MACHINING/DRILLING

Fabrics/Preforms

High-rate, automated aerospace RTM line delivers next-gen spoilers

At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.

Jeff Sloan
Editor-in-Chief, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

YG-1 solid-carbide routers designed for faster composites machining

Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.
#aramidfiber #cuttingtools

Carbon Fibers

Finishing tools prevent delamination in hybrid material machining

Seco Tools’ JC898 rougher and JC899 finisher are designed for use with hybrid CFRP-metal stacked materials for aerospace applications.
#cuttingtools

Epoxies

Composites enable novel flying speedboat

Candela Boats’ Seven speedboat combines all-electric propulsion with precision foiling in a design made possible by creative composites engineering.
#adhesives #layup #cuttingtools

Poly/Vinyl Esters

SourceBook 2020

Welcome to the online SourceBook, the counterpart to CompositesWorld's annually published print SourceBook composites industry buyer's guide.
#adhesives

Machining update: One-shot dry drilling of stacked materials

Tool design innovations tighten tolerances and cut costs for those who drill composite-metal assemblies.
#workforcedevelopment #787 #boeing

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Videos / Podcasts

Molds/Tools

Composites 4.0: digital assistants, edge computing and the future of smart factories

Plataine reviews developments and discusses where composites manufacturing is headed.
#infrastructure #layup #workforcedevelopment

Machining/Drilling

French Oil Mill Machinery Company holds open house

The event drew over 80 attendees for a behind the scenes look at the company’s manufacturing processes.
#marketing #infrastructure

Marine

Industrialized continuous fiber composite printing in Delft

CEAD offers large builds with speed, precision, low-cost extrusion and continuous fiber.
#trends #pekk #paek

Thermoplastics

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

Aerospace

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

Testing

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.
#workforcedevelopment #adhesives #layup

Construction

2019 CAMX award, ACE winners illustrate industry trends

Among this year’s award winners are Continental Structural Plastics, the Institut fur Textiltecnik of RWTH Aachen University, LyondellBasell, Fortify, Spirit AeroSystems and more.
#camx #sustainability #braiding

Additive Manufacturing

Prodrive Composites updates, expands U.K. facility

New cutting machines, in-house 3D printers, an additional autoclave, CNC machines and expanded production space aim to increase productivity.
#cuttingtools #planttours #workforcedevelopment

Machining/Drilling

Cms North America to hold open house

Cms North America is holding an open house event, called “International Limitless Technology Experience,” at its Grand Rapids, Michigan location on July 31 – Aug. 2, 2019.
#cuttingtools

Thermoplastics

Century Tool expands large composites mold capacity

The company’s new horizontal milling machine is reportedly capable of producing larger molds for compression molding a variety of composite materials.

Machining/Drilling

Competition Composites Inc. installs large 5-axis CNC milling machine

New 5-axis CNC milling machine to enhance Competition Composites Inc.'s capabilities on larger composite tooling projects and one-off fabrications.

Machining/Drilling

French Oil Mill Machinery Company holds open house

The event drew over 80 attendees for a behind the scenes look at the company’s manufacturing processes.

NEW PRODUCTS: MACHINING/DRILLING

Machining/Drilling

YG-1 solid-carbide routers designed for faster composites machining

Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.
#aramidfiber #cuttingtools

Fabrics/Preforms

Finishing tools prevent delamination in hybrid material machining

Seco Tools’ JC898 rougher and JC899 finisher are designed for use with hybrid CFRP-metal stacked materials for aerospace applications.
#cuttingtools

Aerospace

Solid carbide drill designed for aerospace composites

Sandvik Coromant’s CoroDrill 863 solid carbide drill with -O geometry has been designed to improve drilling consistency and performance on composite aerospace workpieces.
#cuttingtools

Machining/Drilling

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Diversified Machine Systems

Diversified Machine Systems is showcasing its 5-axis CNC machining capabilities at CAMX 2019.
#camx #cuttingtools

Aerospace

AXYZ redesigns Infinite CNC router

The machine is designed for high-precision cutting of fiber reinforcements for a variety of end market applications. 
#cuttingtools

Machining/Drilling

Airtech tape designed to secure cores during machining

Corehold P-HA pressure sensitive tape is a core holding film designed to hold honeycomb core and other core materials during machining.
#adhesives