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Airborne launches Industrialization Partner Model
The model acts as a composite industrialization guide, enabling support from early composite production development up to technological implementation.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
Into the Hyperloop
The role of composites in the fifth mode of transport.
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
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
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
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
SABIC expanded its materials offerings in short-fiber injection and long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) materials to include continuous-fiber thermoplastic tapes.
CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Airborne
A new online digital portal for composites laminates will be introduced by Airborne at CAMX.
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.
SABIC's innovations of scale
SABIC at JEC World 2019 offered a virtual reality-based peek at its new Digital Composites Manufacturing line — a collaboration with Airborne aimed at automated, large scale laminate production of thermoplastic composite parts.
Solvay and Airborne to partner on developing automated processing for composite materials
The partnership aims to identify solutions to the industrialization challenges facing the composites industry.
Design engineering of tailored preforms
Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.
JEC World 2019 preview: SABIC
SABIC (Pittsfield, Mass., U.S., 6/P12) is highlighting the progress of its Digital Composites Manufacturing line, an automated digital systems for rapid, large-scale laminate manufacturing, via a 360-degree virtual reality experience.
- Matrix resins, thermoset
- Epoxy, 250 F cure
- Epoxy, 350 F cure
- Epoxy, toughened
- Thermoplastic materials
- Fiber placement
- Filament winding
- Thermoset materials
- Adhesive bonding
- Autoclave cure
- Cutting, finishing, and machining
- Fiber placement
- Filament winding
- Hand layup
- Honeycomb structures
- Moldmaking and patternmaking
- Resin transfer molding (RTM)
- Structural reaction injection molding (SRIM)
- Vacuum forming
- Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
- Aerospace, fuselage/wing
- Aerospace, radomes
- Armor, composite
- Carbon/carbon composites
- Flywheels, composite
- Marine, other
- Pressure vessels
- Other composite structures
- Consulting, materials
- Consulting, process development
- Consulting, structual design