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Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

Published on 7/1/2020

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   

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No business case for reteaching robots

Published on 6/27/2020

DLR Center for Lightweight Production Technology has developed an AI-equipped work cell where collaborative robots can switch from producing composite rear pressure bulkheads to fuselage panels without requiring reprogramming or retraining.

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Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

Published on 6/26/2020

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. 

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Surface treatment for adhesive bonding: Thermoset vs. thermoplastic composites

Published on 6/24/2020

According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials. 

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Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Published on 6/23/2020

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.

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Glossary

Published on 6/15/2020

Glossary of composites terms

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Engel, Fill develop automated cell for thermoplastic composites

Published on 6/11/2020

The system combines a tape-laying cell with a consolidation unit to produce fit-for-purpose blanks with 15-30 tapes in 1-minute intervals. 

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Thermoplastic components successfully flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

Published on 6/4/2020

The components were manufactured for Bell by GKN Aerospace for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.

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Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Published on 5/26/2020

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.

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Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Published on 5/21/2020

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

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