CUTTING/KITTING

Aerospace

Kanfit installs new autoclave, automated cutter to increase composite parts production capacity

Composite parts producer in Israel increases capabilities for composites, 3D printing and hybrid assemblies.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

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Automated Cutting of Composites Reinforcement Saves Time and Material, Improves Quality

Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
#outofautoclave #aramidfiber #cwcustomcontent

Cutting/Kitting

C-FREX exoskeleton depends on CFRP for unpowered movement

C-FREX uses a novel design and CFRP to overcome the heaviness and weakness of metallic exoskeletons.
#autoclave #insidemanufacturing #layup

Cutting/Kitting

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Zünd

Zünd is presenting its latest developments in modular, digital cutting solutions for composites applications. 
#camx

Cutting/Kitting

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: OMAX Corp.

OMAX Corp. is showcasing the benefits of its abrasive waterjets for composites cutting. 
#camx

Automated cutting accelerates

Automated cutting accelerates

Software/hardware advances and peripheral equipment make flatbed cutters essential to automated production scenarios.
#workforcedevelopment #cuttingtools #marketing

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Videos / Podcasts

Cutting/Kitting

Automated Cutting of Composites Reinforcement Saves Time and Material, Improves Quality

Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
#outofautoclave #aramidfiber #cwcustomcontent

Curing

C-FREX exoskeleton depends on CFRP for unpowered movement

C-FREX uses a novel design and CFRP to overcome the heaviness and weakness of metallic exoskeletons.
#autoclave #insidemanufacturing #layup

Machining/Drilling

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories

Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.
#workforcedevelopment #cuttingtools #autoclave

Thermoplastics

Zero-waste: New process, equipment recycles prepreg, tape offal

Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.
#workinprogress #regulation #discontinuousfiber

Cutting/Kitting

Making prepreg tape more accessible

Cygnet Texkimp’s new slitter-spooler offers economical production of high-quality tapes and vertical integration for manufacturers to access a much wider market.
#boeing #windblades #a350

Carbon Fibers

Episode 18: Manish Patel and Ashley Graeber, Web Industries

Business leaders at Web Industries discuss cutting and kitting services, and the process of slitting carbon fiber prepreg.

ATL/AFP

Automated manufacturing solutions from Airborne

I had the chance recently to interview Marcus Kremers, chief technology officer of Airborne International (The Hague, Netherlands), who told me about his company’s growing smart automation initiatives for its customers.
#composites4_0

Defense

Kanfit installs new autoclave, automated cutter to increase composite parts production capacity

Composite parts producer in Israel increases capabilities for composites, 3D printing and hybrid assemblies.
#autoclave

Cutting/Kitting

Augmented reality system facilitates FRP component preforming

The software makes exact alignment and position of materials directly visible on the component.
#layup

Cutting/Kitting

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.
#autoclave #outofautoclave #uas

Cutting/Kitting

Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system

Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.
#f-35 #automation #lockheedmartin

Core

Gurit signs two-year kitting supply agreement with Chinese wind blade manufacturer

Gurit says the agreement is part of its strategic plan to extend its kitting and core material services into the Chinese domestic market.
#windblades

Cutting/Kitting

Eastman Machine's customers shift gears to fight pandemic

Customers using cutting tables to fabricate composite parts and structures are turning to Eastman to retrofit for processing medical-grade fabrics.
#windblades #medical

NEW PRODUCTS: CUTTING/KITTING

Cutting/Kitting

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Zünd

Zünd is presenting its latest developments in modular, digital cutting solutions for composites applications. 
#camx

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: OMAX Corp.

OMAX Corp. is showcasing the benefits of its abrasive waterjets for composites cutting. 
#camx

Cutting/Kitting

CAMX 2020 preview: Eastman Machine

Eastman Machine Co. is featuring the latest design of its Eagle C125 conveyor cutting system and additions to its catalog of precision tools.
#camx

Cutting/Kitting

Airbond introduces new range of carbon fiber splicers

Airbond is introducing a range of new rugged carbon fiber splicers said to reduce costs through saved time and waste elimination.

Cutting/Kitting

Automated system eliminates manual material pleating, cutting

AZCO Corp.’s custom cut-to-length system features a material flow package, pleating station and heat set station.

Cutting/Kitting

Eastman releases compact cutting conveyor system

The latest release of the Eagle C-125 CNC conveyor cutting system is 8 ft. in length and comes at three width configurations.
#cuttingtools #aramidfiber