VIDEOS

Canada launches advanced air mobility consortium

The newly launched Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) looks to accelerate the implementation of electric- and hydrogen-powered, vertical take-off flight in Canada. 

Natural Fibers

Polestar announces production plans for natural composites-intensive BEV

The Precept battery electric vehicle, developed by Volvo’s Polestar brand, is said to feature Bcomp interior and exterior flax fiber composite panels.
#sustainability #electricvehicles

Marine

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

VisiConsult launches high-precision CT system

The modular device is a highly customizable system designed to precisely inspect a wide variety of test parts.

Digital Demos

Large-format additive manufacturing

Thermwood presents its Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) system, designed to quickly fabricate large fiber-reinforced polymer structures for a variety of applications.

Marine

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Composite One webinar: Careers in composites

Composite One is co-hosting an upcoming webinar titled, “Careers in Composites: Building Today for the Future of Manufacturing,” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT (1:00-2:00 p.m. CST).

Defense

Braided preforms meet phase-change tooling

A program from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory adopts automated braiding and phase-change tooling for a complex geometry unmanned aircraft part.
#trends

Infusion

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

Digital Demos

Mandrel solutions for trapped & complex geometry composites

Smart Tooling explains how its shape memory polymer material can be used as a rigid layup mandrel, go through a cure process, elevated to elastic temperature, removed and reformed for re-use.
#layup