February supplement: Out-of-autoclave processing for aero use

We here at CW put together a supplement published with the February issue of the regular magazine that focuses on the technologies, tools and materials being used today in out-of-autoclave (OOA) processing for aerocomposites.
#a350 #autoclave #outofautoclave


Top composites blog articles of 2015

Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.
#777x #787 #autoclave


Turnkey manufacturing systems: Simplifying automated HP-RTM

Having offered turnkey systems for composites since the 1990s for sheet molding compound (SMC), long fiber thermoplastic (LFT) and glass mat thermoplastic (GMT), Dieffenbacher (Eppingen, Germany) now has automated systems for high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM).
#outofautoclave #sheetmoldingcompound #bmw


Turnkey manufacturing systems: Automated RTM for aerospace

German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Center for Lightweight Production Technology site in Stade, Germany, has developed EVo, an automated production line capable of 100,000 complex composite parts/yr.
#airbus #autoclave #bmw


Turnkey manufacturing systems: Materials, markets and maturation

Automated production cells promise affordability and less risk in scaling up composites production, but are they really the path forward?
#pei #sheetmoldingcompound #weaving

Carbon Fibers

Reducing manufacturing cost via RTM

Airbus Bremen aims to replace dozens of prepreg components and assembly operations with a unitized multispar composite flap molded in a one-shot process.
#outofautoclave #layup #ndi

Carbon Fibers

CMF project's process combines prepreg with RTM

Composite Multispar Flap (CMF) project at Airbus  Bremen demonstrates SQRTM process for producing aircraft flaps
#outofautoclave #airbus #layup


Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015

A look at the 15th edition of SPE’s Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).


SPE ACCE 2015 show report

Was this the year, finally, for the big break-through for automotive composites? Maybe, depending on to whom one talked or the presentation one heard.
#bmw #braiding #cuttingtools

Carbon Fibers

HP-RTM: A means, not an end

This side story to CW's Plant Tour of Mubea Carbo Tech explores MCT's HP-RTM technologies.
#hprtm #outofautoclave #planttours