BONDING/WELDING

Thermoplastics

EU project “ComMUnion” develops industrial process for hybrid metal and polymer-matrix composites

Laser textured steel is joined with continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic stiffeners using  laser-assisted tape placement for joined structure without adhesives.
#adhesives

Processes

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: BTG Labs

BTG Labs is featuring its recently launched Surface Analyst XA, an automated solution for evaluating material surfaces for bonding, coating, sealing, painting or printing.
#adhesives #camx

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: ATSP Innovations Inc.

ATSP Innovations Inc. is exhibiting its full line of high-temperature resins at CAMX 2019, as well as its Self-Bond adhesive process.
#discontinuousfiber #camx #adhesives

Processes

Premium AEROTEC displays thermoplastic CFRP pressure bulkhead

Demonstrator at Paris Air Show advances resistance welding toward serial manufacturing of composite fuselage shells for next-generation aircraft.
#airbus #workforcedevelopment #a350

Processes

Henkel opens European hub for aerospace adhesive solutions

The new production plant in Spain supports lightweighting, fuel efficiency and automation for aerospace applications.
#adhesives #composites4_0

Aerospace

Solvay epoxy-based film for prepregs

Solvay Composite Materials has developed FusePly, an epoxy-based film that is designed to co-cure with a prepreg and provide a chemically active surface that reacts with functional groups in adhesives to create a covalently bonded structure.
#adhesives #autoclave

Aerospace

Technical Fibre Products microfiber support veils

Technical Fibre Products has launched its range of next-generation surfacing and adhesive support veils, for superior flexibility and surface smoothness.
#adhesives

Aerospace

Huntsman introduces high-performance adhesives and composites systems

The company’s new edge and void fillers and stuctural adhesives are designed for aerospace composites.
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Additive Manufacturing

Carbon fiber-reinforced parts 3D-printed for catamaran

A Swiss engineering company combined 3D printing, bonding technology and carbon fiber composites to develop lighter, more efficient marine bearing cages.
#aramidfiber #adhesives

Marine

Hexcel fabrics chosen for Sunseeker performance cruiser

Hexcel’s HiMax Dot Pattern Adhesive fabrics have been chosen for resin infusion of Sunseeker’s newest high-performance luxury yacht.
#adhesives #layup #outofautoclave