PREPREGS

Hi-Temp Resins

Bridging the gap between CFRP and CMC

Novel composites offer performance up to 1000°C with faster processing.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Prepregs

Customized production line optimizes Krempel prepreg quality and production

The automated production line for hotmelt impregnation integrates a range of features customized to Krempel’s requirements.

Infusion

Composite aerostructures in the emerging urban air mobility market

In the not too distant future, point-to-point, limited-distance, piloted and autonomous air travel for people and cargo will be the norm. Composites will make it possible.
#feature

Prepregs

Ensinger commissions thermoplastic prepreg facility

The Germany-based facility extends the company’s composite material portfolio range, including organosheets, fabric-based semi-prepreg and prepregs and composite plates.

Carbon Fibers

Building the Museum of the Future

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.
#insidemanufacturing #infrastructure

Automated towpreg vs. hand laid prepreg

Lower cost, less waste: Inline prepreg production

New technologies move direct (fabricator-based) prepregging closer to reality.
#marketing #hprtm #layup

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Videos / Podcasts

Prepregs

Addcomposites and Effman partner to provide AFP cells for SMEs

Aim is affordable, enclosed composites manufacturing cells for many different processes (AFP, grinding, buffing, sanding, drilling) in North American market. 
#automation

Curing

C-FREX exoskeleton depends on CFRP for unpowered movement

C-FREX uses a novel design and CFRP to overcome the heaviness and weakness of metallic exoskeletons.
#insidemanufacturing #layup #autoclave

Aerospace

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates

RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
#trends #composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM

Aerospace

Narrow UD tapes to bridge the ATL-AFP gap

Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement are similar, but not the same. Can narrow tapes provide a middle ground with advantages of both processes for next-gen aircraft?
#a350 #airbus #infrastructure

Infusion

Hyperjoint: additive metal + composites = stronger, tougher joints

Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
#adhesives #airbus #cuttingtools

Epoxies

Novel prepreg for compression molding in RAPM

Solvay and Boeing combine aerospace performance with process knowledge for high-rate, low-cost composites production.
#autoclave #automation #boeing

Design/Simulation

Cevotec upgrades SAMBA Fiber Patch Placement cells for production of large aerostructures

New features enable increased efficiency for curved structures using biaxial and quasi-isotropic laminates.
#layup #weaving

Prepregs

Customized production line optimizes Krempel prepreg quality and production

The automated production line for hotmelt impregnation integrates a range of features customized to Krempel’s requirements.

Prepregs

Ensinger commissions thermoplastic prepreg facility

The Germany-based facility extends the company’s composite material portfolio range, including organosheets, fabric-based semi-prepreg and prepregs and composite plates.

Prepregs

Toray expands high-performance composite tooling supply in U.S.

The Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs will be fully stocked in the central U.S. enhancing the speed of supply and regional availability. Products are available as of Sept. 22, 2020.
#workforcedevelopment

Carbon Fibers

Vega VV16 rocket launches with Bercella composites dispenser structure onboard

The CFRP dispenser structure, developed for the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS), was successfully launched for the European Space Agency.
#space

Automotive

Lanxess extends use of composites to extrusion blow molding

The process demonstrates its capabilities to boost the mechanical performance of blow-molded components in high-stress areas.

Prepregs

Addcomposites and Effman partner to provide AFP cells for SMEs

Aim is affordable, enclosed composites manufacturing cells for many different processes (AFP, grinding, buffing, sanding, drilling) in North American market. 
#automation

NEW PRODUCTS: PREPREGS

Glass Fibers

PRF Composite Materials introduces unidirectional glass prepreg

The unidirectional (UD) glass prepreg provides good results for UD carbon and glass fibers, as well as woven fabrics in PRF epoxy prepreg systems. 

Prepregs

Westlake Plastics, Environmental Composites launch thermoformable carbon fiber composite

Aerolite Carbon is an advanced carbon fiber/thermoplastic material designed for fast, large-volume parts manufacture on existing equipment.

Pultrusion

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The one-component carbon fiber prepreg can be cured at 150ºC for 10 minutes, is suitable for structural parts requiring Tg within 120-140ºC and can be stored for up to 18 months at -18ºC
#layup

Prepregs

Entry-level vertical prepreg treater

C. A. Litzler Co. Inc. offers an entry-level, solution-based vertical prepreg treater and hot melt horizontal coating line for the composites industry.

Prepregs

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Renegade Materials Corp.

Renegade Materials Corp. is promoting its prepregs, resins and adhesive products.
#camx #cyanateester #adhesives

Prepregs

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Composite Materials America

Toray Composite Materials America Inc. is featuring its latest innovations in carbon fiber and composite materials including TORAYCA T1100 carbon fiber. 
#camx