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Thermoplastics

NIAR's NCAMP announces release of first thermoplastic material

Toray’s Cetex TC1225 is a low-melt PAEK and is part of a broad effort by the National Center for Advanced Materials Performance (NCAMP) to qualify thermoplastic materials

Additive Manufacturing

Victrex optimizes PAEK polymers for AM platform

The University of Exeter has commissioned an EOS P 810 laser sintering platform, for use with Victrex high-temperature PAEK polymers.

Curing

The markets: Aerospace (2020)

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.

Carbon Fibers

Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets

A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost than their metal counterparts.

Composites 2020: A Multitude of Markets

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.

Carbon Fibers

First Toray LM-PAEK laminate for Clean Sky MECATESTERS project

KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages

CAMX Expo

Download today's news from CAMX: Thursday, Sept. 26

CW is reporting live from CAMX 2019 this week in Anaheim, California. Read today’s show headlines, including show highlights, the first CAMX additive manufacturing workshop and CAMX news from Solvay and PolyOne.

Aerospace

Solvay expands thermoplastic composites manufacturing capacity

Solvay is building a new thermoplastic tape production line at its Anaheim, Calif., facility, underscoring its focus on thermoplastic composites for aerospace.

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics in the quest for aerospace weight savings

Safran Cabin, Victrex and Tri-Mack Plastics collaborate to migrate an aerospace storage bin from aluminum to an overmolded thermoplastic composite. The result proves the promise of thermoplastics in aerospace interiors.

Compression Molding

Accelerating thermoplastic composites in aerospace

ATC Manufacturing produces millions of thermoplastic composite parts per year, and is investing for future growth.

Curing

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019

Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.

Thermoplastics

Injection-forming for high-performance, unitized thermoplastic structures

Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.

Compression Molding

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Macrodyne Technologies

Macrodyne Technologies Inc. (Concord, Ont., Canada) is featuring its compression molding, shuttle, single- and multi-opening heated platen presses.

Prepregs

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements

Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.

Curing

PEEKSense high-temperature thermocouple for PEEK composites curing

TE Wire & Cable’s PEEKSense thermocouple sensor is a high-temperature autoclave thermocouple assembly for polyetheretherketone (PEEK) composite applications. 

Carbon Fibers

Fiber sizing, tow spreading and the quest for encapsulation

Fiber sizing is easily overlooked by composites fabricators, but it will be increasingly important to optimization of fiber performance.

Aerospace

Opportunities, challenges for composites in future aircraft

As the commercial aerospace sector prepares for a new round of major program launches, the question of where and how composites will be applied weighs heavily on the supply chain.

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic composites: Poised to step forward

The evolving role of thermoplastic materials and processes and their future in next-generation commercial aircraft.

ATL/AFP

TxV Aero Composites complies with AS9100 standards

The aerospace supplier has received AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications for its automated thermoplastic composite part manufacturing facility.

Additive Manufacturing

Industrialized continuous fiber composite printing in Delft

CEAD offers large builds with speed, precision, low-cost extrusion and continuous fiber.

Consumer

JEC Innovation Awards winners announced at JEC World 2019

Eleven winning innovations were chosen, out of the thirty finalists that had been previously selected from more than 100 applications from all over the world.

Hi-Temp Resins

Victrex and Bond partner for 3D printing PAEK parts

The companies are collaborating to combine Victrex’s PAEK material expertise and Bond’s 3D printing technology for an accelerated pathway to 3D-printed PAEK part production.

Aerospace

SFS Intec, TxV to redesign aircraft bracket using thermoplastic composites

Originally made from aluminum, the new bracket will be made of VICTREX AE 250 composites overmolded with VICTREX PEEK polymer.

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JEC World 2019 preview: Victrex and Coriolis

Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, U.K., 5/S29) and Coriolis Composites (Queven, France, 6/A32) are announcing cooperative work they did with thermoplastic unidirectional tape (TP UDT) prepreg lay-up and consolidation to improve the manufacturing efficiency of composite parts.