At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
TeCS has established an Eastman technical demonstration facility inside composites specialist Kamm Projects Ltd. in Newcastle, U.K.
The system combines a tape-laying cell with a consolidation unit to produce fit-for-purpose blanks with 15-30 tapes in 1-minute intervals.
Composite Factory will be ISO AS9100-certified and offer build-to-print, quick-turn prototype and pre-production fabrication of composite parts and structures.
Reduced manufacturing time and high part-to-part dimensional repeatability are some benefits of Matrix Composites’ HiRPM molding technology.
The LFAM machine will enable fabrication and delivery of production-ready fixtures and molds at significantly reduced lead-times.
Video and discussion of how the sensor and software operate to boost composites productivity
Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
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Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
The jointly offered system enables Comau robot kinematics to be fully integrated into a Siemens CNC system.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.
Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.
Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.
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The LSAM 1010 uses the walls from the company’s larger LSAM systems with the gantry, control and sub-systems from the similarly-sized LSAM MT.
Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
The delivery of the 10,000th blade for the towed decoy on Leonardo’s defense aircraft marks 10 years of partnership for the companies.
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.
Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
The company’s double-belt presses and scattering systems provide an efficient solution for the continuous production of a range of materials.
The 45-story One South First building, on the 11-acre Domino Park campus in Brooklyn, N.Y., features a geometrically complex concrete facade made, in part, with composite molds fabricated using large-format additive manufacturing.
CEAD extruder mounts to robotic arm or gantry systems, already in use to print molds for large composite structures.
Looking ahead, the Australia-based company to translate its marine composites experience into new markets.
Seco Tools’ JC898 rougher and JC899 finisher are designed for use with hybrid CFRP-metal stacked materials for aerospace applications.
ThermoPRIME and Thermosaïc technologies recycle plastic and composite waste via modular, flexible equipment.
Norco, which built its reputation as a manufacturer of large glass fiber reinforced structures, continues to grow and currently offers a wide range of bespoke composite products.
Typically labor-intensive fabrication processes have more automation options as new technology works in concert with operators to improve efficiency.