CURING

Curing

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Compression Molding

RAPM development with PtFS

Boeing-led program explores rapid part cycles using automated, 180-channel thermal control molding cell for infusion, thermoset prepreg and thermoplastic composites.
#autoclave #boeing #darpa

Epoxies

Chemical Process Services Ltd. develops greener epoxy curing agents

The Furalkamines are a new form of Mannich base curing agents said to deliver significantly enhanced cure performance for epoxy resins.
#regulation #adhesives

Epoxies

New Composites Evolution prepreg cures at low temperature

This low-temperature, 12-hour-cure tooling prepreg is the latest product in Composites Evolution’s Evopreg EPT tooling epoxy range.
#layup

Aerospace

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#layup #composites4_0 #cuttingtools

Prepregs

UK composites structure manufacturer continues to expand

Norco, which built its reputation as a manufacturer of large glass fiber reinforced structures, continues to grow and currently offers a wide range of bespoke composite products.
#autoclave #cuttingtools #layup

Curing

Military base installs LEWCO composite curing oven

The oven has a maximum temperature of 650°F and is used to cure vacuum-bagged composite aircraft parts.

Design/Simulation

EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub announces two new core projects

Focused on design simulation for NCF preforming and tools for industrializing layer-by-layer curing, the projects will commence in May 2020 with university and industry partners.
#airbus

Wind/Energy

DC dielectric sensors for industrial composites production

Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.
#spiritaerosystems #windblades #outofautoclave

Automotive

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#outofautoclave #biomaterials #layup