Glass Fibers

Magnetic 3D printing the next generation of tailored composites

Fortify uses magnetic fields and digital light processing to produce tailored microstructures for high-resolution, 3D printed composite parts — and enables the next generation of multiscale, multifunctional composite metamaterials.
#discontinuousfiber #cuttingtools #uas


Future automotive is collaborative, digital and smart using composites

According to Swedish startup Uniti, “The era of heavy, costly and unsustainable is coming to an end.”
#sustainability #electronics #composites4_0


Automated Preforming, Part 7: Fill Gesellschaft

Fill automates preforming for 1-min cycle time overmolded thermoplastic automotive parts but supplies automation throughout aero- and autocomposites process chains.
#autoclave #boeing #facc

Additive Manufacturing

Composites at AeroDef 2018

Highlights from the Aerospace Defense Manufacturing Conference – AeroDef 2018 include new technologies for tooling, drilling/machining and inspection of advanced composites.
#cuttingtools #peek #workforcedevelopment


Automated Preforming, Part 6: Coriolis Composites

Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.
#audi #layup #automation


Zero-defect manufacturing of composite parts

ZAero project aims for 30-50% boost in productivity via inline AFP inspection, simulated part performance and decision support tools.
#airbus #workforcedevelopment #layup


Automated Preforming, Part 5: Holistic Quality Optimization

Simulation and testing key to integrated approach for optimization of automated preforming, offering time and cost savings as well as basis for automated quality inspection.
#automation #outofautoclave


Automated Preforming, Part 4: Drapability Testing

Textechno discusses how this test works, the new German test standard and its benefits for composites
#automation #weaving #workforcedevelopment


Preforming goes industrial: Part 1

ATL and AFP-based preforming options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.
#outofautoclave #windblades #audi


InFactory Solutions with Airbus

Airbus spin-off supplying Industry 4.0 systems for composites completes first qualification and discusses future developments for defect position visualization.
#a350 #composites4_0 #airbus