PREPREGS

Defense

Clean Sky 2’s PASSARO project targets one-shot OOA composite cockpit

Synergies with MOSHO project for NDT, repair and also developing cobots for 70% cut in cycle time.
#layup #nextgenaerospace #ndi

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon supports student Hyperloop prototype from TUM

Hyperloop prototype developed and built by students at the Technical University of Munich will compete in this year’s Space X Hyperloop pod competition on July 21 in Los Angeles.
#weaving

Aerospace

Meggitt recognizes Renegade Materials with Quality Performance Award

Renegade Materials was honored as a key supplier, providing high-service temperature prepreg materials for Meggitt’s advanced composite aerospace applications.
#adhesives

Prepregs

Evolving AFP for the next generation

‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.
#layup #airbus #boeing

Carbon Fibers

2019 Paris Air Show: Highlights

The 2019 Paris Air Show may have lacked the glamour of a new aircraft program announcement, but the composites industry represented is clearly gearing up for next-generation aerospace manufacturing.
#nextgenaerospace #peek #layup

Prepregs

Airtech prepreg enables OOA cure, extends storage life

Airtech’s out-of-autoclave (OOA) beta prepreg is a benzoxazine composite tooling system that can be cured out-of-autoclave or in the autoclave.
#autoclave #outofautoclave

Glass Fibers

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements

Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.
#pei #trends #peek

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel

The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.
#workinprogress #boeing #braiding

Defense

Spirit AeroSystems invests in qualification program with Toray prepreg

The world’s largest aerospace tier supplier seizes the opportunity to develop its own allowables for a carbon fiber prepreg, setting an important precedent.
#feature #airbus #boeing

Carbon Fibers

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon

Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.
#airbus #spreadtow #facc