RTM

Carbon Fibers

Coriolis unveils automotive composites technologies and products

The parts, displayed at JEC World 2016, include the B-pillar for the Audi A8 and engine mounts developed in cooperation with Cooper Standard.
#audi #outofautoclave #hprtm

Automotive

LG Hausys invests in HP-RTM machine from KraussMaffei

The machine is producing advanced structural components for the visible part of automobiles, including a CFRP roof panel.
#hprtm #outofautoclave

Aerospace

First 3D woven composite for NASA thermal protection systems

A NASA-led team develops 3D woven quartz preform, hybrid process to infuse it with cyanate ester resin (0.5% voids) and achieves TRL5 in three years to replace CF/phenolic in the Orion spacecraft’s compression pads.
#outofautoclave #lockheedmartin #cyanateester

Consumer

JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews

JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.
#adhesives #layup #spreadtow

Compression Molding

“Give us affordable carbon fiber!”

Guest columnist Dan Pichler, managing director of CarbConsult GmbH, suggests that the we need a sustained, cooperative effort in the carbon fiber supply chain. Partnering is the key.
#outofautoclave #windblades #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Carbures: Conquering the world for composites

This global Tier 2 supplier produced 39,322 parts for Airbus in 2015, has sold seven RMCP machines to China capable of 40,000-75,000 composite auto parts/yr and is completing a study on opportunities for composites in oil and gas applications in Mexico. What next?
#a380 #outofautoclave #layup

Aerospace

Resin transfer molding: An update

Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.
#a350 #aeroengines #787

Aerospace

Safran plans to locate third Safran/Albany composites facility in Mexico

The new plant, in Querétaro, Mexico, will mirror those in New Hampshire and France, producing carbon fiber fan blades for CFM International's LEAP engine.
#aeroengines #airbus #weaving

Fabrics/Preforms

GE Aviation, Batesville, MS, US

With a supply chain busy making commercial jet engines like the GE90, GEnx, LEAP and GE9X, GE Aviation has invested heavily in its composites capabilities in Batesville.
#layup #outofautoclave #airbus

Epoxies

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 #outofautoclave #autoclave