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Aerospace

Axiom Materials opens High-temperature Composite Center

The 3,500-square-meter facility expands the U.S.-based company’s CMC production capabilities to support increasing demand in aerospace and industrial applications.

Aerospace

Pratt & Whitney to open ceramic matrix composites facility

The 60,000-square-foot R&D facility in Carlsbad, Calif., U.S. will focus on the design, development and production of CMCs for aerospace applications.

Design/Simulation

DLR selects MultiMech for crack prediction in CMC components

The German Aerospace Center has selected MultiMechanics’ modeling and simulation software to perform advanced crack prediction during the manufacturing of ceramic matrix composite components.

Prepregs

L&L Special Furnace Co. unveils retort furnace for de-bindering ceramic composites

The company is customizing a large retort box furnace for de-bindering ceramic matrix composite (CMC) prepreg materials.

Machining/Drilling

CAMX 2018 preview: IKONICS

IKONICS Advanced Materials Solutions (Deluth, MN, US) is showcasing its Precision Abrasive Machining (PAM), a non-traditional machining process.

Molds/Tools

AMRC to add ultrasonic assisted machine tool

New composite machine tool will be the first of its size to be fitted with an ultrasonic-capable spindle for use in five-axis machining applications.

Aerospace

GE Aviation delivers 25,000th CMC component

The Asheville, NC, US facility has reached a production milestone for its ceramic matrix composites components for commercial aviation.

Hi-Temp Resins

How the CMC process works

GE Aviation releases video walking through their complete process chain for ceramic matrix composites.

CW's top 10 digital content of 2017

CW’s first list of 2018 is a simple one: The top 10 most viewed articles on the CompositesWorld website in 2017.

Aerospace

GE Aviations opens CMC facility in Alabama

The $200 million facility will manufacture silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), for GE and LEAP aircraft engines.

Episode 8: Ryan Huth, GE Aviation

Ryan Huth, manager of ceramic matrix composites (CMC) production at GE Aviation’s Asheville, NC facility, talks about CMC technology, GE Aviation's CMC parts production and the future of both.

Carbon Fibers

GE starts GE9X certification testing

As the second GE9X engine begins testing at the Peebles Test Operation (PTO) in Ohio, assembly of the third and fourth GE9X engines is well underway at GE Aviation’s headquarters in Evendale, Ohio.

Vertically integrated CMC supply chain

GE Aviation's new ceramic matrix composite supply chain includes fiber, prepreg and unprecedented parts production facilities, plus a strongly tied 4-bump development stream.

GE Aviation's CMC parts facility in Asheville, NC

CW's first-hand look at ceramic matrix composites production.

Wind/Energy

Plant Tour: GE Aviation, Asheville, NC, US

An avant-garde approach to unprecedented CMC parts production.

Machining/Drilling

Ceramic matrix composites: Hot engine solution

Disruptive designs for composites operation in 1093°C zones.

Hi-Temp Resins

Commercialization of CMCs and developments for next-gen performance

As industrial production of parts begins, new developments offer promise for higher-temperature and more damage-tolerant ceramic matrix composite (CMCs).

Aerospace

GE Aviation making progress on CMC facilities in Alabama

$200 million Huntsville operation to produce up to 20 metric tons of material a year.

Additive Manufacturing

Three new 3D printing technologies for composites

Fiber-reinforced composite tooling, ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and woven fiber composites are all now the realm of 3D printing.

Carbon Fibers

Highlights from 10th Intl. CFK Valley Stade Convention 2016

Annual conference featured new carbon composite technologies.

Hi-Temp Resins

GE Aviation breaks ground on CMC facilities in Alabama

The two adjacent factories in Huntsville will mass-produce silicon carbide (SiC) materials used to manufacture ceramic matrix composite components (CMCs) for jet engines and land-based gas turbines for electric power.

Aerospace

GE Aviation to build ceramic matrix composite factories

One plant will be the first U.S.-based factory to produce SiC ceramic fiber on a large industrial scale.

Epoxies

Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand

Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”

Aerospace

Aeroengine Composites, Part 1: The CMC invasion

As pressure for commercial aircraft fuel efficiency continues to mount, ceramic matrix composites evolve as they battle metals for application in the engine hot-zone and elsewhere.