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.
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.
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.
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.
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
From fabrics to resins, a number of new combinations of materials went into the making of the world’s first curved pultruded automotive part.
The new verification allows the materials to be used in all DNV GL classed vessels.
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?
Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC
New features enable increased efficiency for curved structures using biaxial and quasi-isotropic laminates.
A range of Hexcel HiMax carbon fiber multiaxials and PrimeTex spread tow woven fabrics enhance an all-carbon-fiber luxury catamaran.
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.
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
A ski manufacturer uses Hexcel dry carbon fiber tapes to increase cross-country ski performance, manufacturing efficiency and surface finish.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
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Hexcel is showcasing new composites technologies and parts that have been developed for the marine, automotive and sport industries.
Woven fabrics manufacturer Bally Ribbon Mills is highlighting its film infusion capabilities for 3D woven joints woven thermal protection systems and more.
FMI is an industry-leading technology company specializing in high-temperature materials and composites for defense.
Three decades of lessons learned using corrosion-resistant glass fiber-reinforced composites in piping at SABIC’s Netherlands chlorine production plant.
Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.