The successful test ensured the all-electric e-Starling’s CTOL flight capabilities and achieved an essential step toward its VTOL aircraft development.
Reconfigurable mold aids development of digitally-manufactured composite parts for reduced-emissions transport vehicles.
It used to be enough that AFP systems could precisely and quickly place and cut multiple tows to build complex aerostructures. Now, fabricators need those tows steered, and the tighter the radius, the better.
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Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy.
With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.
Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.
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Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.