THERMOPLASTICS

Thermoplastics

Teijin Carbon Europe, UK NCC strengthen carbon fiber partnership

As a Tier 2 partner, Teijin Carbon Europe plans to provide carbon fiber non-crimp fabrics, thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg materials. 

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld & MoldMaking Technology

Thermoplastics

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.

Additive Manufacturing

CompositesWorld and ITHEC partner for thermoplastic composites 3-day virtual event

With maximum interactivity, leading TPC event focuses on manufacturing and 3D printing forum powered by CW.

Thermoplastics

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems

Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.
#pekk

Thermoplastics

Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

The collaboration leverages additive manufacturing to accelerate development of automotive structural thermoplastic products.
#workforcedevelopment

Videos / Podcasts

Thermoplastics

Electroimpact’s 6-axis continuous fiber 3D printer, one part of future multi-functional manufacturing cell

The Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM) system 3D prints with continuous fiber tape or filament and seamlessly swaps end effectors for large-scale pellet deposition and CNC machining.
#trends #outofautoclave

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.
#trends #outofautoclave #pekk

Glass Fibers

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#cuttingtools #layup #application

Thermoplastics

Industrial production line for recycling thermoplastic polymers and composites into organosheet

ThermoPRIME and Thermosaïc technologies recycle plastic and composite waste via modular, flexible equipment.
#cuttingtools #sustainability #peek

Carbon Fibers

Proving out LM PAEK welding for Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator

Clean Sky 2 STUNNING project will manufacture lower thermoplastic fuselage while MECATESTERS will test Toray LM PAEK in conduction and induction welding for parameters, cyclic loading, aging and environmental effects .
#peek #paek #composites4_0

Thermoplastics

STELIA Aerospace participates in AILE project with Bombardier

STELIA Aéronautique Canada’s R&T teams will lead the project to build a thermoplastic composite trailing edge flap as a testbed for Bombardier.
#workforcedevelopment #stelia

Fabrics/Preforms

Episode 30: Gary Sharpless, Concordia Fibers, Boston Materials Inc.

Composites industry veteran and marketing advisor Gary Sharpless discusses his more than 35 years in the industry and his current advisory roles with Concordia Fibers and Boston Materials.
#layup #outofautoclave #medical

Carbon Fibers

Teijin Carbon Europe, UK NCC strengthen carbon fiber partnership

As a Tier 2 partner, Teijin Carbon Europe plans to provide carbon fiber non-crimp fabrics, thermoset and thermoplastic prepreg materials. 
#nextgenaerospace #wingoftomorrow

Thermoplastics

CompositesWorld and ITHEC partner for thermoplastic composites 3-day virtual event

With maximum interactivity, leading TPC event focuses on manufacturing and 3D printing forum powered by CW.

Thermoplastics

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems

Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.
#pekk

Thermoplastics

Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

The collaboration leverages additive manufacturing to accelerate development of automotive structural thermoplastic products.
#workforcedevelopment

Thermoplastics

Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study

Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.
#workforcedevelopment

ATL/AFP

TPRC investigates AFP in-situ consolidation alternative

The two-step process involves deposition of thermoplastic prepreg via AFP, followed by vacuum-bag-only (VBO). Research has already been completed in the qualitative stage. 
#automation #outofautoclave

NEW PRODUCTS: THERMOPLASTICS

Thermoplastics

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.

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Vectorply

Vectorply Corp. is highlighting its custom composite reinforcement fabrics for a range of markets and applications.
#camx

Prepregs

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites is featuring its latest product developments in thermoset and thermoplastic technologies.
#paek #camx

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Toray Performance Materials Corp.

Toray Performance Materials Corp. is featuring its line of high-performance, high-volume, carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite materials.
#camx #medical #weaving

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: DH Sutherland

DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.
#aramidfiber #weaving #camx

Thermoplastics

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: AGC Chemicals

AGC Chemicals Americas' mPLASTICS are new fluoropolymer-modified compounds to enhance the performance of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites.
#camx #outofautoclave #peek