#UAS

Design/Simulation

FASTIGUE: Empowering digital twins of large-scale composite structures

A 3D finite element technique to resolve the fidelity-versus-speed dilemma of performing fatigue analysis for large composite structures.
#composites4_0 #infrastructure #uas

Thinking machines

Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
#composites4_0 #editorial #airbus

Defense

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
#automation #autoclave #layup

Consumer

Boron fiber: The original high-performance fiber

History and future developments for high-performance boron fiber.
#bmi #northropgrumman #marketing

Aerospace

UAMMI, ElectraFly to make 3D-printed UAM aircraft parts

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative and a Utah-based aviation company to 3D-print CFRP parts for urban air mobility aircraft.
#uas #outofautoclave

Defense

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
#autoclave #braiding #layup

Aerospace

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#autoclave #layup #composites4_0

Aerospace

UAMMI selects new executive director

The Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative has selected commercial aerospace industry veteran Dr. Tulinda Larsen for the position.
#uas #sustainability

Materials

Wind energy: Gale force growth ahead

Columnist Dale Brosius addresses recent accomplishments, forecasts and recycling challenges affecting the wind energy industry — and composites use within it.
#uas #perspectives-and-provocations #windblades

Carbon Fibers

JEC World 2020 preview: Biteam

Biteam, a 3D weaving specialist, is featuring a new carbon fiber-based, small, cross-sectioned, profiled, tapered tube reinforcement for producing a stiff and lightweight composite structure.
#uas #weaving

Consumer

JEC World 2020 preview: COBRA International

COBRA is exhibiting its latest foiling board technology and is presenting its process for recycling and reusing epoxy resin windsurf parts.
#uas #sustainability

Prepregs

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.
#boeing #layup #outofautoclave

Glass Fibers

The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.
#perspectives-and-provocations #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Automotive

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.
#trends #windblades #uas

Aerospace

SAMPE 2020 announces keynote speaker

Airbus Americas Vice President for Research and Technology Amanda Simpson will present on May 5 at SAMPE 2020 in Seattle, Wash., U.S.
#airbus #uas

Prepregs

Graphene-enhanced prepreg launched for lightning strike protection

Haydale's range of graphene-enhanced prepreg materials utilize functionalized nanomaterials to improve the electrical conductivity in aerospace applications.
#airbus #windblades #uas

Defense

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in

Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.
#workforcedevelopment #spiritaerosystems #uas

Design/Simulation

Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process

Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.
#boeing #composites4_0 #lockheedmartin

Aerospace

Airbus naval unmanned aerial vehicle prototype performs first flight

The next step for the VSR700 unmanned aerial system prototype is free flight testing, moving toward performance trials with the French Navy in 2021.
#airbus #uas

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).
#workforcedevelopment #cuttingtools #generalmotors