RTM

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.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Automotive

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

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.

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Revisiting the Fundamentals of Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM)

Like other closed molding composites processes, Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) offers reduced waste and emissions, efficient materials use and a consistent and repeatable process. But LRTM requires less costly tooling and can still provide excellent cosmetics on both sides of a part in an efficient manufacturing process.
#outofautoclave #windblades

RTM

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

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 #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

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.
#weaving #sustainability #workinprogress

Epoxies

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH

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

Carbon Fibers

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

Aerospace

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

RTM

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

Carbon Fibers

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

RTM

Aimplas-led project develops thermoplastic prototypes

The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.   
#outofautoclave #sustainability

Filament Winding

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
#trends #sustainability #bulkmoldingcompound

RTM

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 #layup

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

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 #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.
#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

Testing

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