COMPRESSION MOLDING

Prepregs

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.

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Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Consumer

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.

Poly/Vinyl Esters

Composites-intensive masterwork: 2020 Corvette, Part 1

Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
#weaving #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Automotive

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

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

Design/Simulation

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming

Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
#autoclave #boeing #darpa

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

Aerospace

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 #autoclave #layup

Epoxies

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

Automotive

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

Compression Molding

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

RTM

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

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

Automotive

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility

Results for cutting CFRP cycle time to be presented at Carbon Fiber 2019 conference.
#hprtm #adhesives #cuttingtools

Compression Molding

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.

Construction

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

Filament Winding

ITHEC 2020 finalizes technical program

Agenda includes emerging technologies, welding, a panel discussion and the new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum.

Aerospace

Welded thermoplastic composite keel beam demonstrator achieved

EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.

Aerospace

In Italy, how one composites fabricator is coping

Lessons learned from Bucci Composites, located in Faenza, Italy, in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Automotive

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.
#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

Pultrusion

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

Compression Molding

JEC World 2018 preview: Dieffenbacher

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