PREPREGS

Carbon Fibers

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator

Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .
#peek #paek #composites4_0

Fabrics/Preforms

JEC World 2020 preview: Toray

Toray Industries Inc. is featuring its five European subsidiaries.
#sustainability

Prepregs

JEC World 2020 preview: Bindatex

Composites and advanced materials precision slitting company Bindatex is announcing at JEC that it has cut 300 kg of prepreg and started work on its 14th order in two years for a large composites OEM supplying thermosets and thermoplastics.

Aerospace

Solvay launches epoxy prepreg for aerostructures compression molding

Solvay Composite Materials has launched CYCOM EP2750, a new highly drapable epoxy prepreg designed specifically for the compression molding of high-quality, high-rate, cost-effective primary and secondary aerostructures.
#boeing #layup #outofautoclave

Prepregs

DC dielectric sensors for industrial composites production

Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.
#spiritaerosystems #windblades #adhesives

Prepregs

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator

CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms
#nextgenaerospace #cleansky #autoclave

Compression Molding

Hexcel, NaCa Systems develop hybrid carbon/wood fiber composite car seat back

Benefits are said to include a 40% weight savings and improved carbon footprint.
#trends #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Episode 30: Gary Sharpless, Concordia Fibers, Boston Materials Inc.

Composites industry veteran and marketing advisor Gary Sharpless discusses his more than 35 years in the industry and his current advisory roles with Concordia Fibers and Boston Materials.
#layup #outofautoclave #medical

Wind/Energy

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#airbus #bulkmoldingcompound #biomaterials

Core

Plant Tour: RUAG Space, Decatur, Alabama, U.S.

Out-of-autoclave composites manufacturing facility comes of age with first U.S.-made composite structures for the Atlas V launcher, and qualification parts for the Vulcan.
#sustainability #adhesives #autoclave