RTM

ATL/AFP

Swinburne University and CSIRO's Industry 4.0 Testlab for Composite Additive Manufacturing 

Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
#outofautoclave #autoclave #layup

Thermoplastics

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Fabrics/Preforms

High-rate, automated aerospace RTM line delivers next-gen spoilers

At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
#ndi #cuttingtools #insidemanufacturing

Design/Simulation

Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms

An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  
#feature #automation #composites4_0

RTM

Fiberglass composites enable lighter, sturdier COVID-19 testing booth design

Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
#application #sustainability #cuttingtools

Compression Molding

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
#trends #sustainability #bulkmoldingcompound

Aerospace

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming

Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
#autoclave #boeing #darpa

Compression Molding

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
#airbus #composites4_0 #discontinuousfiber

Carbon Fibers

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
#autoclave #braiding #layup

Carbon Fibers

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#autoclave #layup #composites4_0