RTM

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber automotive parts production industrialized via C-RTM process

Compression resin transfer molding overcame the difficulty in shaping CFRP car parts with development time reduced by 50%.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Design/Simulation

CSP fine-tunes CF-RTM process, launches production programs

The carbon fiber RTM press will be installed at the CSP facility in Palmela, Portugal in order to run the company's first commercial applications using this technology.
#automation #sustainability

Prepregs

The markets: Aerospace (2021)

The coronavirus pandemic, a once-in-a-millennia global catastrophe, has depressed commercial air travel in unprecedented and disastrous ways. Implications start with the airlines themselves and trickle down to major airframers and the entire tier structure of the aerospace supply chain.
#boeing #nextgenaerospace #spiritaerosystems

Epoxies

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Infusion

Composites Academy launches online training with hands-on exercises

Composites Expert and Institut de Soudure partner to provide interactive advanced composites training to students and professionals worldwide.
#workforcedevelopment

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.
#airbus #spreadtow #feature

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Videos / Podcasts

RTM

Composites Academy launches online training with hands-on exercises

Composites Expert and Institut de Soudure partner to provide interactive advanced composites training to students and professionals worldwide.
#workforcedevelopment

Infusion

Swinburne University and CSIRO's Industry 4.0 Testlab for Composite Additive Manufacturing 

Australia and Germany collaborate to build Composites 4.0 production line for competitive advantage in next-gen manufacturing and workforce.
#trends #outofautoclave #pekk

Automotive

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.
#workinprogress #weaving #cuttingtools

Aerospace

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites
#outofautoclave #f-35 #787

Aerospace

Corebon expands induction-based composites production into new facility

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

Design/Simulation

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.
#medical #outofautoclave #paek

RTM

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.
#darpa #discontinuousfiber #outofautoclave

Automotive

Carbon fiber automotive parts production industrialized via C-RTM process

Compression resin transfer molding overcame the difficulty in shaping CFRP car parts with development time reduced by 50%.
#outofautoclave

Design/Simulation

CSP fine-tunes CF-RTM process, launches production programs

The carbon fiber RTM press will be installed at the CSP facility in Palmela, Portugal in order to run the company's first commercial applications using this technology.
#automation #sustainability

Infusion

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Carbon Fibers

BBG presents self-closing HP-RTM molds for CFRP compact hydrogen tank production

The autonomous concept, sufficient for series production, enables lower investment costs. Up to 15 cylinders can be produced simultaneously per operation.
#braiding

Consumer

Soling, Magnum Venus Products partnership produce LRTM composite domes

Incorporating the LRTM process enabled Soling to produce the largest LRTM part by volume manufactured in Colombia.
#outofautoclave

RTM

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.
#braiding #spiritaerosystems #automation

NEW PRODUCTS: RTM

RTM

MVP launches Fast Flow LRTM process to speed closed mold part production

Increasing part production by decreasing injection times, Fast Flow LRTM is said to be capable of injecting a 50 square foot part in under four minutes using only one injection port.

Injection/Overmolding

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

Epoxies

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 #sheetmoldingcompound

CAMX Expo

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.
#windblades #camx

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

Aerospace

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.
#outofautoclave #windblades