DESIGN/SIMULATION

Design/Simulation

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.
#sheetmoldingcompound

Design/Simulation

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.
#weaving

Design/Simulation

Plataine releases production scheduler version 4.0

The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.
#composites4_0

Core

Kordsa targets phenolic-based sandwich panel toward aircraft interiors

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

Design/Simulation

Siemens delivers AI-powered CAD sketching technology

The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment. 
#composites4_0

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

Design/Simulation

Altair releases major software update to expand user solutions

The update enables accelerated innovation and targets design simulation and data analytics. 
#composites4_0

Design/Simulation

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

Design/Simulation

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