CARBON FIBERS

Defense

Bridging the gap between CFRP and CMC

Novel composites offer performance up to 1000°C with faster processing.
#ceramicmatrixcomposites #feature

Epoxies

Techsil, Panacol offer Vitralit adhesive for filament winding

The transparent one-component epoxy adhesive and curing system is ideal for carbon fiber or glass fiber filament winding.
#adhesives

Carbon Fibers

VABO Composites completes composite superstructure for superyacht

The contracted project to develop a composite superstructure for a Dutch builder’s superyacht resulted in more than 40% weight savings. 

Infusion

Automated aerocomposites production: Liquid molding or welded thermoplastic?

Two materials and process approaches are demonstrated for CFRP bulkhead production.
#outofautoclave #composites4_0 #nextgenaerospace

Design/Simulation

Clean Sky project completes carbon fiber canopy structure for RACER demonstrator

Coordinated by Airbus Helicopter, the canopy structure was designed and manufactured to optimize low aerodynamic drag and meet bird strike requirements.
#airbus

Aerospace

Potez Aéronautique develops composite doors for Alice aircraft

Potez will supply a set of main passenger access doors, baggage doors and emergency doors, due for delivery in the first quarter of 2021, and ahead of the aircraft’s first flight.

Aerospace

Boom rolls out supersonic test aircraft XB-1

Highlighting a 71-foot-long fuselage, carbon fiber composite airframe and a host of other notable features, the demonstrator will now be headed for its ground test program and a 100% carbon-neutral flight test in 2021.
#nextgenaerospace #trends

Carbon Fibers

Carbon Fiber NOW registration is open

CompositesWorld’s annual Carbon Fiber conference, renamed Carbon Fiber NOW and moved completely online for 2020, has opened registration and posted the agenda for the event.

Aerospace

Teijin carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics qualified for aerospace applications

Collins Aerospace deemed Teijin Ltd.’s Tenax thermoplastic woven fabric and consolidated laminate materials suitable for large-scale production of structural components. 
#weaving #peek

Carbon Fibers

Composite aerostructures in the emerging urban air mobility market

In the not too distant future, point-to-point, limited-distance, piloted and autonomous air travel for people and cargo will be the norm. Composites will make it possible.
#787 #a350 #facc