GLASS FIBERS

Additive Manufacturing

DLR launches EmpowerAX to industrialize continuous fiber 3D printing

Global, industry-diversified platform will increase access to additive extrusion (AX) technologies and accelerate technology transfer for users and providers.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

Composite radome design secures patent, overcomes signal attenuation challenges

Fiberglass skins with a closed cell thermoplastic foam supports the easy transmission of radio waves while offering signal antennae environmental protection.

Aerospace

MaruHachi installs new UD tape line for high-end applications

New focus on high-temperature thermoplastic tapes and multi-layer sheet laminates for aerospace, automotive and other demanding market segments.
#aramidfiber #peek

Glass Fibers

Teijin to install GF-SMC molding line to meet automotive market demands

Molding line to be installed at Benet Automotive in the Czech Republic by 2022, offers customers greater design freedom, productivity and cost efficiency.
#sheetmoldingcompound

Glass Fibers

Glass fiber supply chain struggles amid pandemic, economic recovery

Transportation issues, rising demands and other factors have led to higher costs or delays for gun rovings and more. Suppliers and Gardner Intelligence share their perspectives.

The making of glass fiber

The making of glass fiber

The old art behind this industry’s first fiber reinforcement is explained,with insights into new fiber science and future developments.
#discontinuousfiber #marketing #aramidfiber

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Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

Effman installs AFP-XS as part of project to enable AFP for SMEs

uCOMP project with Addcomposites and Quebec partners demonstrates new woven tape and high-permeability preforms for resin infusion in <2 minutes.

Infusion

Novel dry tape for liquid molded composites

MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
#automation #outofautoclave #windblades

Automotive

The markets: Automotive (2021)

Composites continue measured growth as the global automotive industry, driven by zero-emissions goals toward increased electrification, seeks to reduce vehicle weight and improve performance.
#iacmi #biomaterials #audi

Automotive

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Marine

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#layup #application #cuttingtools

Wind/Energy

Ducommun licenses WSU lightning strike protection for composite wind blades

New technology showed no damage after up to 8 lightning strikes and can be repaired in 20 minutes.
#windblades #sustainability

Defense

Episode 31: John Riendeau, Rhode Island Commerce

Rhode Island Commerce director of business development John Riendeau discusses how the state’s legacy experience in boat building has translated into expertise in new markets within the composites industry.
#aramidfiber #workforcedevelopment #windblades

Thermoplastics

Composite radome design secures patent, overcomes signal attenuation challenges

Fiberglass skins with a closed cell thermoplastic foam supports the easy transmission of radio waves while offering signal antennae environmental protection.

Aerospace

MaruHachi installs new UD tape line for high-end applications

New focus on high-temperature thermoplastic tapes and multi-layer sheet laminates for aerospace, automotive and other demanding market segments.
#aramidfiber #peek

Glass Fibers

Teijin to install GF-SMC molding line to meet automotive market demands

Molding line to be installed at Benet Automotive in the Czech Republic by 2022, offers customers greater design freedom, productivity and cost efficiency.
#sheetmoldingcompound

Glass Fibers

Glass fiber supply chain struggles amid pandemic, economic recovery

Transportation issues, rising demands and other factors have led to higher costs or delays for gun rovings and more. Suppliers and Gardner Intelligence share their perspectives.

Wind/Energy

BYK earns additive certification for rotor blade applications

The BYK-C 8001 coupling agent offers 60% improved mechanical strength, design freedom and universal application for glass fiber-reinforced epoxy resin systems.
#windblades

Glass Fibers

Tecniplas extends useful life of composites equipment used in paper mill by 50%

Taking into accordance corrosive fluids and high process temperatures, the new FRP up flow tower is able to operate for 15 years without need for maintenance.

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Carbon Fibers

Airbond expands composite fiber splicing product range and capabilities

Splicing limits increased tenfold to handle more challenging materials at higher concentrations.
#aramidfiber

Wind/Energy

E9 ultra-high-modulus glass fiber targets high-end applications

Compared to E-glass, Jushi’s E9 glass fiber boasts improved mechanical properties, including a 36% higher modulus and 60% higher strength.

Glass Fibers

ICP thermoplastic tension members enable flex strength improvement

TM continuous fiber-reinforced rods help plastic parts perform more like metal by increasing load capacity and overall stiffness of the molded part. 

Carbon Fibers

Lanxess thermoplastic material targets high flame-retardant properties

Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites variants with a PA6 matrix are certified as UL 94 V-0 and retain a high degree of strength, rigidity and energy absorption.

Curing

Techsil, Panacol offer Vitralit adhesive for filament winding

The transparent one-component epoxy adhesive and curing system is ideal for carbon fiber or glass fiber filament winding.
#adhesives

Glass Fibers

Borealis highlights polypropylene technology for flexible automotive design

Fibremod, the customized carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene material ensures reduced weight, cost savings and design flexibility.