VIDEOS

Digital Demos

Braided carbon fiber & resin transfer molding for complex composites

Hawthorn Composites, a division of SpinTech Holdings Inc., reviews case studies of its high-value complex composites parts developed by deploying low-cost materials with resin transfer molding and novel manufacturing methods.

Aerospace

Bell starts operations at new Manufacturing Technology Center

Composites and metals manufacturing, automation, additive manufacturing and metrology will be undergirded by digital connectivity and digital twin to support affordable production of future vertical lift aircraft.
#automation #composites4_0

Automotive

Arrival EV producer becomes a Nasdaq-listed public company

Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.
#electricvehicles

Digital Demos

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

In this Digital Demo, Vectorply provides an overview of its fiber formatting capabilities and technical support operations.

NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter prepares for first flight

The composites-intensive helicopter is to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet, with the goal of hovering 3 meters above the Martian surface.
#space

Royal Engineered Composites named Innovation Business of the Year

The NBDC-based award was given based on the company’s goal to develop more efficient manufacturing processes, reduce scrap, labor and improve supply chain via robotic and AI technologies.
#automation

Design/Simulation

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Prepregs

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Additive Manufacturing

Thermwood presents low-cost LSAM Additive Systems

LSAM Additive Printer is built around a 30-mm print head while retaining all features and print quality known to the company’s large flagship LSAM systems.