Next-generation composites materials and processes explored
A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry.
Top of Next-Gen Materials and Processes cover. Photo Credit: CW
CompositesWorld has published, with its November 2020 issue, a supplement titled “Next-Gen Materials and Processes” which reviews software, resin systems and manufacturing processes under development to meet the demands of emerging applications.
- Liquid molding vs. welded thermoplastic
- Reprocessable thermosets
- Automated fiber placement meets 3D printing
- Digital testing and qualification
- 3D printing with continuous fiber
- Ceramic matrix composites
- Future fuselage fabrication technologies
- Pressure vessels for hydrogen storage
- Next-generation composites qualification
Click here to access the digital edition of the “Next-Gen Materials and Processes” supplement.
Special thanks to the supplement’s sponsors:
- A&P Technology
- Adapt Laser Systems
- Airtech International
- Coastal Enterprises
- Composites Evolution
- Composites One
- Engineering Technology Corp.
- Pacific Coast Composites
- Smart Tooling
- Toray Industries
As composites take a larger part (and form larger parts) in the aerospace structures sector, it’s not just a make-it-or-break-it proposition.
Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.
A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.