First Siempelkamp SMC press system for U.S. customer accepted

The 1,200-ton sheet molding compound (SMC) press was assembled and commissioned in four weeks.


Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Filament Winding

Engineering Technology launches servo tensioner for filament winding

The ST2 system, tested with pitch carbon fiber and alumina fiber, enables high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.


Plataine releases production scheduler version 4.0

The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.


Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.


Siemens delivers AI-powered CAD sketching technology

The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment. 

Mass Transit

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives


Altair releases major software update to expand user solutions

The update enables accelerated innovation and targets design simulation and data analytics. 


Composites 4.0: Architecture and ontology

Adaptive systems, IoT platforms and apps, the need for 4.0 standardization and a new way to develop and certify composite aerostructures.
#airbus #layup #outofautoclave


Hexagon’s e-Xstream engineering presents improved Digimat software

The multi-scale material modeling software enables more comprehensive advanced composite design capabilities. 
#automation #composites4_0