RTM

Carbon Fibers

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Molds/Tools

Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming

Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
#education #autoclave #boeing

Prepregs

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
#education #airbus #composites4_0

Aerospace

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
#autoclave #braiding #closedmolding

Cutting/Kitting

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#autoclave #layup #composites4_0

HP-RTM for aerospace composites

HP-RTM for serial production of cost-effective CFRP aerostructures

Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.
#weaving #education #spreadtow

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Videos / Podcasts

RTM

One-piece, one-cure, infused carbon fiber wheel is ready to roll

ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.
#education #weaving #sustainability

Defense

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
#f-35 #cuttingtools #closedmolding

Carbon Fibers

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility

Results for cutting CFRP cycle time to be presented at Carbon Fiber 2019 conference.
#closedmolding #hprtm #adhesives

ATL/AFP

Highlights: Composites Convention 2019

Highlights from the Composites Convention 2019, June 12-13, in Stade, Germany, organized by CFK Valley e.V. and Carbon Composites e.V, and the German Aerospace Center’s 5th Colloquium on Production Technology, on May 15, in Augsburg.
#boeing #medical #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

DARPA presents TFF program for low-cost composites for defense

Results reviewed at SAMPE 2019 show new materials and side-by-side comparisons of thermoset, thermoplastic, HP-RTM and press-forming, including PtFS molding cell.
#closedmolding #darpa #discontinuousfiber

Consumer

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

ATL/AFP

Automated Preforming, Part 6: Coriolis Composites

Pioneer in automated fiber placement (AFP) advances preforms for overmolded thermoplastic composites enabling production of one automotive part every 20 seconds.
#automation #outofautoclave #layup

Compression Molding

CETMA: composites R&D and innovation in Italy

From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
#education #airbus #composites4_0

Epoxies

AFRL evaluates braiding, SMP tooling and VARTM for lower-cost future engine inlet ducts

U.S. Air Force and Ohio-based composites team develop new process for S-shaped aerostructure.
#autoclave #braiding #closedmolding

Cutting/Kitting

Kanfit coping with COVID-19 and managing growth using Composites 4.0 systems

Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
#autoclave #layup #composites4_0

Automotive

In Italy, how one composites fabricator is coping

Lessons learned from Bucci Composites, located in Faenza, Italy, in the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.

Aerospace

Spirit AeroSystems opens new spoiler manufacturing facility

The Scotland-based facility will use advanced composites technology for high-volume production of spoilers for the Airbus A320 aircraft family.

Aerospace

DC dielectric sensors for industrial composites production

Synthesites in situ process monitoring enables cure decisions based on real-time Tg evaluation that can reduce cure cycles by up to 50%.

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RTM

Composite Integration launches resin transfer molding, infusion technologies

The company’s modular infusion manifold automates the infusion process to simplify manufacture of large composite structures.
#outofautoclave #regulation #closedmolding

RTM

Presidium launches fast-cure, high-strength resin system

Presidium USA is introducing to the composites manufacturing market the RevoTherm line of resin systems that offer low viscosity, fast cure and high strength in finished parts.
#outofautoclave #closedmolding #sheetmoldingcompound

Molds/Tools

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Design Concepts

Design Concepts is emphasizing its closed mold applications for both tooling and manufacturing in the entertainment, simulation, aerospace and wind energy markets.
#closedmolding #windblades

RTM

Sicomin launches bio resin for HP-RTM processing

SR GreenPoxy 28 is a bio-based epoxy resin designed for fast cure, high performance, and more sustainable automotive manufacturing.
#outofautoclave #hprtm #closedmolding

Epoxies

SWM launches Naltex flow media for resin infusion

SWM International (Alpharetta, Ga., U.S.) announces the introduction of Naltex flow media for resin infusion processes.
#closedmolding #outofautoclave #windblades

Injection/Overmolding

JEC World 2019 preview: Engel

At JEC World 2019, Engel Austria is presenting its technologies for organomelt processing, in-situ polymerization, HP-RTM and flow molding with SMC.
#sheetmoldingcompound #hprtm #closedmolding