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National Composites Centre unveils digital composites technologies
The U.K.’s National Composites Centre unveils new composites manufacturing technologies, marking the culmination of a two-year, £36.7m digitization project.
Overmolded hybrid parts open new composites markets
A process that combines continuous carbon fiber-reinforced PAEK with chopped fiber/PEEK overmolding is making inroads in the aerospace market. Parts that previously could not be produced cost-effectively from composites can now be made at less cost than their metal counterparts.
AZL production system wins JEC Innovation Award
AZL’s UItra-Fast Consolidator Machine, winner of the JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Industry/Equipment, will be the subject of further research into commercialization of the machine.
JEC World 2019 preview: Engel
At JEC World 2019, Engel Austria is presenting its technologies for organomelt processing, in-situ polymerization, HP-RTM and flow molding with SMC.
Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.
Plant Tour: Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing, Bristol, RI, US
Precision thermoplastics parts manufacturer expands into hybrid composites to help meet OEM demand for higher performance while trimming weight, cost and lead times.
Engel to present pre-series production solutions at Composites Europe
In partnership with Schöfer, Engel has developed a pre-series manufacturing cell for the manufacture of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced components using the in-situ polymerization technology.
Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation
Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?
Molding i3 body panels
Beyond its CFRP Life Module, BMW's i3 commuter car features doors, door inners, fenders, bumpers, a hood and a rear spoiler made from injection molded thermoplastic.