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June 22

  • The Future of Additive and Hybrid Technologies

    CMS North America and Diversified Machine Systems invite you to learn more about additive and hybrid technologies with their experts Nathan Dix and Marty Sutten as they guide you through the ins and outs of this exciting new manufacturing process.

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June 29

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CompositesWorld's series of topical webinars is tailored specifically for the designers, engineers, and executives who are moving the composites industry forward. All webinars are recorded and available on demand. If you'd like to be notified when a new webinar is scheduled, sign up here.

Thermoplastic Composites: Commercial Use Cases in Automotive, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Markets

Thermoplastic composites have traditionally been discussed in the context of R&D projects, but over the last three decades their use within commercial applications has grown significantly.

Induction Welding for Dustless Assembly of Aircraft Within a Decade

Induction-welded thermoplastic CFRP rudders have been flying since 2008.

Optimizing Mold Release Performance for Advanced Composites

Proper mold maintenance is critical to ensuring long tool life and consistent part quality performance in composite parts manufacturing.

Ditch Your Dad's Gauges: Fiber Optics for Bondline, Cure and Performance Sensing

See how fiber optic sensors can be placed in or near the bond line for improved accuracy and control during curing cycles.

The Rise of Robots in Manufacturing

Unless someone is involved in manufacturing, when a person hears the word robot, they most likely picture a machine out of a sci-fi film that resembles a human. The term robot probably also draws up the fear in most of us that robots will someday make our jobs obsolete.

Optimize Manufacturing and Mechanical Performance with Air Release, Fiber Wetting and Coupling Additives

BYK will present a range of additives that achieve this for various thermoset resins and discuss the underlying mechanism and selection of these additives.

Greater Efficiency and Reliability in Composites Manufacturing with Laser Projection

Next-generation composites fabrication will depend, more than ever, on highly efficient, flexible, and reliable processes.

The Future of Advanced Materials Technology

What technological innovations have most shaped today's market and what anticipated technologies will shape tomorrow's industry?

The Challenges of Composites Testing

The latest trends in composites materials development—such as the use of thermoplastic matrix materials and advanced additive manufacturing—will bring new testing challenges.

Guide to Creating a Digital Thread for Surface Preparation of Composites

Knowing what contaminates are threatening composite surfaces and knowing how to digitally inspect for them is critical to building this thread.

Automation and Tooling Innovations Modernize Resin Infusion Processes for Complex Aerospace Composites

In this webinar, Hawthorn Composites will discuss the different advancements in automated dry carbon fiber preform manufacturing and tooling technologies for resin infusion.

Cost Advantages Found with Braided Fabrics

This presentation will review the use of braiding technologies to produce high-quality, conformable fabrics that offer users significant cost advantages when making composite parts.

Digitalization and the Future of Formulating in Modern R&D Labs

This webinar will focus on the benefits of implementing a true data infrastructure and the challenges that organizations will face along this journey.

The Composite Materials Selection Dilemma for Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

This webinar will explore why the availability of data, processing flexibility, and product forms are critical to composite material selection.

Aerocomposites Optimization and Assembly Through Integrated Protection and Bonding

Manufacture of future composite aerostructures demands more efficient and robust fabrication and assembly processes. This includes integration of next-generation lightning strike protection systems and reduced use of mechanical fasteners.

Improve COVID-19 Safety in Your Building with Flow Simulation

These building design and flow simulation tools are now being used to help companies evaluate workspace modifications to determine how to safely provide their employees and customers with a safe environment.

Maximizing Performance and Value of Semi-Permanent Release Agents for Fiberglass Molding

The transition to semi-permanent releases did provide significant labor savings and better mold throughput.

Lighter, Faster, Greener: How Sustainable Composites are Making Their Mark in Motorsport Applications

Composites Evolution will explore the benefits on offer from sustainable composites and highlight current and emerging applications within the motorsport sector.

Advanced Optical Composite Validation and Digital Manufacturing

Learn why the largest companies trust 3D optical testing for their 3D shape displacement, strain, and vibration measurements and for validating FEA models.

Enabling Composites to Pass Stringent Fire Test Standards Using Advanced Nonwovens

In this webinar, Neil and Scott will discuss how Tecnofire® is easily incorporated directly into a composite, protecting the structure from fire while reducing smoke and heat release.

Improve Productivity and Reduce Flow Time in Fiber Placement Through Real-Time In-Process Inspection

Fives and the National Research Council of Canada have partnered to develop a novel sensing platform for the task of collecting the highest quality inspection data without impeding the performance and work envelope of the AFP machine.

Qualification Approach for Induction Welding of Thermoplastic Composites Using UD-Based Materials

This webinar will discuss the process fundamentals and the current qualified and flying applications in carbon fabric PPS produced by Tier 1 aerospace suppliers.

The Keys to High-Temperature Tooling Success with Vacuum Infusion

In this webinar, Composites One will cover infusion concepts and materials available for making robust elevated temperature tooling with the vacuum infusion process.

Emission Control Technologies and Techniques for Composite and Carbon Fiber Manufacturers

Recent developments in air pollution abatement technologies have not only improved destruction capabilities but also allowed producers to reduce operating costs and improve uptime.

Challenges and Benefits of Implementing a Digital Twin in Composites Manufacturing

For most companies, the idea of a digital twin is purely theoretical. This presentation will highlight practical challenges as well as real-world benefits of the digital twin.

Improving Cast Polymer Formulations with Lightweight Minerals

Learn how lightweight minerals can reduce formulation costs and weight in cast polymer applications.

Alignment of a 5-Axis Universal Head, Using A Ball-End Test Arbor

Senior metrology expert Marty Sutten will explain the use of a ball-end test arbor to align a 5-axis universal head, while examining all the sources of error, and reviewing the proper techniques on how to measure and isolate them.

Waterjet Cutting: The Right Solution in the Manufacturing of Composite Materials

After an introduction to the waterjet cutting process and its scope of application, CMS will explore the technical aspects and specificities to consider when approaching this technology.

UV Cured Powder Coating of Plasma Treated Heat Sensitive Substrates

This webinar will discuss how the combination of a conductive primer, plasma treatment, and UV curable powder coatings is a viable way to finish heat-sensitive substrates without thermal damage or deformation.

Avoiding Pitfalls: Successful Adoption of Thermoplastic Composites from Industrial and Aerospace Experts

For years, the composites industry has touted the benefits of thermoplastic composites (TPC) over alternative material technologies, contributing to the significant growth momentum across various industries.

Seamless Versatility in AFP

Ingersoll Machine Tools presents a seamless approach to integrating functionality into a single, cohesive production unit for robotic and non-robotic platforms.

Improving Composites Processing through Water-Based Mold Release Agents by Chem-Trend

Water-based technology has improved significantly since the 1990s, and Chem-Trend wants to help their customers reduce their carbon footprint and present their latest water-based products.

Individual Tow Tension Control for Higher Quality Production and Less Waste

Gaining precise, consistent, easy to use tension control eliminates guesswork and operator dependencies, "good enough" results, and waste.

User Interfaces Explained

How can you maximize the user experience and avoid pitfalls? Learn more about the evolution of infotainment systems and related technologies that will impact future of UX.

Filament Winding: Efficient Material, Machinery and Process Decisions

Learn from the Engineering Technology Corporation how decisions made during the filament winding process can trickle down to affect final throughput.

Large-Scale Thermoset Additive Tooling: Advancing the CAD to Tool Process

Learn about the differences in large-scale thermoplastics vs. thermoset, as well as applications for reactive additive manufacturing (RAM).

CMS Thermoplastics and Composites Production Equipment: Focused Design to Increase Efficiency, Quality, Safety, and Reliability

Take a deep dive into understanding a complete solution with respects to eliminating unnecessary handling, reducing footprint, increasing efficiency, and monitoring and controlling outside factors negatively impacting production.

Large Format Tooling Applications

Learn the current opportunities that exist in the tooling market for larger format additive manufacturing; design, materials and processing requirements needed to fabricate a quality tool; and challenges faced in the industry to further LFAM adoption.

Cleaning Composite Lay-Up Tooling Up to 15x Faster

The process of deep cleaning metallic layup tools to bare metal is cumbersome, antiquated, and dangerous to both employees and the environment.

Next-Generation Composite Materials and Processes

CW editors Jeff Sloan and Ginger Gardiner will explore the technologies being developed for this emerging manufacturing paradigm and discuss where and how they might be applied.

Find Success with Advanced Infusion for Aerospace

Providing several benefits over autoclave molded prepreg reinforcements - especially for large, complex structures - infusion is increasingly popular with aerospace and other traditional market manufacturers.