COMPRESSION MOLDING

Additive Manufacturing

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.

Peggy Malnati
Contributing Writer

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.
#northropgrumman #automation #outofautoclave

Injection/Overmolding

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

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

Compression Molding

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

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

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

Infusion

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.
#trends #outofautoclave #pekk

Prepregs

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

Compression Molding

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 #sustainability #peek

Carbon Fibers

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.
#spreadtow #bmw #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

One-piece, one-cure, infused carbon fiber wheel is ready to roll

ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.
#weaving #sustainability #workinprogress

Carbon Fibers

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
#f-35 #cuttingtools #787

Thermoplastics

Composites feature in Altair’s 8th Annual Enlighten Awards

Recognized jointly with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), winners represent the world’s best initiatives to reduce vehicle weight and meet emissions targets.
#toyota #sustainability #generalmotors

Compression Molding

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

Epoxies

Composites complete IYRS heavy lift quadcopter demonstrator concept

Boasting a prepreg carbon fiber airframe, the HLAP concept became a platform for a variety of composite fabrication techniques.
#composites4_0

Thermoplastics

Tuplus introduces carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate suitcase

The highly durable suitcase, featuring front and back shells made with Covestro’s Maezio polycarbonate composite, was designed for low-cost production, high-volume production.

Natural Fibers

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
#trends #sustainability #bulkmoldingcompound

Molds/Tools

Tooling Tech Group expands moldmaking facility

A 10,000-square-foot expansion to the Ohio-based thermoforming and compression mold manufacturing facility will be completed later this year.
#outofautoclave

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Compression Molding

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

Carbon 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.
#outofautoclave #weaving

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. 
#outofautoclave #hprtm

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

Aerospace

JEC World 2018 preview: Dieffenbacher

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