Filament Winding

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Published: 11/1/2018

Filament winding, reinvented
Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts, while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Published: 10/8/2018

CAMX 2018: Exhibit previews
If you are headed to CAMX 2018 Oct. 15-18 in Dallas, TX, you can catch a glimpse of some of the products and technologies you are likely to find on the exhibit hall floor. 

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: Pultrex
Pultrex Ltd. (Manningtree, UK) is featuring its standard and bespoke filament winding, pultrusion and auxiliary equipment.

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: Roth Composite Machinery
Roth Composite Machinery (Steffenberg, Germany) is emphasizing its filament winding and prepreg abilities, with specific focuses on its ROTHAWIN technology, robot winding and the Type 1-ECO machine.

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: Montalvo
Montalvo (Gorham, ME, US) is introducing the first prototype units of its closed-loop, modular, individual tow-tension control units, sponsored by the National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II Grant.

Published: 9/13/2018

CAMX 2018 preview: Entec
Engineering Technology Corp. (Entec, Salt Lake City, UT, US) is featuring its new line of standard filament winding systems, ranging from small tabletop models to premium production machines.

Published: 9/1/2018

Roth filament winder to facilitate major Ariane 6 weight/cost cuts
One of the world’s largest filament winding systems will soon begin manufacturing components for the Ariane 6 space launch vehicle, which is expected to transport satellites into Earth orbit for the European Space Agency (ESA) as early as 2020...

Published: 8/1/2018

Plant Tour: Agility Fuel Solutions, Salisbury, NC, US
This systems integrator enables CFRP pressure vessel growth in commercial vehicles by combining composites and alternative fuel systems expertise.

Published: 7/1/2018

Drones: Composite UAVs take flight
First seen in defense applications, unpiloted aircraft development is surging in the commercial world, enabled by a host of new material, process and assembly technologies.

Published: 1/1/2018

The markets: Sports and recreation (2018)
The sporting goods market was a boon to the advanced composites market in the final decade of the 20th Century. Today, composites are found in products used in 7 of the 10 most popular outdoor sports and recreational activities.