DESIGN/SIMULATION

Injection/Overmolding

Soling, Magnum Venus Products partnership produce LRTM composite domes

Incorporating the LRTM process enabled Soling to produce the largest LRTM part by volume manufactured in Colombia.

Wind/Energy

UMaine develops collaborative floating offshore wind demo project

The floating offshore wind demonstration project will reduce Maine’s overdependence on imported fossil fuels, produce more than $150 million in total economic output and create hundreds of jobs.
#trends #windblades #sustainability

Design/Simulation

GE, COBOD, LafargeHolcim enable taller wind turbines with 3D-printed concrete base

3D-printed bases can be printed on-site and will enable production of wind turbines up to 200 meters in height.
#sustainability #gerenewable

Design/Simulation

Rize debuts RIZE 2XC, adaptive workplace 3D printer

In addition to meeting supply chain flexibility, the desktop composite 3D printer offers a safe and sustainable materials portfolio.
#sustainability

Design/Simulation

Anaglyph releases Laminate Tools version 4.10

Improvements include new algorithms, added support for Abaqus, Ansys Workbench add-ins and a faster, more reliable SolidWorks add-in.

Wind/Energy

FASTIGUE: Empowering digital twins of large-scale composite structures

A 3D finite element technique to resolve the fidelity-versus-speed dilemma of performing fatigue analysis for large composite structures.
#composites4_0 #infrastructure #uas

Epoxies

Composites complete IYRS heavy lift quadcopter demonstrator concept

Boasting a prepreg carbon fiber airframe, the HLAP concept became a platform for a variety of composite fabrication techniques.
#composites4_0

Fabrics/Preforms

DrapeCube offers cost-effective preforming process for FRP textile production

The DrapeCube offers a cost-effective design for the production of fiber preforms from textile semi-finished products.
#automation

Thermoplastics

3D printed FRP footbridge paves way for circular composites

The thermoplastic composite footbridge incorporates a short glass fiber-filled PET specifically designed for 3D printing.  
#infrastructure #sustainability

Design/Simulation

Rock West Composites announces Quaranvent design competition winner

Winner Craig Monroe devised a 15-foot inflatable kayak that weighed only 12 pounds, and incorporated carbon fiber components.
#sustainability