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ATL/AFP

Carbon fiber raises consumer performance index

Carbon bridges gap between large-volume sporting goods and aerospace to satisfy discriminating tastes in consumer and professional markets.
#marketing #adhesives #outofautoclave

Infusion

Are high-temp thermosets ready to go commercial?

Developed for the U.S. military, these high-performance matrices are branching out into wider use.
#adhesives #outofautoclave #weaving

RTM

Carbon composites move beyond racing yachts into commercial and military marine applications.

Marine carbon composites move beyond racing yachts into commercial and military vessels.
#marketing #outofautoclave #adhesives

Design/Simulation

Carbon fiber markets and goComp.biz iPod winner

As I write this, I'm preparing for a 4th of July family reunion celebration at my house. If that isn't scary enough, contractors are still putting the finishing touches on a two-year-long remodeling project, during which I've been camping out in my basement! It's been touch and go in more ways than one - the finish
#outofautoclave

Cutting/Kitting

Post-show review of the 2004 U.S. SAMPE Symposium

Largest-ever Symposium serves up a large helping of news and new technologies from advanced composites suppliers.
#aramidfiber #autoclave #boeing

RTM

Resin transfer molding and preforms for jet engine stators

New 3-D woven preforms and nanofillers will improve part quality and reduce manufacturing costs.
#layup #aeroengines #aramidfiber

Curing

Newer surfacing films reduce surface on demolded composite parts

A wide variety of products reduces finishing costs in many applications.
#outofautoclave #weaving #autoclave

RTM

Composites combat ready in UCAVs

As unmanned aircraft are designed from inception for combat duty, composites will carry the payloads in structural components.
#lockheedmartin #darpa #weaving

Infusion

Advances in sizings and surface treatments for carbon fibers

As carbon reinforcements find new applications, unfamiliar processes and resin systems make sizing and treatment surprisingly hot topics.
#bulkmoldingcompound #discontinuousfiber #polyimide

Cutting/Kitting

Composite rib structure for Airbus A380 vertical tail

Fabricator exceeds Airbus performance requirements with hand layed rib truss structure for A380.
#layup #ndi #outofautoclave