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Composites 4.0: Architecture and ontology
Adaptive systems, IoT platforms and apps, the need for 4.0 standardization and a new way to develop and certify composite aerostructures.
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.
Coriolis Composites and Edixia develop inline inspection for AFP
Video and discussion of how the sensor and software operate to boost composites productivity
Dassault Systèmes, Rize Inc. partner to provide composite 3D printing solutions
Customers will be able to integrate Rize 3D printing technology with Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE software platform.
VR system now compatible with 3DEXPERIENCE platform
VRgineers’ XTAL virtual reality (VR) system is now compatible with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Modeling & Simulation Conference: Desiloing the Design Process
Dassault event challenges industry to break barriers between designers, analysts, manufacturing and business teams.
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.
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.
Boom Supersonic announces plans for XB-1 demonstrator roll-out
The company says it will complete its XB-1 supersonic aircraft demonstrator by December, with flight tests next year.
Composites-focused engineering, simulation services company launches in Germany
Simutence GmbH, a company started by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology graduates, offers custom simulation methods to composites manufacturers across end markets.
IACMI to host training workshop with Composites One, Closed Mold Alliance
The workshop will be held at the Composite Prototyping Center on June 11-12, 2019.
Continuous Composites, Spatial partner to advance composite 3D printing
As part of the partnership, Continuous Composites will use Spatial Corp.’s 3D software to advance its robotic continuous-fiber 3D printing technology.
Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures
New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.
Airbus and Dassault Systèmes partner on digitization and 3D design for next-generation aircraft
Airbus will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform with the aim of enabling digital design, manufacturing and services (DDMS) across all Airbus divisions and product lines.
Thermoplastic door a first for automotive composites
A team of automotive researchers are engaged in a four-year project with goals of building a lighter, 100% recyclable, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic door.
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.
Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.
Teaming to define what automotive CFRP could be
Ford and Magna explore a high-volume chassis front subframe build from co-molded chopped fiber and noncrimp fabric SMC.
Generative design and continuous 3D fiber deposition
Generative design replicates nature’s evolutionary approach by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.
People on the Move: May 2018
CW’s monthly roundup of people on the move in the composites industry.
MultiMech 18.0 features improved accuracy and speed
MultiMech 18.0 empowers engineers to perform faster, smarter and more realistic analysis of composites.
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- CAD/CAM/CAE hardware/software
- Kitting equipment and software
- Nesting software
- Projection/alignment systems, laser
- Additive manufacturing/3D printing systems
- 3-D printing
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- CAD/CAM/CAE design
- Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
- Materials analysis
- Product design
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