RTM

Fabrics/Preforms

2-part epoxy for increased composite aerostructures production via RTM

Hexion meets demand for accurate mixing with in-line analytic control while improving processing window, fiber volume content and manufacturing efficiency.
#boeing #outofautoclave #layup

Compression Molding

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019

Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.
#boeing #medical #outofautoclave

Molds/Tools

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Design Concepts

Design Concepts is emphasizing its closed mold applications for both tooling and manufacturing in the entertainment, simulation, aerospace and wind energy markets.
#windblades #camx

Epoxies

Sicomin launches bio resin for HP-RTM processing

SR GreenPoxy 28 is a bio-based epoxy resin designed for fast cure, high performance, and more sustainable automotive manufacturing.
#outofautoclave #hprtm

Molds/Tools

HP-RTM for serial production of cost-effective CFRP aerostructures

Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.
#weaving #spreadtow #feature

Additive Manufacturing

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France

Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.
#a350 #airbus #autoclave

Epoxies

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense

Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.
#darpa #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Molds/Tools

Century Tool expands large composites mold capacity

The company’s new horizontal milling machine is reportedly capable of producing larger molds for compression molding a variety of composite materials.
#bulkmoldingcompound #outofautoclave #sheetmoldingcompound

RTM

Latécoère joins TPRC

As a new Tier 1 member of the ThermoPlastic composites Research Centre, Latécoère offers expertise in various fields of composite technologies (RTM, LRI).
#outofautoclave

ATL/AFP

Reaping the benefits: Composites use grows in agricultural equipment

Multiple trends support composites advances in this huge but fragmented market.
#feature #electronics #layup