GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
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HexPEKK EM is a high-performance material for additive manufacturing that meets electromagnetic shielding, radiation absorption requirements.
Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.
Boeing-led program explores simulation, tooling, preforming and molding approaches to lower composites part cost.
Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
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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.
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.
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.
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.
EURECAT leads projects for TPC keel beam, window frames and thermoset RTM fuselage frames with TPC shear ties for next-gen aircraft.
According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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Despite the 737 MAX groundings, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing use of composites in commercial aerostructures for several decades.
9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components.
Arkema announces partnerships for innovative new solutions for manufacturing continuous fiber composite parts using 3D printing.
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.
Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.
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?
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.
The FlexHyJoin production cell combines surface structuring, induction and laser joining and NDT for automotive mass production.
Solvay is building a new thermoplastic tape production line at its Anaheim, Calif., facility, underscoring its focus on thermoplastic composites for aerospace.
ATC Manufacturing produces millions of thermoplastic composite parts per year, and is investing for future growth.
Boeing has approved Hexcel’s HexAM laser sintering process and end-use structures made using the company’s HexPEKK-100 carbon fiber/PEKK material.
Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.