Spar forming simplified

Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.
#a350 #insidemanufacturing #airbus

Compression Molding

People in Composites – March 2019

CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry.
#outofautoclave #autoclave #adhesives

Carbon Fibers

Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment

Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.
#feature #electronics #layup


JEC World 2019: Kordsa

Kordsa has, in a just a few short years, transformed itself into a major supplier in the composites supply chain.


JEC World 2019: Porcher Industries

Porcher Industries, a supplier of fabrics, preforms and intermediates, featured on its stand a thermoplastic 5G SATCOM radome structure developed with Meggitt.


Total Composite Solutions (TCS) launches epoxy prepreg solution for aerospace

Total Composite Solutions (TCS) Ltd (Havant, U.K.) introduces its epoxy prepreg solution to the aerospace interiors sector.


Solvay and Airborne to partner on developing automated processing for composite materials

The partnership aims to identify solutions to the industrialization challenges facing the composites industry.
#infrastructure #layup


The Fiber Placement Center of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV add Cevotec and Coriolis Composites as partners

Cevotec and Coriolis Composites will contribute their own fiber placement and automation technologies to the FPC facility, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.


Hexcel partners with Lavoisier Composites, Arkema

Hexcel has announced a partnership with Lavoisier Composites to upcycle composite by-products from the aerospace industry, and a joint R&D lab opening in partnership with Arkema.
#a350 #airbus #pekk

Carbon Fibers

Recycled thermoplastic composites for production

Multi-year R&D at ThermoPlastic composites Applications Center (TPAC), TenCate and Clean Sky 2 demonstrate economic advantage of serial production using recycled materials.
#weaving #bulkmoldingcompound #pekk