Spintech shows significant cost and labor savings using its Smart Tooling, dry fiber preforms and RTM/VARTM technology on aircraft wing and inlet duct demonstrators.
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CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
HARP Rapid is a new thermoset resin chemistry for liquid molding processes that offers a fast, tunable cure profile, and a Tg that exceeds the material’s cure temperature.
Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.
Bucci’s new 22-inch high-performance automotive wheel is all carbon fiber and made via high-pressure resin transfer molding.
Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.
A table of composite curing ovens composed of data provided by suppliers.
Composite materials supplier Solvay Composite Materials and urban air mobility (UAM) manufacturer Vertical Aerospace offer details about materials, process use in VA-1X aircraft.
In-situ heating blankets offer a highly drapable solution for uniform heating coverage over complex surface areas.
Spain-based Tier 1 aerospace manufacturer Aciturri will fabricate all composite and metallic structures for the piloted, four-passenger eVTOL Lilium Jet.
MTorres integrates lower cover, front and rear spars into unitized flying demonstrator using one-shot, low-cost, portable production.
GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
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Airbus DS uses Clean Sky demonstrators as part of broad strategy to ready next-gen aircraft technology for flight.
Heat, vacuum and/or pressure advance from debulking prepreg layups to automated preforming of dry reinforcements for faster composites production.
Suitable for prepreg and infusion processes, Hexcel’s HexPly XF reduce shell manufacturing time by up to 2 hours and removes all surface defects prior to painting.
The two companies will promote Volansi drones to commercial, defense markets and discuss Quickstep’s proprietary AeroQure process for drone production.
Manufacture of inlet ducts for Kratos unmanned combat aerial vehicle involves an automated dry fiber overbraiding process, VARTM infusion and oven cure.
The Solvay Leonardo Joint Research Lab aims to facilitate the broader adoption of thermoplastic composites by the aerospace industry.
In this Digital Demo, Axel Plastics reviews mold cleaning, sealing and release solutions for leading use in automotive composites manufacturing processes, including SMC, BMC and RTM.
MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
The 18-month project will design, develop and manufacture 12 fully tested ultra-low mass, robust, proof-of-concept CFRP wheels for rotary wing aircraft.
Using Electroimpact’s AFP technology and Victrex’s low-melt PAEK prepreg tape, the companies report laydown speeds of 4,000 inches per minute.
IACMI’s Dale Brosius and Uday Vaidya talk about the first five years of the organization, how it has evolved and what the future might hold as IACMI continues its quest to help drive composite materials and process growth.
New division specializes in manufacturing complex geometry composite parts using novel dry fiber preforming and resin infusion techniques, extending Spintech composite capabilities.
Built on existing debulk bagging procedures, Veelo Technologies’ debulking solution can take place at the tool during layup, reducing costs and improving throughput.