INFUSION

Infusion

FAA-funded MSU research program to address resin infusion needs in aerocomposites market

Phase I of the Mississippi State University Advanced Composites Institute’s multi-year program seeks industry feedback to identify market satisfaction gaps.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Infusion

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast advances LANCA project concept with resin transfer infusion

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast, Northrop Grumman and Intrepid Minds support further development of the Royal Air Force’s unmanned Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA). 
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #northropgrumman

Natural Fibers

Easy Composites appointed as exclusive U.K. distributor of Eco-Technilin natural fiber reinforcements

Eco-Technilin natural fiber product range offers woven, nonwoven, UD and prepreg reinforcement options that are more sustainable, affordable alternatives to traditional reinforcements like glass fiber.
#weaving

Infusion

SIS, InfraCore sign agreement for InfraCore technology license

Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.
#infrastructure

Core

Composite vaccine shipment container incorporates Diab structural core

The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines globally.

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.
#outofautoclave #boeing #gerenewable

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Videos / Podcasts

Glass Fibers

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

Aerospace

Contactless measurement of temperature, pressure in composites

Magnetic microwires enable contactless measurement of temperature and pressure during cure and in service.
#trends #composites4_0

RTM

The path to OOA wings with minimal fasteners

A review of the quest to eliminate both the autoclave and mechanical fasteners in composite wing structures.
#ms21 #outofautoclave #trends

Glass Fibers

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

Thermoplastics

Multilayer thermoplastic tapes, AFP and resin infusion for more democratic composites

Novotech advances new materials and more affordable automated processes for small aircraft and beyond
#generalaviation #cleansky #outofautoclave

Infusion

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

RTM

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

Infusion

FAA-funded MSU research program to address resin infusion needs in aerocomposites market

Phase I of the Mississippi State University Advanced Composites Institute’s multi-year program seeks industry feedback to identify market satisfaction gaps.

Design/Simulation

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast advances LANCA project concept with resin transfer infusion

Spirit AeroSystems Belfast, Northrop Grumman and Intrepid Minds support further development of the Royal Air Force’s unmanned Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA). 
#nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems #northropgrumman

Curing

Easy Composites appointed as exclusive U.K. distributor of Eco-Technilin natural fiber reinforcements

Eco-Technilin natural fiber product range offers woven, nonwoven, UD and prepreg reinforcement options that are more sustainable, affordable alternatives to traditional reinforcements like glass fiber.
#weaving

Construction

SIS, InfraCore sign agreement for InfraCore technology license

Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.
#infrastructure

Core

Composite vaccine shipment container incorporates Diab structural core

The Envirotainer RAP e2 container is being used to ship COVID-19 vaccines globally.

Marine

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

NEW PRODUCTS: INFUSION

Infusion

New book covers practical issues associated with resin infusion processes

Author details the mechanics of materials for the construction of laminates manufactured with the aid of pressure, computer simulations and infusion strategies and more.

Prepregs

HexPly XF surface materials satisfy high-quality wind blade surface finish

Suitable for prepreg and infusion processes, Hexcel’s HexPly XF reduce shell manufacturing time by up to 2 hours and removes all surface defects prior to painting.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Infusion

Oli46 Resin Blocker maintains infusion vacuum level

Technical flange is designed to avoid resin waste up to 80%, improve surface finish and save on cost and production time.

Injection/Overmolding

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.
#regulation #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

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.
#weaving #outofautoclave

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.