CURING

Curing

Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center

Kordsa, the University of Sheffield and Sabanc─▒ University will collaborate on advanced composites research for aerospace and automotive applications.
#autoclave #workforcedevelopment

Curing

Wisconsin Oven ships multi-zone ovens for carbon fiber cure

Designed for carbon fiber cure, the ovens have been upgraded for increased energy efficiency.

Defense

Wisconsin Oven upgrades curing control system

Wisconsin Oven (East Troy, Wis., U.S.) has announced release of the latest version of its established Wisconsin Premium Control System (WPCS) for data acquisition and control of the oven-based composites curing process.

Curing

Portable digital PID temperature controller earns cULAS and CE approvals

BriskHeat’s SDX digital PID temperature controller is designed for high accuracy in a portable, tabletop controller.
#adhesives

Curing

Down-acting hydraulic compression press designed for composite molding

French Oil & Mill Machinery’s 200-ton hydraulic press reduces installation costs and provides a low work height.
#regulation

Curing

Wisconsin Oven develops control system for composite curing ovens

The Premium Control System optimizes composite curing for aerospace and other applications.

Molds/Tools

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories

Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.
#infrastructure #layup #workforcedevelopment

ATL/AFP

First Toray LM-PAEK laminate for Clean Sky MECATESTERS project

KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages
#cleansky #airbus #paek

Aerospace

Innovating energy delivery for more efficient composites manufacturing

Heraeus Noblelight develops HUMM3 and Black IR technologies for faster, safer, more uniform processing.
#cleansky #outofautoclave #peek

Cutting/Kitting

Prodrive Composites updates, expands U.K. facility

New cutting machines, in-house 3D printers, an additional autoclave, CNC machines and expanded production space aim to increase productivity.
#workforcedevelopment #sustainability #autoclave