PREPREGS

Design/Simulation

Tow steering, Part 2: The next generation

Wings on next-generation commercial aircraft will be longer, thinner, more aerodynamic and more efficient. They also are ideal candidates for the application of steered tows. One project aimed to design, fabricate and quantify a tow-steered wing skin.
#feature #787

Carbon Fibers

Pilatus delivers 100th composites-intensive jet

PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is now present on every continent and sold out for 2021.

Epoxies

Notus Composites completes final epoxy prepreg shipment for Museum of the Future

More than 600,000 square meters in total of the company’s fire-retardant glass and carbon fiber prepregs were used to build the Museum’s facade panels.
#infrastructure

Prepregs

Airbus awards A400M supply contract to Teledyne CML Composites

The contract includes thermoplastic composite wing components, in line with Teledyne CML Composites’ recent investments in thermoplastics processing.
#a400m #airbus

Prepregs

Boeing conducts inspections of 787 composite inner fuselage skin

Boeing reports that it is checking the flatness of inner fuselage skins on all undelivered 787s to verify structural integrity.
#trends #787 #boeing

Aerospace

Hexcel, Safran expand contract for composite materials in commercial aerospace programs

Long-term supplier contract amended to include Hexcel’s HexTow IM7 for the GE9X engine, as well as core, adhesives, prepregs and fabrics for additional aerospace applications.
#adhesives #aeroengines

Prepregs

Cevotec SAMBA Pro Prepreg system added to FPC technology portfolio

Installation of the automated Fiber Patch Placement system in Fraunhofer IGCV’s Fiber Placement Center serves active technology and application development.  
#weaving #automation #layup

Filament Winding

Cygnet Texkimp presents next-generation composites unrolling creel

Flatline Creel uses low-pressure, low-friction patented pneumatic technology to regulate the torque applied to each position on the creel. 
#weaving

Fabrics/Preforms

The markets: Sports and recreation (2021)

The use of lightweight and high-performance composite materials in sports equipment continues to increase.
#feature #sustainability #biomaterials

Fabrics/Preforms

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