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Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
SME recognizes leaders in aerospace and defense manufacturing
Boeing technical fellow Kurtis Willden, Aligned Vision and the Boeing Co. received 2020 Excellence in Composites Manufacturing Awards.
Automation options arise for labor-intensive composites
Typically labor-intensive fabrication processes have more automation options as new technology works in concert with operators to improve efficiency.
JEC World 2020 preview: Aligned Vision
Aligned Vision is demonstrating how its BUILDGUIDE process control suite advances the digital factory with paperless layup and non-layup guidance, plus automatic inspection and documentation.
CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Aligned Vision
Aligned Vision is featuring its recently launched TARGETGUIDE automatic alignment system at CAMX 2019.
Evolving AFP for the next generation
‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.
Automated, in-situ inspection a necessity for next-gen aerospace
Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.
Looking ahead at composites trends in 2019
Columnist Dale Brosius predicts 2019 will reveal growth opportunities in infrastructure, wind energy and personal air mobility for composites.
The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.
Serving the composites world in Israel and the US
Military and commercial tier supplier Elbit Cyclone maintains precision and quality as it continues growth in composites, complex assemblies and high-rate production.
Thriving aerospace pioneer builds business in the air and on land
Aerospace tier supplier Kanfit Ltd. is expanding, offering both composite and metal parts for applications in an expanding range of high-performance markets.
Composites at AeroDef 2018
Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.
Data infrastructure in composites manufacturing: A growing need
As more automation enters the fabrication process for composites, new data infrastructure is required to guide that automation.
McNair Aerospace Center: Closing the composites education gap
As the composites industry in South Carolina continues to expand through Boeing and its tier suppliers, composites education follows suit through the McNair Center.
Improving composites processing with automated inspection
Automated, in-situ inspection bypasses the bottleneck of manual inspection.
Machine vision: Rapid error detection
Aerospace-aimed ply placement technology evolves into process management and near-real time inspection system for production laminated composite parts.
Laser projection: Envisioning more than templates
Advanced systems offer ply-placement verification, aids to faster assembly and manufacturing process and quality control.
CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.
SAMPE 2013 Long Beach new product showcase
The SAMPE 2013 trade show (May 6-9, in Long Beach, Calif.) was the venue for introductions of a large number of new composite materials, technologies and manufacturing processes. Here's the HPC editorial staff's compilation of what was on display.
Ply placement: Largest laser projection system for wind blade manufacture
Following the recent installation of a 16-projector system for an aircraft fuselage application, Assembly Guidance Systems Inc. (Chelmsford, Mass.) recently delivered what it says is the largest unified laser-projection system of its kind, for wind turbine blade fabrication.
JEC Paris 2011 Review
This annual Paris trade event’s statistics signal an advanced composites resurgence.
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- Kitting equipment and software
- Material handling equipment
- Process controls
- Projection/alignment systems, laser
- Composite repair equipment
- Repair kits and equipment
- Surface analyzers
- Other testing equipment
- Inspection services