#PEKK

Carbon Fibers

Hexcel launches electrically conductive PEKK-based carbon fiber material

HexPEKK EM is a high-performance material for additive manufacturing that meets electromagnetic shielding, radiation absorption requirements. 

Thermoplastics

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems

Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.

Carbon Fibers

RAPM development with PtFS

Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.

Carbon Fibers

9T Labs, Arkema present new manufacturing approach for small aerospace parts

The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.

Manufacturing the complex geometry parts of RAPM

Boeing-led program explores simulation, tooling, preforming and molding approaches to lower composites part cost.

Construction

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

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.

Carbon Fibers

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 1: Feedstock

Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.

Consumer

New Arkema resins focus on 3D printing, solid-surface applications

The Arkema Group is showcasing its advanced materials solutions developed to meet changing 3D production technologies in the construction, transportation, wind and sporting goods sectors.

Carbon Fibers

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator

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 .

ATL/AFP

Using mobile susceptors to innovate thermoplastic induction welding

IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.

Epoxies

Advancing thermoplastic composites and RTM for Clean Sky 2 in Spain

EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.

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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.

Consumer

3D printed composites with 60% fiber, less than 1% voids

9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components.

Additive Manufacturing

Arkema expands high-performance solutions to the 3D printing of composites

Arkema announces partnerships for innovative new solutions for manufacturing continuous fiber composite parts using 3D printing.

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

3D printing continuous fiber on the desktop

Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.

Hi-Temp Resins

Solvay introduces high-temperature PEEK polymer

KetaSpire PEEK XT promises the chemical resistance of standard PEEK plus significantly higher strength and stiffness at elevated temperatures.

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.

Prepregs

Automated joining of hybrid metal-thermoplastic composite structures

The FlexHyJoin production cell combines surface structuring, induction and laser joining and NDT for automotive mass production.

Thermoplastics

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

Accelerating thermoplastic composites in aerospace

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

Aerospace

Hexcel materials, AM process approved for Boeing aerospace structures

Boeing has approved Hexcel’s HexAM laser sintering process and end-use structures made using the company’s HexPEKK-100 carbon fiber/PEKK material.

Fabrics/Preforms

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.

Aerospace

Bigger, better, faster, more

Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan considers the implications of propitious aircraft OEM announcements for the aerocomposites supply chain.