Composites and metals manufacturing, automation, additive manufacturing and metrology will be undergirded by digital connectivity and digital twin to support affordable production of future vertical lift aircraft.
Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.
EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
Startup WEAV3D Inc.’s technology produces highly tunable, woven lattice reinforcements for cost-effective, high-volume automotive composites and precast concrete applications.
#weaving #workinprogress #automation
High-performance, short-fiber composite offers aerospace-grade properties with the potential to offer costs and production rates similar to those found in the automotive industry.
#trends #layup #outofautoclave
Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
Practical solutions for process-related challenges in LATW, which has great potential for pressure vessels and storage tanks.
Multi-scale modeling, testing, sensors and machine learning will advance understanding and algorithms to achieve process control and optimization for both aerospace and automotive supply chains.