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The untapped potential in Formula 1 composite manufacture
Formula 1’s midfield teams are struggling to bridge the gap to their better resourced frontrunning counterparts. Could Industry 4.0 composites manufacturing automation level the playing field?
2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights
The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.
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.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence 3D-prints aerospace parts
The company is using Stratasys 3D printers for prototype and production parts using composites and other advanced materials.
Solvay, Stratasys partner for additive manufacturing
The companies will develop an aerospace-grade polymer for use with Stratasys 3D printers.
NCAMP releases first additive manufacturing qualification program
The National Center for Advanced Materials Performance’s first qualified additive material is ULTEM 9085 resin from Stratasys.
IDEC uses additive manufacturing to cut composite tooling costs
IDEC explains how Stratasys 3D printing helped the company cut the time, cost and material waste involved with traditional composite molding.
Micro transportation: BMW personal mover concept
Recycled composites, additive manufacturing and 3D printing enhance form, function of fun-to-drive personal transport.
Stratasys software streamlines design-to-3D printing process
The company’s Advanced FDM software reportedly eliminates CAD-to-STL conversion, speeding part processing.
3D printing is missing the third dimension
Emerging processes like continuous fiber manufacturing, in-situ consolidation and tool-less manufacturing are bringing composite 3D printing into the third dimension.
48th auto-plastics competition highlights changing industry
Additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, greener parts featured prominently.
GKN Aerospace sees FDM and carbon-reinforced parts as future of additive manufacturing
The company anticipates greater move towards the use of FDM additive manufacturing to produce high-value, flight-critical, end-use composite parts.
Stratasys offers industrial 3D printer dedicated to carbon-fiber-filled Nylon 12
The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition is an industrial quality system that is being offered at $70,000 in the US.
Drones: Composite UAVs take flight
First seen in defense applications, unpiloted aircraft development is surging in the commercial world, enabled by a host of new material, process and assembly technologies.
Additive manufacturing factory floor solutions from Stratasys
Stratasys has unveiled a range of new solutions designed to accelerate the use of additive manufacturing on the factory floor.
Siemens launches network to accelerate 3D printing in global manufacturing
Online collaborative platform brings on-demand engineering expertise, digital tools and production capacity for additive manufacturing to the global manufacturing industry.
JEC World 2018: Highlights
You will read more about what we discovered at JEC World 2018 in the coming weeks and months, but for now this is a quick review of some of the highlights from the world’s largest composites trade show.
3D printing helps Latécoère cut lead times
Latécoère is deploying Stratasys FDM additive manufacturing throughout its design and production process.
Chocolate Factory replaces metal parts with Stratasys composite 3D printing material
3D printed replacement machine part, produced in Stratasys FDM Nylon 12CF thermoplastic containing 35% chopped carbon fiber.
Live from 2017 Carbon Fiber conference
Automation, 3D printing and thermoplastics herald a new future for carbon fiber composites.
The big blue bear: Redux
It’s been 12 years since I wrote “Composite Sculpture Bears a Second Look” about the big blue bear sculpture in downtown Denver, CO, US. The project opened my eyes to digital design, and gave me the opportunity to meet the sculptor, Lawrence Argent. Argent passed away last week.
- Additive manufacturing/3D printing systems
- 3-D printing
- Fused deposition modeling
- Other additive manufacturing
- Thermoplastic materials
- Aerospace, aircraft interior
- Aerospace, radomes
- CAD/CAM/CAE design
- Testing, materials
- Testing, product