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RTM

Hexion partners with Rassini for composite leaf spring application in new Ford F-150 model

Pickup truck model’s hybrid rear suspension is supported by a composite helper spring which uses Hexion’s epoxy resin system and is processed via HP-RTM.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Aerospace

Braided preforms and resin infusion for next-generation aerocomposites

Spintech shows significant cost and labor savings using its Smart Tooling, dry fiber preforms and RTM/VARTM technology on aircraft wing and inlet duct demonstrators.
#generalaviation #insidemanufacturing #braiding

RTM

AniForm, Moldex3D develop interface tool for more accurate RTM prediction analysis

Interface enables users to consider forming-induced fiber reorientation in the RTM simulation model for a more accurate representation of the flow domain.

RTM

Telene composite components selected for Ebusco electric city bus

Telene PDCPD polymer and low-density matrix produces durable body panels, offers lower part weight.

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 #spreadtow #airbus

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Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Reprocessable, repairable and recyclable epoxy resins for composites

CIDETEC matures 3R resins for aerospace applications via AIRPOXY program.
#adhesives #workinprogress #sustainability

Aerospace

Braided preforms and resin infusion for next-generation aerocomposites

Spintech shows significant cost and labor savings using its Smart Tooling, dry fiber preforms and RTM/VARTM technology on aircraft wing and inlet duct demonstrators.
#generalaviation #insidemanufacturing #braiding

Construction

Large composite covers protect a lot of water

A massive concrete water storage facility in Bogotá, Colombia, gets a much-needed makeover with the resin transfer molding of 840 large composite domes that keep the water potable.
#insidemanufacturing #outofautoclave

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

Glass Fibers

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

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

RTM

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.
#outofautoclave #trends #specialreport

Automotive

Hexion partners with Rassini for composite leaf spring application in new Ford F-150 model

Pickup truck model’s hybrid rear suspension is supported by a composite helper spring which uses Hexion’s epoxy resin system and is processed via HP-RTM.
#hprtm

Testing

AniForm, Moldex3D develop interface tool for more accurate RTM prediction analysis

Interface enables users to consider forming-induced fiber reorientation in the RTM simulation model for a more accurate representation of the flow domain.

Automotive

Telene composite components selected for Ebusco electric city bus

Telene PDCPD polymer and low-density matrix produces durable body panels, offers lower part weight.

Automotive

Antich and Sons develop composite yarn-spinning technique for 3D-woven preform production

Culmination of a three-year project with AMRC which focused on creating stabilized, near-net shape preforms of variable thickness with efficient material use for aerospace and automotive.
#weaving

Filament Winding

Huntsman Advanced Materials resin systems meet composite pressure vessel requirements

Araldite resin systems cover wet and towpreg filament winding and RTM manufacturing processes for increased productivity and greater part consistency.
#hydrogen

RTM

Huntsman PU resin systems enable lightweight sandwich construction for automotive

Vitrox RTM and Rimline FC polyurethane systems to advance lightweighting, design freedom and simplified manufacturing opportunities.

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.

Infusion

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.
#regulation #outofautoclave

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

RTM

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

Epoxies

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

RTM

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