CompositesWorld hosted on July 28, 2020, a webinar titled, “Next-Generation Composite Materials and Processes.” If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording or download a PDF of the presentation.
The supersonic jet, incorporating carbon fiber construction, is slated for first flight in 2021.
The three-blade Pathfinder propeller, weighing in at 44 pounds, is an alternative to Hartzell’s two-blade carbon fiber Trailblazer prop.
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement are similar, but not the same. Can narrow tapes provide a middle ground with advantages of both processes for next-gen aircraft?
California-based Airflow's eSTOL aircraft promises cost-effective, rapid delivery of cargo within a distance range of 50-200 miles.
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.
The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.
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Following the coronavirus pandemic, flight testing of the all-electric aircraft, Cora, resumes in the U.S. and New Zealand.
Epic Aircraft delivers a composite, single-engine turboprop aircraft to customers despite recent pandemic-related setbacks.
Airbus opens a new A220 final assembly line at its Mobile, Ala., U.S., location and begins assembly of the first A220 for JetBlue.
GKN Aerospace will be involved in the design and manufacture of the aircraft’s wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS).
The Space Act Agreement (SAA) represents a partnership between Virgin Galactic and NASA for the development of high-speed, and environmentally sustainable, aviation technology.
Continuous Fiber Injection Process (CFIP) technology works with additive manufacturing to strengthen plastics, metals and ceramics, creating complex-shaped-composites and high-strength joints.
Italian OEM and tier supplier Leonardo works with CETMA R&D to develop new composite materials, machines and processes, including induction welding for in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites.
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Clean Sky’s 2019 report highlights innovative technologies like a thermoplastic fuselage barrel, digitization of aircraft maintenance and more.
EU-funded research is developing technology to meet deicing challenge with lower power consumption, greater efficiency and lower system weight.
EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.
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.
All-electric commercial aircraft will require a lot of power. Multifunctional composite structures might provide a power-storage medium.
Solvay is launching and promoting materials and processes developed for industrialized processes.
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.
From the Boeing 787 to COVID-19: When the out-of-the-ordinary becomes ordinary — and affects the manufacturing supply chain.
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.
The U.K.’s National Composites Centre unveils new composites manufacturing technologies, marking the culmination of a two-year, £36.7m digitization project.
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 .