High-denier, spread-tow Nextel 610 fiber and novel alumina matrix enable AFP production of Ox-Ox ceramic matrix composites.
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CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
Installation of the automated Fiber Patch Placement system in Fraunhofer IGCV’s Fiber Placement Center serves active technology and application development.
Flatline Creel uses low-pressure, low-friction patented pneumatic technology to regulate the torque applied to each position on the creel.
Sicomin GreenPoxy 33 meets high-performance windsurfing fins requirements, accommodating significant loads, high torsion stiffness and flexibility.
Alucoat are metal-coated, glass or basalt fibers suitable as electromagnetic shielding material in automotive applications such as radar or antennae.
The company offers its woven E-Webbings and TPCM thermoplastic materials to increase part functionality and utility for a variety of industries.
Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
Collins Aerospace deemed Teijin Ltd.’s Tenax thermoplastic woven fabric and consolidated laminate materials suitable for large-scale production of structural components.
Classic Recreations’ limited-edition Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition cars is said to mark the first extensive use of carbon fiber in an American muscle car.
On the last day of the 2020 National Composites Week, composites professionals tell us why they think composites are essential. A million thanks to everyone who participated.
The ability to create solid blocks of woven carbon fiber presents the opportunity to create complex load bearing structures for aerospace applications.
Toray Performance Materials Corp. is featuring its line of high-performance, high-volume, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials.
Compared to more traditional forms of composites manufacturing, prepregs enable reduced manufacturing costs and enhance production performance.
Developed by an Egyptian research consortium, PalmFil fibers and nonwovens have been developed for use in automotive composite applications and more.
The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters.
The ST2 system, tested with pitch carbon fiber and alumina fiber, enables high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA, integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
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?
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
The partnership will apply Hypetex’s carbon fiber colorization technologies with Sigmatex’s sigmaDesign product.