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Published: 11/11/2019

Prepreg cutting system reduces waste, speeds assembly of Swiss business jet
Swiss aircraft manufacturer cites years of Zünd digital cutting systems as part of the success story for several iterations of commercial aircraft.

Published: 10/17/2019

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories
Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.

Published: 4/26/2019

Zero-waste: New process, equipment recycles prepreg, tape offal
Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.

Published: 4/5/2019

JEC World 2019: Cevotec engine nacelle demonstrator
Automated layup of multiple materials onto honeycomb core for 3D parts proven with Safran Nacelles collaboration.

Published: 4/2/2019

Spar forming simplified
Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Published: 3/29/2019

JEC World 2019 briefs
JEC briefs on Bindatex, FILL, Solvay, Henkel, Web Industries, Cobra, PolyOne, GKN Fokker, Thomas Technik + Innovation and Hyosung Advanced Materials.

Published: 1/24/2019

Plant tour: Meggitt San Diego, CA, US
This aerospace and defense fabricator upgrades to a larger facility and gets, in the process, a chance to rethink and optimize material, people and process flow. 

Published: 9/28/2018

Making prepreg tape more accessible
Cygnet Texkimp’s new slitter-spooler offers economical production of high-quality tapes and vertical integration for manufacturers to access a much wider market.

Published: 3/7/2018

Five highlights from JEC World 2018
It’s not Spring without a trip to Paris, France for the JEC World 2018 composites conference. It’s become a very big show, and thus, offers some big announcements and some developing trends.

Published: 11/28/2017

Automated manufacturing solutions from Airborne
I had the chance recently to interview Marcus Kremers, chief technology officer of Airborne International (The Hague, Netherlands), who told me about his company’s growing smart automation initiatives for its customers.