The 1,200-ton sheet molding compound (SMC) press was assembled and commissioned in four weeks.
The ST2 system, tested with pitch carbon fiber and alumina fiber, enables high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.
The AI-based technology integrates production scheduling with shop floor management for a more efficient manufacturing process.
The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
The NX Sketch software tool offers flexibility and eliminates upfront constraints in a 3D CAD environment.
The update enables accelerated innovation and targets design simulation and data analytics.