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IACMI: Driving innovation in the advanced composites industry
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.
More from JEC World 2019
CW continues to share composites industry news, product releases and more as the editors unpack findings from JEC 2019.
Low-profile, high-performance manufacturer
Advanced Composite Products & Technology Inc. provides innovative and cost-efficient composite solutions to some of the most difficult and demanding real world applications.
The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.
CRTC and IACMI to develop advanced carbon recycling equipment
Thanks to a new contract with IACMI, the CRTC will pioneer ways to automate processing of carbon prepreg scrap. This technology breakthrough is essential so recycled carbon fiber can be processed in high volumes, says CRTC.
Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.
Google shoots the moon
Google Lunar XPRIZE contenders turn to space- and launch-friendly composites.
Supply and demand: Advanced fibers
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs
Composites help Bell V-280 toward Future Vertical Lift
Bell’s design for future military helicopter uses hybrid metal-composite construction and Large Cell Carbon Core technology for unitized wing.
Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.
Toray extends Boeing carbon fiber contract, will build new carbon fiber plant
Toray will build in South Carolina a 2,000-ton-capacity plant that integrates precursor, carbon fiber and prepreg production for the Boeing 787 and 777X.
Correction: October 2015
Correction to information published in September 2015 CW.
Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone
Epoxies continue to be developed for faster cure to meet automotive production rates.
Why South Carolina? Why now?
CW guest columnist Tom Lemire (T.F. Lemire Consulting Inc., Irvine, CA, US), comments on the aerospace industry's current attraction to this particular spot on the US map and wonders if it's the beginning of a trend.
Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.
Nondestructive inspection: Better, faster and cheaper
Faced with new time and cost pressures, NDI system suppliers are integrating inspection with manufacturing to reduce its share in part cost and cycle time.
Revisioning the Viper: Clamshell hood challenge
Autoclave-cured carbon-fiber prepreg hood/fender combo proves as technically formidable as it is visually stunning.
In-house prepregging: Cost/benefit calculus
Scaled-down systems are flexible enough for R&D and production, but can they earn their keep?
Lightning strike protection strategies for composite aircraft
Tried-and-true materials thrive, but new approaches and new forms designed to process faster are entering the marketplace.
SpeedNews Aviation Suppliers Conferences 2013 report
Aircraft industry publication SpeedNews drew 540 delegates to its back-to-back aviation suppliers conferences, held March 4-6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.). Here's HPC's take on the proceedings.
JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.
- Fibers, organic
- Carbon, PAN-based
- Reinforcements, unimpregnated
- Carbon, Yarns
- Prepregs, thermoset
- Epoxy, <12K tow
- Epoxy, 3-inch tape
- Epoxy, 6-inch tape
- Epoxy, 60-inch tape
- Epoxy, Other tape
- Epoxy, Fabric
- Epoxy, Other broadgoods
- Epoxy, 250 F cure
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, <12K tow
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, >12K tow
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, 3-inch tape
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, 6-inch tape
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, 12-inch tape
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, 60-inch tape
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other tape
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, Fabric
- Epoxy, 250 F cure, Other broadgoods
- Epoxy, 350 F cure
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, <12K tow
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, 3-inch tape
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, 6-inch tape
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, 12-inch tape
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, 60-inch tape
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other tape
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, Fabric
- Epoxy, 350 F cure, Other broadgoods
- Epoxy, toughened
- Epoxy, toughened, <12K tow
- Epoxy, toughened, 3-inch tape
- Epoxy, toughened, 6-inch tape
- Epoxy, toughened, 12-inch tape
- Epoxy, toughened, 60-inch tape
- Epoxy, toughened, Other tape
- Epoxy, toughened, Fabric
- Epoxy, toughened, Other broadgoods
- Testing, materials