RTM

Thermoplastics

Engel to present pre-series production solutions at Composites Europe

In partnership with Schöfer, Engel has developed a pre-series manufacturing cell for the manufacture of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced components using the in-situ polymerization technology.
#hprtm #outofautoclave #sheetmoldingcompound

RTM

Must-read: BMW 7 Series plant tour in Dingolfing, Germany

CW’s Ginger Gardiner toured the 7 series plant for a look at how 16 CFRP parts, each made by one of four technologies, are combined with aluminum and steel components to form what BMW engineers have dubbed the Carbon Core.
#bmw

Thermoplastics

Innovation: Moving faster than ever

The rate of composites innovation is higher than I’ve ever seen, and the implications are significant.
#f-35 #hprtm #composites4_0

Prepregs

CAMX 2016 Show Report

The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.
#iacmi #discontinuousfiber #honda

Fabrics/Preforms

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time

Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.
#adhesives #aeroengines #aramidfiber

Automotive

Is the BMW 7 Series the future of autocomposites?

BMW AG's Dingolfing, Germany, auto manufacturing facility is well known for churning out a variety of car models and types, and the 7 Series is among them, famous for its steel/aluminum/composites construction. Does this car represent the optimum of composites use in vehiicles? This plant tour of the Dingolfing plant looks at how composites on the 7 Series come together.
#hprtm #infrastructure #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

BMW 7 Series Plant: Dingolfing, Germany

Via four different manufacturing methods, CFRP goes mainstream in automated multi-material BIW and assembly operations at BMW’s busiest plant.
#hprtm #workforcedevelopment #adhesives

Nanomaterials

Huntsman researching opportunities for graphene-enhanced nanocomposites

The company is working on incorporating graphene into its Araldite epoxy resins.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Core

Sandwich structure makes hangars possible

Greek company Dasyc has developed the high-strength Composite Modular Transportable Hangar (CMTH), which uses interlocked composite sandwich panels to ease assembly and disassembly.
#layup #outofautoclave #regulation

RTM

Huntsman, Acciona collaborate on all-composite lighthouse

The first-ever all-composite lighthouse is now installed at the port of Valencia in Spain.
#windblades #adhesives #infrastructure