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GKN Aerospace, SAMC, AVIC Supply sign JV agreement for advanced aerostructures

GKN Aerospace, SAMC, AVIC Supply sign JV agreement for advanced aerostructures
The strategic joint venture agreement supports GKN’s growth in the Chinese commercial aerospace market.

The markets: Aerospace (2021)
The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.

3D printing with PEEK and LM-PAEK onto premade CFRP structures

Future composite manufacturing - AFP and Additive Manufacturing
TU Munich symposium explores how these technologies are merging and reviews R&D that is creating a path forward.

Competition Composites Inc.

2020 CW Top Shops recognizes top-performing facilities
CW's second annual Top Shops benchmarking survey helps composites fabricators put their operations into perspective and illuminates top-ranking facilities.

Moving forward on the Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator (MFFD)
Clean Sky 2’s MFFD program continues to move toward its goal of delivering a welded, thermoplastic composite fuselage demonstrator using next-generation manufacturing processes.

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)
Despite the 737 MAX groundings, several new programs on the horizon portend increasing use of composites in commercial aerostructures for several 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.

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