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IIAMS wing box road map to certification

IIAMS wing box road map to certification
Airbus DS uses Clean Sky demonstrators as part of broad strategy to ready next-gen aircraft technology for flight.

Leaders in composites and continuous fiber AM to speak at MarineAM event

Leaders in composites and continuous fiber AM to speak at MarineAM event
Inaugural two-day conference in July will feature 9T Labs, BComp, Com&Sens, Hexcel, Airborne, moi composites and others.

Development of dry fiber preforms and other technologies for Smart Rotors

Development of dry fiber preforms and other technologies for Smart Rotors
Airborne, KVE Composites, RHIA, Royal NLR and TU Delft partner in EU project for ultra-efficient propeller/rotor blades in hybrid and electric aircraft, UAM and drones.

Airborne, JETCAM develop digital interface for automated kitting

Airborne, JETCAM develop digital interface for automated kitting
Integration of Airborne’s automated kitting solution and JETCAM’s CrossTrack software provides seamless data exchange for automated kitting of composite plies. 

Airborne launches Industrialization Partner Model

Airborne launches Industrialization Partner Model
The model acts as a composite industrialization guide, enabling support from early composite production development up to technological implementation.  

DLR Institute for Structures and Design development of Composites 4.0 automation

Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms
An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  

Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system

Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system
Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.

Focus on automation leads to Severstal’s second investment in Airborne

Focus on automation leads to Severstal’s second investment in Airborne
Russian mining and steel firm Severstal’s $10 million investment makes Airborne the first-choice partner in Russia for all composite projects.

Severstal invests in Airborne automated composites manufacturing

Severstal invests in Airborne automated composites manufacturing
Airborne will work with steel company Severstal to explore integration of metal and composites.

Plug-and-produce AFP system installed in one day and debuts at composites automation center

Plug-and-produce AFP system installed in one day and debuts at composites automation center
Addcomposites completes installations of its AFP-XS toolhead at KUKA Finland and SAM|XL in Netherlands.

Core filler for aircraft interiors promises less weight, lower costs

Core filler for aircraft interiors promises less weight, lower costs
Von Roll’s NEXT GEN core filler is designed to maximize local stiffness and increase strength of honeycomb core in composite sandwich panels while saving weight.

Airborne substrate panels enable JUICE spacecraft solar array

Airborne substrate panels enable JUICE spacecraft solar array
Airborne delivers solar array substrate panels for use in the European Space Agency’s mission to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. 

Airborne UK joins the National Composites Centre as Tier 2 member

Airborne UK joins the National Composites Centre as Tier 2 member
The companies plan to work together on automation and collaborative digital projects, with the goal of reducing the cost of manufacturing composite structures at rate.

Virgin Hyperloop One’s XP-1 test pod on display at COSI (Columbus, Ohio, U.S.).

Into the Hyperloop
The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.

Airborne, NCC to develop AFP data warehouse architecture

Airborne, NCC to develop AFP data warehouse architecture
Using the National Composites Centre’s Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) machine, the project will develop a data warehouse to connect automation with digitalization and enable Industry 4.0.

Airborne launches composite printing portal

Airborne launches composite printing portal
The first application of the portal is for thermoset laminates manufactured in prepreg material by Airborne’s Automated Laminating Cell (ALC) technology.

Increasing access to AFP

Increasing access to AFP
Addcomposites is democratizing composites manufacturing by leasing a low-cost toolhead that turns any robot into an automated fiber placement machine.

High-speed, high-rate thermoplastic composites manufacturing

High-speed, high-rate thermoplastic composites manufacturing
A novel process from SABIC and Airborne promises high-speed, high-rate production of thermoplastic composite laminates for mainstream manufacturing and a variety of applications.

Evolving into continuous fiber reinforcements

Evolving into continuous fiber reinforcements
SABIC expanded its materials offerings in short-fiber injection and long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials to include continuous-fiber thermoplastic tapes.

Automated Laminating Cell. Source | Airborne

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Airborne
A new online digital portal for composites laminates will be introduced by Airborne at CAMX.

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Airborne Oil & Gas, SÍMEROS qualify deepwater TCP Risers in Brazil
The thermoplastic composite pipe riser for deepsea oil and gas applications will be the first qualified in Brazil.

Product Categories of Airborne

Materials
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
    • Other preforms
  • Preforms, impregnated
    • Carbon
    • Other preforms
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
  • Roll-wrapping machines (not tables)
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
Fabricating Services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
    • Vacuum forming
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Armor, composite
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Flywheels, composite
  • Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
  • Marine, other
  • Pressure vessels
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, business development/acquisition
    • Consulting, environmental
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, structual design
    • Consulting, other