Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
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Project partners are testing pultruded carbon fiber/thermoplastic profiles for use in a more cost-efficient, robust offshore wind farm mooring system.
The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.
This is an online sidebar for the July 2020 article, “Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms”. When I first discussed these concepts in 2016, they were still somewhat nascent in composites.
Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
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?
Algorithm-based artificial intelligence, once only imagined, is here. It can do a lot of good.
The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
Formula 1’s midfield teams are struggling to bridge the gap to their better resourced frontrunning counterparts. Could Industry 4.0 composites manufacturing automation level the playing field?
Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.
Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
UNAQ and RHEM Composites help produce body of third prototype for Oaxaca Aerospace’s Pegasus P-400T.
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Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.
Sara Black joined CompositesWorld in 1999 and for the next 20 years embodied the intelligence, curiosity, respect, diligence and accuracy that the publication strove to deliver to its audience.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
Continuous Fiber Injection Process (CFIP) technology works with additive manufacturing to strengthen plastics, metals and ceramics, creating complex-shaped-composites and high-strength joints.
Excelnow.com provides customers greater design flexibility with its wide range of structural composite profiles including channels, boxes and I-beams.
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.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
Taiwan-based Swancor will supply resins and composite materials for MHI Vestas’ offshore wind projects in Taiwan.
The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.