CARBON FIBERS

Carbon Fibers

South Korean carbon fiber recycling start-up scales up

With plans for growth, CATACK-H claims its solvolysis-based recycling process can reclaim high-quality fibers and resins from materials and finished parts.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Addcomposites installs AFP-XS at Compositadour and integrates humm3 flash lamp

French technology platform expands access to composites beyond aerospace, while humm3 offers cost-effective dry fiber and thermoplastic tape placement in addition to CF/epoxy prepregs.

Automotive

Mansory Audi RSQ8 conversion incorporates carbon fiber

The high-performance SUV boasts carbon fiber front, side and rear skirts, as well as a composite hood. Carbon fiber trim completes the look.
#audi

Defense

Batelle earns $46.3 million contract to support composites manufacturing

The seven-year contract will help the U.S. DoD support the rapid maturation and integration of manufacturing innovations to produce thermal protection materials and carbon fiber. 

Thermoplastics

Hybrid, large-format additive tooling: Lighter, faster, less costly molds for big parts

Additively manufactured cores, CFRP face skins produce large tools for prototype, low-volume aerostructure parts.
#workinprogress #pei #iacmi

The making of carbon fiber

The making of carbon fiber

A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.
#Composites101 #sustainability #weaving

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Videos / Podcasts

ATL/AFP

Addcomposites installs AFP-XS at Compositadour and integrates humm3 flash lamp

French technology platform expands access to composites beyond aerospace, while humm3 offers cost-effective dry fiber and thermoplastic tape placement in addition to CF/epoxy prepregs.

Carbon Fibers

CFP Composites announces global distributor network for carbon fiber tooling

The wide range of global distributor partnerships will provide short lead time deliveries, local knowledge and outstanding customer service. 

Design/Simulation

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

Design/Simulation

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Carbon Fibers

Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials

Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.
#nextgenaerospace #space #bmi

Compression Molding

Episode 33: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Composites

CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.
#northropgrumman #automation #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#sustainability

ATL/AFP

Addcomposites installs AFP-XS at Compositadour and integrates humm3 flash lamp

French technology platform expands access to composites beyond aerospace, while humm3 offers cost-effective dry fiber and thermoplastic tape placement in addition to CF/epoxy prepregs.

Carbon Fibers

Mansory Audi RSQ8 conversion incorporates carbon fiber

The high-performance SUV boasts carbon fiber front, side and rear skirts, as well as a composite hood. Carbon fiber trim completes the look.
#audi

Carbon Fibers

Batelle earns $46.3 million contract to support composites manufacturing

The seven-year contract will help the U.S. DoD support the rapid maturation and integration of manufacturing innovations to produce thermal protection materials and carbon fiber. 

Construction

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.
#adhesives #infrastructure

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon, Koller Kunststofftechnik manufacture composite windshield

Injection molded carbon fiber profiles for future BMW Group models cut 40% of weight compared to conventional steel construction and offer potential use in other automotive projects. 
#bmw

Prepregs

AVK announces winners of 2020 Innovation Awards

Several sustainable composite innovations were recognized and awarded in the Innovative Products/Applications, Innovative Processes and Research and Science categories.
#automation

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Automotive

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Filament Winding

Techsil, Panacol offer Vitralit adhesive for filament winding

The transparent one-component epoxy adhesive and curing system is ideal for carbon fiber or glass fiber filament winding.
#adhesives

Glass Fibers

Borealis highlights polypropylene technology for flexible automotive design

Fibremod, the customized carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene material ensures reduced weight, cost savings and design flexibility.

Design/Simulation

Contact-less microsensor targets real-time NDT for composite structures

RVmagnetics’ MicroWire self-monitors composite structures via embedding during the production process. It improves safety, control and real-time data for predictive maintenance. 

Carbon Fibers

Kraibon elastomer improves adhesion and composite material properties

Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s elastomer product protects against impact, directly adheres to materials, improves damping properties and more.
#adhesives

Curing

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave