Top composites blog articles of 2015

Blog articles about additive manufacturing, 777X composite wings and colored carbon fiber all generated your interest in 2015.
#boeing #windblades #space


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).
#hprtm #bmw #sheetmoldingcompound


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.
#autoclave #bmw #airbus


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?
#airbus #bmw #autoclave

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.
#cuttingtools #autoclave #braiding


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

Carbon Fibers

Slideshow of SPE ACCE 2015

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

Carbon Fibers

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.
#marketing #automation #medical


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


Automotive composites: Thermosets for the fast zone

Epoxies continue to be developed for faster cure to meet automotive production rates.
#bmw #sheetmoldingcompound #audi