PREPREGS

Automotive

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

Carbon Fibers

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

Infusion

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

Epoxies

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France

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

Prepregs

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

Epoxies

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

Consumer

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.
#boeing

Carbon Fibers

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.
#autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Hybrid resin system: Epoxy benefits, without the epoxy

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