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GKN, Raytheon reach agreement for composite missile canisters

GKN, Raytheon reach agreement for composite missile canisters
Per the three-year contract, GKN Aerospace will provide Raytheon with 95 Mk30 missile canisters that are manufactured via a filament winding process followed by vacuum infusion.

3D printing CFRP molds for RTM flaperon, exoskeletons and more

3D printing CFRP molds for RTM flaperon, exoskeletons and more
The Chair of Carbon Composites at TU Munich is advancing composite additive manufacturing via large-scale extrusion, continuous fiber printing, integrating heating into tools and more.

Airbus Wing of Tomorrow 17-meter lower wing skin tool with lid on at Spirit AeroSystems (Europe)

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow
Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.

U.K. companies join Team Tempest project to advance future air combat

U.K. companies join Team Tempest project to advance future air combat
Bombardier, GKN Aerospace, and more have signed agreements to progress design, manufacture and operation of the U.K.’s combat air system technologies.

GKN Aerospace Sweden joins feasibility studies for future fighter engine technology

GKN Aerospace Sweden joins feasibility studies for future fighter engine technology
The participation furthers GKN Aerospace’s growth in the defense market and ensures Sweden’s increased air combat capabilities.

GKN Aerospace receives keys to Global Technology Centre in Bristol

GKN Aerospace receives keys to Global Technology Centre in Bristol
The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.

Recycled thermoplastic composite rotorcraft access panel takes flight
Designed as part of the TPC-Cycle program, the flight-tested panel demonstrates a lighter, cost-effective, sustainable thermoplastic composite application.

Thermoplastic components successfully flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

Thermoplastic components successfully flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor
The components were manufactured for Bell by GKN Aerospace for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.

GKN, Eviation collaborate on Alice all-electric aircraft

GKN, Eviation collaborate on Alice all-electric aircraft
GKN Aerospace will be involved in the design and manufacture of the aircraft’s wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS).

SAMPE North America launches thermoplastics video series

SAMPE North America launches thermoplastics video series
The 17-part educational video series focuses on current and upcoming trends in thermoplastics, including aerospace applications, co-consolidation and more.

Leaders in the composites industry work together to develop ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Leaders in the composites industry work together to develop ventilators for COVID-19 patients
A U.K.-government funded project collects Meggitt, GKN, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and others to quickly help meet demand.

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator
CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms

The markets: Aerospace (2020)
With the 737 MAX grounded, the global aerospace supply chain was thrown into disarray in 2019. Still, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing composites use in commercial aerostructures for coming decades.

CW's top 10 articles of 2019

CW's top 10 articles of 2019
It’s time to reflect upon the trends and innovations seen in the composites industry over the past year and contemplate what might be ahead in 2020.

Top composites news stories of 2019

Top composites news stories of 2019
The top 10 most viewed composites news stories of 2019.

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Aerion Supersonic business jet

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Aerion Supersonic business jet
GKN Aerospace will design and develop the empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems for the AS2.

Mikrosam to supply GKN Fokker with AFP, consolidation equipment for thermoplastic composites

Mikrosam to supply GKN Fokker with AFP, consolidation equipment for thermoplastic composites
The suite of equipment includes Mikrosam’s latest automated fiber placement (AFP) machine, slitting equipment for thermoplastic prepregs and a custom-engineered thermoplastic consolidating machine.

People in Composites: November 2019

People in Composites: November 2019
Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Gulfstream G700

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Gulfstream G700
Thermoplastic composites feature prominently in the new G700 business jet design.

GKN Aerospace delivers RTM demonstrator tool for Wing of Tomorrow

GKN Aerospace delivers RTM demonstrator tool for Wing of Tomorrow
The 4-meter mid-scale tool enables large-scale use of resin transfer molding to manufacture a composite wing spar with reduced costs and weight.

Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites, NCC sign R&D partnership agreement
As a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre, Toray Advanced Composites will collaborate with the the NCC on automotive and aerospace R&D programs.

Product Categories of GKN Aerospace

Fabricating Services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Compression molding
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Compression molding
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Metal matrix composites
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Product design
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