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Published: 6/1/2018

Rear wall reboot: One-stop, tow to tape to CFRP part
Audi and Voith Composites iterate the CFRP rear wall from R8 sports car to A8 luxury sedan via an automated production line able to output hundreds of parts per day.

Published: 1/29/2018

Carbon/glass spar cap enables world’s longest wind blade
LM Wind Power goes long with a resin-infused hybrid carbon composite strategy.   

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, performance equation
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.

Published: 4/11/2016

Selective reinforcements boost “commodity” composite properties
Strategically placed advanced reinforcements reduce weight, cost while dramatically increasing mechanical performance and dimensional stability.

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.