RTM

Construction

Composite manhole covers

UK utility trials ultralight access covers to reduce worker injuries and resulting compensation claims
#outofautoclave

Glass Fibers

Donauwörth as composites pioneer

Airbus Helicopter Germany produces composite primary structure for 30+ years, first all-composite doors for A350 XWB and latest “kinked” composite blades for new “quiet” rotorcraft.
#a380 #airbus #layup

Automotive

Part design criteria (2015)

Designers of composite parts can choose from a huge variety of fiber reinforcements and resin systems. That makes knowledge of how those materials work together a critically important aspect of part development. Here's a short description of what that knowledge entails.
#layup #outofautoclave #weaving

Defense

SOURCEBOOK 2015: The online edition

Welcome to the online SOURCEBOOK, the searchable, updatable, Internet-based counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SOURCEBOOK.
#adhesives

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Composites 2015: A multitude or markets

Although the effects of the 2008 global financial downturn are still felt in some sectors, the composites industry, in general, showed health, growth and a renewed focus on innovation.
#sustainability #precursor #polyacrylonitrile

Filament Winding

Fabrication methods (2015)

There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.
#bmi #bulkmoldingcompound #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023

The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.
#bmi #boeing #aramidfiber

RTM

Benteler SGL to supply composite leaf springs for new Volvo XC90

The rear axle of the new Volvo XC90 crossover SUV will use a composite leaf spring molded by Austria-based Benteler SGL using Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 polyurethane resin in RTM.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #adhesives

Carbon Fibers

SPE ACCE report

Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?
#discontinuousfiber #sustainability #marketing

Construction

Connora Technologies makes epoxy truly recyclable

Recyclamine hardener turns thermoset to thermoplastic and offers ability to design composites to be recyclable from the start.
#hprtm #outofautoclave #marketing