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Published: 6/25/2019

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.

Published: 6/18/2019

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements
Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.

Published: 6/6/2019

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.

Published: 6/4/2019

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.

Published: 6/3/2019

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France
Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.

Published: 5/3/2019

Hybrid resin system: Epoxy benefits, without the epoxy
Rapid cure, zero tack material ideal for automated, higher-volume production.

Published: 4/26/2019

Zero-waste: New process, equipment recycles prepreg, tape offal
Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.

Published: 4/10/2019

Multimaterial carbon fiber composite engine brace
The project’s aim was to produce a lighter, composite version of an aluminum Audi engine brace, with a more aesthetic molded shape.

Published: 4/9/2019

Carbon fiber guide dog handle improves coordination and comfort
Refitech was a finalist in the JEC 2019 Innovation Awards for a carbon-fiber guide dog handle that it produced for the Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation (KNGF).

Published: 4/2/2019

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.