Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
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Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
The Germany-based company has added polybenzimidazole (PBI) and thermosetting polyimide (PI-s) to its product families.
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC
BASF’s ABS plastic, carbon PET and recycled PET are now offered for use with Cincinnati Inc.’s Small Area Additive Manufacturing Machine.
According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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CEAD extruder mounts to robotic arm or gantry systems, already in use to print molds for large composite structures.
Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
Solvay is launching and promoting materials and processes developed for industrialized processes.
ThermoPRIME and Thermosaïc technologies recycle plastic and composite waste via modular, flexible equipment.
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 .
IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.
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?
TPRC process modeling and testing of single- and dual-step processed parts points to optimum process conditions and improved design features.
EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.
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.
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.
Magma Global’s carbon fiber/PEEK m-pipe subsea jumpers will be used by C-Innovation for remediation of suspected subsea pipe blockage.
Orbex offered a peek into its Scotland-based rocket facility, unveiling its carbon fiber winding equipment and 3D printed single piece rocket engines, as well as its new Mission Control Centre.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
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ProM IS 500 is said to be the first industrial printer for continuous fiber-reinforced high-temperature plastics.
Constructed of fire-retardant fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane walls and pultruded beams, the self contained living unit is designed to withstand extreme Antarctic weather conditions.
Innovative injection/compression composites overmolding approach combines smaller injection molded inserts with compression molded parts.
AGC will provide a manufacturing as a service platform using Arevo’s Aqua 3D printer, which prints aerospace-grade CF/PEEK thermoplastic composite parts.
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.