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Published: 11/15/2017

Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
IAI’s fully automated “one-shot” RTM production line cuts helicopter seat cost 30% vs. hand layup prepreg.

Published: 11/7/2017

Audi R8 seat wall: A prelude to production
Audi takes it upon itself to design and develop carbon fiber composite structures that, the company hopes, will enter high-rate production.

Published: 9/29/2017

Rotomolded cores: New options for sandwich composites
Permanent or removable, these hollow thermoplastic cores broaden industry offerings.  

Published: 9/27/2017

Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.

Published: 3/9/2017

500,000 parts per year? No problem!
BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.

Published: 10/19/2016

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.

Published: 11/30/2015

Reducing manufacturing cost via RTM
Airbus Bremen aims to replace dozens of prepreg components and assembly operations with a unitized multispar composite flap molded in a one-shot process.

Published: 8/3/2015

In-mold sensors: In-situ process monitoring for RTM
Technology for monitoring the molding process from within the mold cavity, a practice familiar to injection molders, is making an appearance in resin transfer molding.

Published: 5/31/2014

BMW Leipzig: The epicenter of i3 production
A glimpse into the inner workings of an automaker at the forefront of serial-production autocomposites.

Published: 7/1/2013

Cutting the cost of integrated composite aerostructures
A unitized all-composite aircraft door concept is realized in one shot with no fasteners.