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Defense

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.

Urban Air Mobility

UAMMI, ElectraFly to make 3D-printed UAM aircraft parts

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative and a Utah-based aviation company to 3D-print CFRP parts for urban air mobility aircraft.

Aerospace

UAMMI selects new executive director

The Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative has selected commercial aerospace industry veteran Dr. Tulinda Larsen for the position.

Materials

Wind energy: Gale force growth ahead

Columnist Dale Brosius addresses recent accomplishments, forecasts and recycling challenges affecting the wind energy industry — and composites use within it.

Carbon Fibers

JEC World 2020 preview: Biteam

Biteam, a 3D weaving specialist, is featuring a new carbon fiber-based, small, cross-sectioned, profiled, tapered tube reinforcement for producing a stiff and lightweight composite structure.

Materials

JEC World 2020 preview: COBRA International

COBRA is exhibiting its latest foiling board technology and is presenting its process for recycling and reusing epoxy resin windsurf parts.

Epoxies

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.

Infusion

The coming decade: Clarity with a strong dose of uncertainty

Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.

Aerospace

IACMI Winter 2020 Meeting

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) held its winter meeting in Dayton, Ohio, U.S. January 21-23, updating its membership on the public-private institute's efforts to accelerate composites design and manufacturing.

Aerospace

SAMPE 2020 announces keynote speaker

Airbus Americas Vice President for Research and Technology Amanda Simpson will present on May 5 at SAMPE 2020 in Seattle, Wash., U.S.

Prepregs

Graphene-enhanced prepreg launched for lightning strike protection

Haydale's range of graphene-enhanced prepreg materials utilize functionalized nanomaterials to improve the electrical conductivity in aerospace applications.

Defense

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in

Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.

Design/Simulation

Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process

Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.

Aerospace

Airbus naval unmanned aerial vehicle prototype performs first flight

The next step for the VSR700 unmanned aerial system prototype is free flight testing, moving toward performance trials with the French Navy in 2021.

CAMX Awards, ACE nominees span material, process types

There are two parts competitions at CAMX, the CAMX Awards and ACMA’s Awards in Composites Excellence (ACE).

CAMX Expo

Download today's news from CAMX 2019: Tuesday, Sept. 24

CW is reporting live from CAMX 2019 this week in Anaheim, California. Read today’s show headlines about the keynote speaker from Protolabs and award nominees.

Aerospace

COBRA delivers GFRP covers for agricultural UAVs

COBRA’s drone covers use a composite laminate of glass fiber reinforcements combined with epoxy laminating resins in a hand laminated, vacuum bag consolidated production process. 

Aerospace

AeroVironment's HAWK30 achieves first flight

The first successful flight test of the solar-powered HAPS unmanned aircraft system took place on Sept. 11, 2019 at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.

Automotive

The state of recycled carbon fiber

As the need for carbon fiber rises, can recycling fill the gap?

Carbon Fibers

From carbon fiber skateboard maker to contract manufacturer

Elevated Materials makes its mission to deliver reclaimed high-quality aerospace carbon fiber to a variety of industries.

Automotive

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites

Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Vectorply Corp.

Vectorply Corp. has announced it will unveil three new lightweight carbon non-crimp fabrics at CAMX 2019.

Additive Manufacturing

Composite 3D printing start-up Fortify secures funding

Fortify’s Fluxprint technology combines magnetics and digital light processing (DLP) 3D printing to produce composite parts with optimized mechanical properties.

Aerospace

Park puts focus on aerospace business

Park Electrochemical Corp. announces the merger of its aerospace technologies subsidiary  and a company name change to Park Aerospace Corp.