The coronavirus pandemic promises to wreak havoc on the aerospace composites supply chain, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about how a post-pandemic commercial aerospace market will evolve.
The projects focus on technologies that can detect pre-existing damage and improve composite repairs for next-generation aircraft.
Continuous Fiber Injection Process (CFIP) technology works with additive manufacturing to strengthen plastics, metals and ceramics, creating complex-shaped-composites and high-strength joints.
Clean Sky’s 2019 report highlights innovative technologies like a thermoplastic fuselage barrel, digitization of aircraft maintenance and more.
EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.
Solvay is launching and promoting materials and processes developed for industrialized processes.
From the Boeing 787 to COVID-19: When the out-of-the-ordinary becomes ordinary — and affects the manufacturing supply chain.
EU-funded research is developing technology to meet deicing challenge with lower power consumption, greater efficiency and lower system weight.
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The winglets are manufactured at the Daher factory in Tarbes, France and assembled into the aircraft at the Gulfstream’s Savannah plant.
Per a contract with Bell Textron Inc., Meggitt will supply composite de-icing propeller rotor blankets, heated spinners, fairings and pendulums.
Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .
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Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator
CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms
Automated preforming and 5-min resin infiltration show a way forward for lower-cost CFRP primary structures.
From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
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Update on 11th call for proposals and Clean Sky 2 projects, plus composites topics of interest in upcoming AEC2020 conference.
EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.
The manufacturing world likes to think of composites fabrication as a single, global entity that operates to serve its customers’ needs with a variety of highly engineered parts and structures.
KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages
Multiple parts will be made by the company’s Fibertech composites unit, which produces helicopter composite window frames and aircraft window casings.
All-electric commercial aircraft will require a lot of power. Multifunctional composite structures might provide a power-storage medium.
A carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP) module developed at the Technical University of Munich survived its first launch — and a “hard landing” — in March.
Heraeus Noblelight develops HUMM3 and Black IR technologies for faster, safer, more uniform processing.
As the need for carbon fiber rises, can recycling fill the gap?
Full-scale structure and cabin interiors barrels prove out low-cost, lightweight composites plus innovative manufacturing, assembly and structural health monitoring.
Synergies with MOSHO project for NDT, repair and also developing cobots for 70% cut in cycle time.
Flexible printed circuits and the Advanced Concepts for Aero‑Structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors (ACASIAS) consortium.