup

Digital Demos

Mandrel solutions for trapped & complex geometry composites

Smart Tooling explains how its shape memory polymer material can be used as a rigid layup mandrel, go through a cure process, elevated to elastic temperature, removed and reformed for re-use.
#layup

Molds/Tools

Thermwood demonstrates novel 3D printing approach for large vessel molds

Thermwood 3D-printed and trimmed five-foot-tall sections that were then bound together and bolted to form a complete female mold. The entire mold section, made of four printed pieces, weighs 4,012 pounds and required 65.5 hours to print.
#layup

Digital Demos

Next-generation automation for high-performance composites fabrication

Cevotec’s Fiber Patch Placement technology uses robot-based systems to automate material layup for complex composite parts and structures, saving 20-60% in production time and costs.
#layup

Thermoplastics

EconCore, Toray and Bostik collaborate on FST-qualified thermoplastic honeycomb panels

Developed for mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors, the material improves upon the cost, sustainability and versatility of conventional sandwich layup.
#adhesives #regulation #layup

Design/Simulation

Hexagon vision inspection eliminates manual inspection process

According to AMRC’s case study, Hexagon’s composite inspection technology uses 3D modeling to scan and map fiber orientation data, generating a 3D profile of the part being inspected.
#automation #layup