DESIGN/SIMULATION

Design/Simulation

Coriolis Composites and Edixia develop inline inspection for AFP

Video and discussion of how the sensor and software operate to boost composites productivity
#trends #cuttingtools #automation

Design/Simulation

Simulation software leveraged for rotor blade project

Seoul National University uses Analyswift’s composite simulation software, VABS, for more accurate design and analyses in the university’s experimental evaluation of a SNUF rotor blade.   
#generalaviation #windblades

RTM

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming

Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
#autoclave #boeing #darpa

Design/Simulation

9T Labs, Arkema present new manufacturing approach for small aerospace parts

The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.
#layup #airbus #pekk

Design/Simulation

Developing new solutions for noise, vibration and harshness

Several recent IACMI partner projects focus on technology innovation related to challenges in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicle design.
#adhesives #iacmi #layup

Automotive

CSIRO: Developing higher-quality, higher-strength, lower-cost carbon fibers

SIROPAN precursor aims for >20% increase in carbon fiber properties with increased control via RAFT polymerization, FLOW processing and novel metrology.
#trends #sustainability #boeing

Prepregs

Cevotec upgrades SAMBA Fiber Patch Placement cells for production of large aerostructures

New features enable increased efficiency for curved structures using biaxial and quasi-isotropic laminates.
#layup #weaving

Carbon Fibers

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
#airbus #composites4_0 #discontinuousfiber

Defense

AnalySwift receives U.S. Navy grant to help improve service life of helicopters

The funded project aims to further develop SwiftComp modeling software to better predict the durability of composite flexbeams on Navy rotorcraft.

Nanomaterials

Demonstrator shows potential for graphene-enhanced composite tooling

U.K.-based collaborative project demonstrates lower-cost, graphene-enhanced composite tooling for aerospace use.  
#outofautoclave #autoclave