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Automotive

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.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Aerospace

First all-CFRP fuselage in Mexico

UNAQ and RHEM Composites help produce body of third prototype for Oaxaca Aerospace’s Pegasus P-400T.
#airbus #layup #outofautoclave

Aerospace

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

Filament Winding

Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms

An evolving landscape of automation, sensors and AI software is not an end, but a means to achieve the cost, quality, efficiency and agility required for future manufacturing.  
#feature #automation #composites4_0

Curing

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

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

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

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

Carbon Fibers

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

Fabrics/Preforms

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

Carbon Fibers

Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM) with moi composites

Continuous fiber 3D printing using epoxy, vinylester and acrylic with continuous glass, carbon, basalt and other fibers, including deposition along nonlinear curves, is only the beginning.
#autoclave #layup #sustainability

Infusion

Carbon fiber/epoxy in production boats

Scout Boats and now Hinckley Yachts showcase how demand for lighter, faster performance pushes materials and process change.
#marketing #sustainability #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

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.
#planttours #infrastructure

Aerospace

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

Glass Fibers

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.

Fabrics/Preforms

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.

Glass Fibers

AVK invites submissions for Innovation Award 2020 candidates

Award categories include innovative composite applications, processes or research. The application deadline is March 31.

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

Infusion

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