VIDEOS

Construction

University of Delaware TuFF composite material shows high potential for UAM

High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.
#trends #layup #outofautoclave

Glass Fibers

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

Thermoplastics

Challenges of laser-assisted tape winding of thermoplastic composites

Practical solutions for process-related challenges in LATW, which has great potential for pressure vessels and storage tanks.
#troubleshooter

Injection/Overmolding

ENLIGHTEN program launched to speed thermoplastic composites industrialization

Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.
#paek #composites4_0

Carbon Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Pultrusion

Kent Pultrusion ships ServoPul machines to North American pultruder

Kent Pultrusion will install two of its ServoPul 2412 fully electric pultrusion lines at two North American plants. 

Testing

Contactless measurement of temperature, pressure in composites

Magnetic microwires enable contactless measurement of temperature and pressure during cure and in service.
#trends #composites4_0

Urban Air Mobility

Novotech launches SEAGULL hybrid-electric, composites-intensive aircraft

Novel folding-wing, urban air mobility platform begins work toward certification.

Fabrics/Preforms

Carbon Axis XCell strengthens AFP capabilities at Compositadour

New robotic cell will expand testing, prototyping and pre-series production for industries looking to automate composites preforming.
#automation

Aerospace

The path to OOA wings with minimal fasteners

A review of the quest to eliminate both the autoclave and mechanical fasteners in composite wing structures.
#ms21 #outofautoclave #trends