RTM

RTM

SPE ACCE 2011: Growing again

The Society of Plastics Engineers’ 11th conference on automotive composites fields a top slate of speakers and attracts its largest crowd.
#bulkmoldingcompound #outofautoclave #sizing

RTM

PRSEUS preform for pressurized cabin walls

Over the next few years, NASA and The Boeing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) will build larger and more elaborate pressurized passenger cabin structures for future blended-wing airliners.
#boeing #aeroengines #autoclave

Testing

Composite propeller for Royal Navy minehunter

Composite-for-metal replacement brings multiple benefits.
#layup #weaving #outofautoclave

Fabrics/Preforms

2011 International Paris Air Show

At the 49th event, records are set for attendance and aircraft orders, and airframers go on record about composites-related developments.
#airbus #braiding #f-35

RTM

Double bagging through three decades

A short history of double-bagging.
#layup #outofautoclave #polyimide

RTM

Double-bag infusion: 70% fiber volume?

A double vacuum-bag system and tight process control enable repeatable fiber volumes of 60 to 70 percent and improves consistency of infused laminates.
#boeing #sustainability #autoclave

RTM

Mold heating study proves pressurized water system

Westminster Solutions and SINGLE Temperature Controls partner to create an RTM cell that heats the mold more efficiently with pressurized water rather than with a conventional oil heating system..
#outofautoclave

Thermoplastics

Structural armor or armored structures?

Either way, antiballistics engineers seek structural integrity and ballistic deterrence from a single design.
#weaving #adhesives #aeroengines

Aerospace

SQRTM enables net-shape parts

New out-of-autoclave process combines resin transfer molding with prepregs for complex helicopter part prototype.
#lockheedmartin #layup #boeing

Core

F1-inspired MonoCell: Racing safety for the road

Resin transfer molding makes CFRP passenger cell mass-producible for new model supercar.
#autoclave #layup #outofautoclave