MARKETS VIDEOS

Glass Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Curing

Contactless measurement of temperature, pressure in composites

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

Urban Air Mobility

Novotech launches SEAGULL hybrid-electric, composites-intensive aircraft

Novel folding-wing, urban air mobility platform begins work toward certification.

Fabrics/Preforms

Carbon Axis XCell strengthens AFP capabilities at Compositadour

New robotic cell will expand testing, prototyping and pre-series production for industries looking to automate composites preforming.
#automation

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

Molds/Tools

Invar, wire additive manufacturing expand aerocomposite tooling options

Invar facesheets and backing structures are candidates for large-format 3D printing to more quickly and efficiently produce aerostructures tooling.
#workinprogress #boeing

Aerospace

Clean Sky 2 study emphasizes need for hydrogen-powered aviation development

Independent study found hydrogen as primary energy source for aircraft propulsion, outlines roadmap and required policy actions for hydrogen aviation, fuel cell technology development.
#hydrogen #cleansky

Testing

Clean Sky 2 SHERLOC project advances SHM for composites

New video shows goals, framework, sensors and tests for more affordable, smart composite fuselage
#cleansky #composites4_0

Automotive

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

Carbon Fibers

SHAPE Machining, Supernatural-X collaborate on composite electric guitar

Made from reclaimed carbon fiber, the lightweight guitar possesses excellent tuning stability, and zero RF interference.