Category Archives: Carbon Fiber

German Aerospace Project Cuts Composite Cycle Times

The German Aerospace Center reports progress in cutting production times of aerospace composite components with RTM 6 epoxy resin, which has a curing time of 90 minutes or [..]

Aircraft, Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Epoxy, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding ,

Boeing Group Launches Composite Overmolding Project

Use of thermoplastics in composite structures has a long history of frustration, but a new project takes an interesting approach in an ongoing effort to boost cycle times [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

PullPress Makes Complex Carbon Composite Parts Quickly

Pultrusion and compression molding are combined in the PullPress process developed by Secar Technologie and Evonik to produce complex carbon composite parts that include light weight rigid foam [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Compression, compression molding, Epoxy, Europe, Foam, Foam molding, Insert Molding, Resin Transfer Molding, Sports ,

Use of Automotive Carbon Composites Forecast to Grow 19% Annually

Automotive use of carbon composites will grow to $6 billion in 2020, up from about $2.1 billion today, according to a Lux Research forecast presented last week at [..]

Carbon Fiber , ,

New Sensor System Boosts QC on CFRP Parts

Several automotive and aerospace OEMs in Europe are testing a new 3D vision system that can measure both part geometry and fiber orientation of carbon composite parts. The [..]

Carbon Fiber

New Engineering Standards, Lightweighting Point to MIM, CFRP

Three factors are converging that will have important implications for materials engineering of cars and trucks. All could contribute to greater use of precision molded metals and plastics. [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Metal Injection Molding (MIM) , , ,

PEEK Carbon Composites Win Aircraft Applications

A specialized Dutch injection molder is using fusible core technology to replace aluminum aircraft components at significant weight and cost savings. Among the announced projects, fuel housings, pumps [..]

Carbon Fiber, Injection Molding, Insert Molding , , , ,

There May Finally Be Some Juice In ElectriPlast’s Current

From 2002 to 2006, a Washington company received rave headlines from trade and consumer newspapers for its newly developed conductive plastics. A headline in the Chicago Tribune after [..]

Carbon Fiber, Conductive Material

Engel Cell Automates Composite Overmolding

One of the big ongoing stories today in plastics—really manufacturing in general—is the increasing automation and cost reduction in processes to mass produce high-strength engineering composites, often using [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Consumer Goods, Insert Molding, Sports ,

Lightweighting Will Be Major Theme At NPE

One of the major themes at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida, next month will be technologies that enable lightweighting, particularly for transportation applications. In the large booths of the [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Glass-Reinforced Composites, Insert Molding, North America, Polycarbonate, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , , , , ,