Z.A. de Perache
Coudes , 63114 FR
As Seen In CompositesWorld
Compression RTM for production of future aerostructures
Automated preforming and 5-min resin infiltration show a way forward for lower-cost CFRP primary structures.
2018 CAMX Award finalists announced
The winning entries will be announced and presented during the General Session at CAMX on Tuesday, Oct.16 in Dallas, TX, US.
iSpecc sole distributor for Techni-Modul in UK
Newly formed company iSpecc Ltd. has been appointed the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Techni-Modul Engineering.
Live from 2017 Carbon Fiber conference
Automation, 3D printing and thermoplastics herald a new future for carbon fiber composites.
Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.
Automated preforming: Intelligent automation in pick-and-place systems
Layups go industrial with hand-like grippers that can fold fabric or prepreg into corners and robot-mounted cameras that inspect from fabric to cut plies to fiber gaps in final preforms.
Materials & Processes: Tooling for composites
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.
- Integrally heated
- RTM/resin infusion
- Resin injection
- Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
- Composite, fiberglass
- Composite, prepreg
- Mandrels, aluminum
- Mandrels, segmented
- Mandrels, steel
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- Drilling and cutting tools
- Ovens, oxidation
- Preform manufacturing equipment
- Thermoplastic materials
- Fiber placement
- Injection molding
- Resin transfer molding (RTM)
- Roll wrapping
- Vacuum forming
- Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
- Aerospace, aircraft interior
- Aerospace, fuselage/wing
- Automotive, body panels & substructures
- Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
- Carbon/carbon composites
- CAD/CAM/CAE design
- Civil engineering
- Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
- Inspection services
- Consulting, process development