Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
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The multi-functional melt spinning system facilitates the development of precursor synthetic textile materials, as well as biodegradable composite materials.
AGC Chemicals Americas' mPLASTICS are new fluoropolymer-modified compounds to enhance the performance of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.
Electroimpact’s 6-axis continuous fiber 3D printer, one part of future multi-functional manufacturing cell
The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM) system 3D prints with continuous fiber tape or filament and seamlessly swaps end effectors for large-scale pellet deposition and CNC machining.
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.
According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
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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.
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.