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Composite engine valves?

 HPC technical editor Sara Black reports progress on CFRP intake and exhaust valves for race car engines.
#outofautoclave #weaving #polyimide

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High-Volume Preforming for Automotive Application

 More than a dozen parts for four Aston Martin models are mass produced in France using Ford Motor Co.'s optimized Programmable Preforming Process and resin transfer molding.
#braiding #discontinuousfiber #adhesives

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Cutting Infusion Time And Cost

When open molders turn to infusion, careful planning, material selection and training precede process efficiency.
#layup #vestas #windblades

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Composite spoilers brake Airbus for landing

New RTM'd carbon composite center hinge fitting withstands 20-ton air load in commercial jet spoiler assembly.
#adhesives #airbus #autoclave

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Rapid Fiber Preforming On A Large Scale

A proven alternative to open molding of big parts.
#aramidfiber #boeing #outofautoclave

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Autoclave Quality Outside The Autoclave?

Pioneers of out-of-autoclave processing in aerospace applications answer a qualified but enthusiastic Yes!
#adhesives #bmi #boeing

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Composites target tactical missiles

Composite benefits are surmounting obstacles in manufacture of small, high-volume missile systems.
#uas #outofautoclave #layup

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In-mold Preforming Cost-justifies Closed Molding

Computer-controlled robots spray preforms directly into the part tool, a running start for closed molding.
#cuttingtools #discontinuousfiber #infrastructure

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Meter, Mix Dispense Update

New technologies are improving accuracy, ease of use and repeatability while moving toward automation.
#marketing #sustainability #adhesives

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Paris Air Show Report 2005

The 46th edition of the world's largest aircraft industry event provides a fitting showcase of composites industry gains.
#marketing #787 #braiding