Carbon Fibers

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France

Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.
#a350 #airbus #autoclave


Lockheed Martin selects iBASEt digital manufacturing solution

The digital manufacturing suite will be used for tracking prepreg out time on Lockheed Martin’s defense aircraft applications, among other manufacturing operations.
#layup #lockheedmartin


DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense

Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.
#darpa #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave


SAMPE celebrates 75th anniversary at SAMPE 2019

Dr. Greg Hylsop from Boeing will give the keynote presentation at SAMPE 2019 in Charlotte, N.C., U.S. Technical and young professional awards will also be presented.


Solvay composites selected for racing catamaran

Solvay’s VTM-264 prepreg will be used for structural parts and wingsail of a new catamaran from Spanish manufacturer Balance Aquitectural Naval.


Hybrid resin system: Epoxy benefits, without the epoxy

Rapid cure, zero tack material ideal for automated, higher-volume production.
#autoclave #outofautoclave #layup


TRB develops fire-resistant biocomposite door leaf

The carbon fiber-reinforced biocomposite sandwich panel features a 100% recycled foam core and has been designed for light weight and fire resistance.
#biomaterials #sustainability #aramidfiber


Toray aerospace prepreg optimized for vacuum-assisted pressure molding

Toray has developed a new aerospace-grade prepreg designed for use in a novel out-of-autoclave, vacuum-assisted pressure molding process.
#outofautoclave #autoclave


Zero-waste: New process, equipment recycles prepreg, tape offal

Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.
#regulation #workinprogress #sustainability

Hi-Temp Resins

Broetje-Automation enlarges AFP portfolio for serial composite production

The STAXX product line of automated fiber placement (AFP) machining centers is designed for both thermoplastic and thermoset composite applications.
#layup #composites4_0 #cuttingtools