DESIGN/SIMULATION

Design/Simulation

Reusable vacuum bags go digital

CAD-guided casting boosts precision, utility of reusable vacuum bags.
#workinprogress #layup #autoclave

Injection/Overmolding

Skeleton design enables more competitive composite autostructures

New approach combines thermoplastic pultrusions with injection overmolding in a two-step, 75-second process.
#adhesives #layup #cuttingtools

Design/Simulation

MultiMechanics to release MultiMech 19.0

The new composites modeling and simulation software version is said to deliver new material models, new damage scenarios, faster run times and expanded integration with commonly used FEA systems. 

Carbon Fibers

Harper, Oak Ridge National Labs progress in carbon fiber simulation joint project

The companies have completed the first phase of the joint project, developing a computational model for low-temperature pre-carbonization furnaces.

Aerospace

Design engineering of tailored preforms

Tailored preforming has opened new doors in composites fabrication, but designing for it requires tools that understand and work with this complex process.
#outofautoclave #ndi #sustainability

Aerospace

Diehl Aviation selects Altair as preferred strategic CAE supplier

According to the agreement, Altair’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) software will be Diehl Aviation’s preferred solver for at least three years.

Machining/Drilling

JEC World 2019 preview: CGTech

CGTech (Irvine, Calif., U.S.) is demonstrating how advanced programming strategies and simulation can lead to better composite parts at JEC World 2019, Stand Q49, Hall 5.
#layup #cuttingtools

Additive Manufacturing

Stratasys software streamlines design-to-3D printing process

The company’s Advanced FDM software reportedly eliminates CAD-to-STL conversion, speeding part processing.

Design/Simulation

Thermoplastic door a first for automotive composites

A team of automotive researchers are engaged in a four-year project with goals of building a lighter, 100% recyclable, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic door.
#audi #workinprogress #bmw

Prepregs

People in Composites – January 2019

CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.
#infrastructure #marketing #a380