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Composites Academy launches online training with hands-on exercises

Composites Expert and Institut de Soudure partner to provide interactive advanced composites training to students and professionals worldwide.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Fabrics/Preforms

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow

Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #airbus

Infusion

Covestro machine developed for direct infusion of polyurethane rotor blades

Covestro’s tailor-made Baulé machine enabled production of a 64.2-meter-long polyurethane turbine blade.
#windblades

Wind/Energy

Reimagining wind blade design

Wind turbine blade architecture is so well established that it’s difficult to imagine there might be a better alternative. ACT Blade’s skeleton-based design is a step in that direction.
#focusondesign #windblades

Infusion

Webinar presentation: Next-Generation Composites Materials and Processes (July 2020)

CompositesWorld hosted on July 28, 2020, a webinar titled, “Next-Generation Composite Materials and Processes.” If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording or download a PDF of the presentation.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #wingoftomorrow

The evolution of infusion

As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.
#autoclave #bmi #layup

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Videos / Podcasts

Infusion

Composites Academy launches online training with hands-on exercises

Composites Expert and Institut de Soudure partner to provide interactive advanced composites training to students and professionals worldwide.
#workforcedevelopment

Aerospace

Update: Lower wing skin, Wing of Tomorrow

Airbus is evaluating several advanced composites technologies as part of its Wing of Tomorrow program. Among these is liquid resin infusion of the lower wing skin, being developed by Spirit AeroSystems.
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #airbus

Infusion

No business case for reteaching robots

DLR Center for Lightweight Production Technology has developed an AI-equipped work cell where collaborative robots can switch from producing composite rear pressure bulkheads to fuselage panels without requiring reprogramming or retraining.
#airbus #boeing #composites4_0

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.
#trends #outofautoclave #pekk

Additive Manufacturing

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Automotive

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools

Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.
#marketing #cuttingtools #discontinuousfiber

Infusion

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense

Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.
#darpa #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Wind/Energy

Covestro machine developed for direct infusion of polyurethane rotor blades

Covestro’s tailor-made Baulé machine enabled production of a 64.2-meter-long polyurethane turbine blade.
#windblades

Aerospace

Boeing announces first unmanned Loyal Wingman defense aircraft

The first of three prototypes, the Loyal Wingman’s artificial intelligence application and its use of composites soars above the milestone set for unmanned aircraft.
#trends #boeing #composites4_0

Infusion

Strukton Civiel and FiberCore Europe cooperate to retrofit concrete bridges with composite FRP decks

SUREbridge offers sustainable, cost-saving strengthening for outdated bridges.
#infrastructure

Carbon Fibers

MS-21 completes fourth flight test for EASA certification

Single-aisle jetliner with out of autoclave composite wing steps closer to certification.
#facc #ms21 #autoclave

Marine

Orenco and FiberCore sign license agreement for InfraCore technology in U.S.

Collaboration matches delamination-resistant technology with large FRP structures expertise for new applications and U.S. market growth.
#marketing #outofautoclave #infrastructure

Mass Transit

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#airbus #bulkmoldingcompound #biomaterials

NEW PRODUCTS: INFUSION

Infusion

Composite Integration launches resin transfer molding, infusion technologies

The company’s modular infusion manifold automates the infusion process to simplify manufacture of large composite structures.
#outofautoclave #regulation

Fabrics/Preforms

Bally Ribbon Mills technology features infusion for 3D woven joints

Woven fabrics manufacturer Bally Ribbon Mills is highlighting its film infusion capabilities for 3D woven joints woven thermal protection systems and more.
#outofautoclave #weaving

Infusion

Energy saver system lowers vacuum generator power usage, reduces noise

Anver Corp.’s Energy Saver technology is now available to reduce operating costs and increase safety on all of its electric- and air-powered vacuum generators.

Infusion

Airtech introduces high-stretch breather

Airtech Advanced Materials Group says its Stretch Flow P 2000 is a knitted, polyester breather with excellent stretch properties.
#infrastructure

Aerospace

SWM launches Naltex flow media for resin infusion

SWM International (Alpharetta, Ga., U.S.) announces the introduction of Naltex flow media for resin infusion processes.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Core

JEC World 2019 preview: Sicomin

Sicomin (Châteauneuf les Martigues, France) is launching MaxCore, a new sandwich core designed for infusion processes, at JEC World 2019. 
#aramidfiber #outofautoclave