INFUSION

Carbon Fibers

Composites design helps nano-sized lunar rover hit big milestones

Developed by Carnegie Mellon University, the ultralight, composites-intensive Iris nano-rover will make its lunar debut later this year.
#space #workinprogress

Infusion

Multilayer thermoplastic tapes, AFP and resin infusion for more democratic composites

Novotech advances new materials and more affordable automated processes for small aircraft and beyond
#outofautoclave #pei #peek

Infusion

The markets: Aerospace (2021)

The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.
#boeing #nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems

Design/Simulation

SourceBook 2021

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#adhesives

Infusion

The markets: Renewable energy (2021)

Wind energy continues to dominate in this segment and remains the world’s largest market for glass fiber-reinforced composites.
#siemensgamesa #feature #vestas

Infusion

Composites meet precision, weight goals for complex facade design

Brazilian fabricator Gatron manufactured 3,000 square meters of curved composite frames to support a 33-floor residential building.
#application

Design/Simulation

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Infusion

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

Epoxies

Automated aerocomposites production: Liquid molding or welded thermoplastic?

Two materials and process approaches are demonstrated for CFRP bulkhead production.
#nextgenaerospace #feature #automation

Infusion

Poly Glass reports manufacture of 60-foot infused monohull boat in India

The ZenCat commercial vessel features a 60-foot vacuum-infused FRP hull enabling weight reduction and fuel savings.