THERMOPLASTICS

Thermoplastics

Westlake Plastics, Environmental Composites launch thermoformable carbon fiber composite

Aerolite Carbon is an advanced carbon fiber/thermoplastic material designed for fast, large-volume parts manufacture on existing equipment.

Thermoplastics

CompositesWorld and ITHEC partner for thermoplastic composites 3-day virtual event

With maximum interactivity, leading TPC event focuses on manufacturing and 3D printing forum powered by CW.

Thermoplastics

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems

Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.
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Thermoplastics

Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

The collaboration leverages additive manufacturing to accelerate development of automotive structural thermoplastic products.
#workforcedevelopment

Thermoplastics

Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study

Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.
#workforcedevelopment

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Vectorply

Vectorply Corp. is highlighting its custom composite reinforcement fabrics for a range of markets and applications.
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Epoxies

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites is featuring its latest product developments in thermoset and thermoplastic technologies.
#paek #camx

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Performance Materials Corp.

Toray Performance Materials Corp. is featuring its line of high-performance, high-volume, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials.
#camx #medical #weaving

Carbon Fibers

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 2

Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car
#focusondesign #sheetmoldingcompound #precursor

Prepregs

TPRC investigates AFP in-situ consolidation alternative

The two-step process involves deposition of thermoplastic prepreg via AFP, followed by vacuum-bag-only (VBO). Research has already been completed in the qualitative stage. 
#automation #outofautoclave