Category Archives: Carbon Fiber

Engineering Thermoplastic Improves Automotive Carbon Composites

A high-end engineering thermoplastic will be used as a modifier in a thermoset composite in automotive roofs and hoods. Hankuk Carbon of South Korea will use Virantage polyethersulfone [..]

Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Design, North America , , ,

Torlon PAI Chosen For Cam Sprockets on New All-Plastic Engine

Cam sprockets will be made from injection moldable plastic in the Polimotor 2 project to develop an all-plastic engine that will be race ready by next year. Solvay [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Injection Molding, North America, Reinforcing Material , , ,

Victrex Moves Downstream In Aerospace Market

Victrex, the leading global supplier of polyaryletherketone (PAEK) engineering resins with a capacity exceeding 7,000 metric tons, is making an interesting move downstream in its major market areas. [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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. [..]

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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 [..]

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