CURING

Carbon Fibers

Irkut Corp. completes construction of third MC-21 test aircraft

The Russian company’s third infused carbon fiber composite wing aircraft will soon join flight certification testing program.
#autoclave #ms21 #outofautoclave

Epoxies

Developing next-generation composites talent

The M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California has steadily grown to become one of the industry’s educational and R&D stalwarts.
#workinprogress #layup #adhesives

Carbon Fibers

Measuring temperature inside composites and bondlines

ThermoPulse sensors offer Industry 4.0 temperature measurement and digital cure cycle management for bonded composite repairs, laminates and more.
#workinprogress #outofautoclave #composites4_0

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2018: Second look, more new developments

Curved pultrusion for automotive, Smart Susceptors for primary structure repairs and Huntsman advances leaf springs for trucks, carbon wheels for automotive, “thin-ply” ailerons with Airbus and Nanocomp Technologies.
#pei #spreadtow #marketing

Infusion

CAMX 2018: Big changes coming

3D printing goes thermoset, pultrusion aims at automotive, a polyester resin with Tg>250°C and much more from the Dallas exhibit floor.
#sizing #adhesives #layup

Machining/Drilling

CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews

If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor. 
#workforcedevelopment #sheetmoldingcompound #weaving

Marine

Interplastic Corp. and Structural Composites partner to market Advanced Marine Coatings

The product line uses SC’s CoCure technology bringing the functionality of urethane chemistry to gel coats, allowing increased flexibility, weatherability and durability.

Aerospace

Globe, UDRI announce Composites Technology Center

Composites Technology Center to support materials/process development and applications development/demonstration projects for multiple markets.
#iacmi

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2018 preview: International Thermal Systems

International Thermal Systems (ITS, Milwaukee, WI, US) is featuring its line of out-of-autoclave curing systems.
#autoclave #outofautoclave #camx

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2018 preview: Heraeus Noblelight America

Heraeus Noblelight America LLC (Buford, GA, US) is demonstrating new technologies from its Infrared Process group and it Arc & Flash group.
#layup #camx