COMPRESSION MOLDING

Curing

Porosity, voids and bridging in prepreg autoclave and vacuum bag-only laminates

Consideration of materials, methods and systems explores ways to reduce potential surface porosity, voids, resin-rich areas, bridging and other flaws in composite laminates.


Compression Molding

Designing a versatile, multi-material EV battery enclosure

Continental Structural Plastics has developed one-piece, compression-molded composite covers, an innovative fastening system and a range of material options to meet OEM needs.
#electricvehicles #sheetmoldingcompound

Defense

Teledyne CML Composites invests in thermoplastic processing capability

In conjunction with the NCC, the automated processing cell supports high-performance thermoplastic and compression-molded thermoset parts production for the commercial aerospace and defense markets.

Infusion

Easy Composites appointed as exclusive U.K. distributor of Eco-Technilin natural fiber reinforcements

Eco-Technilin natural fiber product range offers woven, nonwoven, UD and prepreg reinforcement options that are more sustainable, affordable alternatives to traditional reinforcements like glass fiber.
#weaving

SMC seat frame

SMC: Old dog, more tricks

In the sheet molding compound renaissance, the advent of new resins and compounds are broadening the definition and application of this versatile family of composites.
#feature #marketing #regulation

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Videos / Podcasts

Epoxies

Reprocessable, repairable and recyclable epoxy resins for composites

CIDETEC matures 3R resins for aerospace applications via AIRPOXY program.
#adhesives #workinprogress #sustainability

Glass Fibers

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

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.
#infrastructure #northropgrumman #automation

RTM

Swinburne University and CSIRO's Industry 4.0 Testlab for Composite Additive Manufacturing 

Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
#outofautoclave #trends #specialreport

Compression Molding

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM

Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
#autoclave #automation #boeing

Thermoplastics

Industrial production line for recycling thermoplastic polymers and composites into organosheet

ThermoPRIME and Thermosaïc technologies recycle plastic and composite waste via modular, flexible equipment.
#cuttingtools #peek #sustainability

Aerospace

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder

High-speed, tailored preforms are used with Solvay double diaphragm forming (DDF) and compression molding to produce cost-effective, medium-volume auto and aero parts.
#outofautoclave #bmw #spreadtow

Thermoplastics

Teledyne CML Composites invests in thermoplastic processing capability

In conjunction with the NCC, the automated processing cell supports high-performance thermoplastic and compression-molded thermoset parts production for the commercial aerospace and defense markets.

Compression Molding

Easy Composites appointed as exclusive U.K. distributor of Eco-Technilin natural fiber reinforcements

Eco-Technilin natural fiber product range offers woven, nonwoven, UD and prepreg reinforcement options that are more sustainable, affordable alternatives to traditional reinforcements like glass fiber.
#weaving

Aerospace

Strata to manufacture compression-molded components for Pilatus PC-24

Strata to deliver composite engine mounting flaps, as well as the horizontal flap and conical stabilizer of the aircraft's tail per a seven-year deal.

Carbon Fibers

Cobra International commissions prepreg compression molding production line

Production capacity delivers highly structural prepreg carbon fiber hydrofoil components with a final surface finish straight from the mold.

Mass Transit

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Compression Molding

Composites One to acquire Solvay Process Materials business

The acquired business, rebranded as Aerovac, will act as manufacturer, developer and supplier of process materials, tooling and services and is comprised of a range of vacuum bagging materials.

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Construction

Dieffenbacher innovations focus on SMC, D-LFT

Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
#peek #sheetmoldingcompound

Compression Molding

JEC World 2019 preview: Wabash MPI and Carver

Wabash MPI and Carver Inc. (Wabash, Ind., U.S., 6/R51) are highlighting their lines of hydraulic and pneumatic presses for the composites industry.
#medical #outofautoclave

Natural Fibers

Rucks Maschinenbau introduces continuous compression molding system for organosheets

The company claims this process offers a lower-cost option for the manufacture of organic sheets, while enabling higher pressing forces and temperatures.
#weaving #outofautoclave

Compression Molding

KraussMaffei automated wetmolding system reduces cycle times

The new system is said to reduce the cycle time and increase process reliability compared with manual solutions. 
#hprtm #outofautoclave

Injection/Overmolding

JEC World 2018 preview: KraussMaffei

KraussMaffei (Hall 6, F61) is featuring several composites manufacturing technologies, covering wet molding, pultrusion, long fiber injection and overmolding. 
#aramidfiber #outofautoclave #windblades

Fabrics/Preforms

JEC World 2018 preview: Dieffenbacher

New tailored blank line and CompressLite for high-volume composites production
#layup #outofautoclave