Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
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.
DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.
Developed by an Egyptian research consortium, PalmFil fibers and nonwovens have been developed for use in automotive composite applications and more.
Compared to more traditional forms of composites manufacturing, prepregs enable reduced manufacturing costs and enhance production performance.
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.
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?
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
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.
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.
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.
The new verification allows the materials to be used in all DNV GL classed vessels.
Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
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.