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Radius Engineering workcell enables composite flare housings for F-35

Radius Engineering workcell enables composite flare housings for F-35
New flare housing manufacturing facility will utilize RTM workcell from Radius Engineering to manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft’s countermeasure flares.

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories
Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.

Quickstep opens flare housing manufacturing facility

Quickstep opens flare housing manufacturing facility
The new facility, in Bankstown, Australia, will manufacture composite housings for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft’s countermeasure flares.

internet of things, industry 4.0, digital thread

Plataine chosen for Swinburne-led project to advance Industry 4.0 manufacturing of industrial scale composites
At the SAMPE 2019 conference, the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program announced funding for a joint project with Plataine, led by Swinburne University of Technology, to research techniques for manufacturing high volume, lightweight composites.

C-130J

Quickstep signs wing flap contract extension with Lockheed Martin
The Australian advanced carbon fiber composites manufacturer will supply C‐130J/LM‐100J wing flaps for an additional five‐years, covering the period 2020 to 2024.

advanced composite solutions

Triumph and Quickstep to partner on advanced composite solutions
The two companies will work together to offer composites solutions to customers in the US and Australian aerospace and defense markets.

F-35

Quickstep to produce F-35 flare housings
The carbon fiber component manufacturer will receive funding to produce composite housings for an F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flare.

Quickstep and ATR Group announce composites manufacturing partnership
Partners poised for strong presence in European market.

People on the move: April 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

Dale Brosius

Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.

Dale Brosius

Composites manufacturing — where the excitement lives
A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius points out that for today's engineering students, a Ph.D in manufacturing could open the door to an exciting, alternative career path.

tooling

Tooling
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

Dale Brosius

IACMI – One insider’s perspective
A CW columnist, a composites industry consultant and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius asks, “What if we took a ‘big hat’ approach to reach faster, more cost-effective solutions?”

Australian carbon fiber center to partner with DowAksa
DowAksa will team with Deakin University and the Carbon Nexus facility to promote carbon for market adoption, and promote Australian expertise in materials and manufacturing.

Tooling (2015)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

What will be the next major iteration in carbon fiber?
A consultant and the president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites, the U.S. subsidiary of Australia-based Quickstep Technologies (Bankstown Airport, New South Wales), Dale Brosius surveys the carbon fiber horizon for signs of what carbon fiber types will be pre-eminent.

Why are suppliers morphing into fabricators?
CT managing editor Mike Musselman asks the question and examines the forces at work to make it a compelling trend. Part I of II.

Move over steel — Aluminum is now the target
Dale Brosius, a consultant and president of Quickstep Composites (Dayton, Ohio), observes that chasing aluminum as a competitor is a much easier task than chasing steel — if the composites industry can meet cost and volume requirements.

The market for OOA aerocomposites, 2013-2022
In the coming decade, out-of-autoclave technologies will increase composites penetration into primary flight structures.

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

Out-of-autoclave manufacturing: The green solution
Regular HPC columnist Dale Brosius calls attention to the environmental benefits of out-of-autoclave processing.

Product Categories of Quickstep Holdings Ltd.

Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, flight control surfaces
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Armor, composite
Autoclave cure
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
Coating and painting
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, fiberglass
Composite, prepreg
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Impregnation lines
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Other primary manufacturing equipment
Other thermoset fabricating services
Presses, low-pressure
Presses, software and controls
Prototyping
Repair services, equipment and machines
Spray guns
Sprayup
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM