Ontario-based Research Casting International uses composites to build lightweight, durable dinosaur castings for museums around the world.
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Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
Corvette CFRP rear bumper beam is the auto industry’s first use of new technology.
The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.
Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.
Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
Typically labor-intensive fabrication processes have more automation options as new technology works in concert with operators to improve efficiency.
Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
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Porsche racecar is first to sport part-via-preform technology.
ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.
Innovative injection/compression composites overmolding approach combines smaller injection molded inserts with compression molded parts.
Arris Composites introduces a patent-pending technology that manufactures high-performance thermoplastic composite components with a combination of additive manufacturing technology and high-speed compression molding. Has mass production of advanced composite components finally arrived?
Additive manufacturing technology company expands offerings to include high-performance composites.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is working on two multi-robot automated fiber and tape placement technologies that could change the paradigm in large-part aerocomposites manufacturing.
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement are similar, but not the same. Can narrow tapes provide a middle ground with advantages of both processes for next-gen aircraft?
IACMI precompetitive research explores carbon fiber-reinforced prepreg, SMC with novel matrix for structural passenger-car applications.
A carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP) module developed at the Technical University of Munich survived its first launch — and a “hard landing” — in March.
Shorter, lighter, smaller footprint Fiberpress machines are ideal for facilities with lower ceilings, automated production lines.
Combining braided tape, overmolding and form-locking, herone produces one-piece, high-torque gear-driveshaft as demonstrator for broad range of applications.
Affordable, sustainable, efficient manufacture of biomass-based acrylonitrile — the primary feedstock of carbon fiber production — is leaving the lab and entering the real world.
The 45-story One South First building, on the 11-acre Domino Park campus in Brooklyn, N.Y., features a geometrically complex concrete facade made, in part, with composite molds fabricated using large-format additive manufacturing.
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.
Pre-spread, pre-scored tow band provides better fiber dispersion, wetout, molding properties.
Laser MicroJet technology offers high accuracy and speed without heat issues, burring or replacement of cutting tools.
CAD-guided casting boosts precision, utility of reusable vacuum bags.
Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.
Danobat’s ADMP is used to produce a wing demonstrator with non-crimp fabrics.