Category Archives: Carbon Composites

Highly Integrated Thermoplastic Composite System Debuts In Automotive

The first major production applications of Engel’s thermoplastic fabric technology (called organomelt) in the automotive industry will be launched soon. Engel did not disclose the applications or customers [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material ,

Large 3D-Printed Plastic Tools Advance

When Boeing embarked on its ambitious plan to make huge structural sections for the Dreamliner 787 aircraft from carbon composites, big questions remained on manufacturability. The biggest composite [..]

ABS, Additive manufacturing, Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Engineering Thermoplastics, North America, Polyphenylene sulfide, Reinforcing Material ,

Boeing Invents New Composite Molding Process

Boeing is developing a new technology to improve molding of large carbon composite structures for aircraft, including large fuselage sections with integral stringers and co-bonded frames. A newly [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Design, Epoxy, North America, Resin Transfer Molding , , ,

Lessons Learned: Boeing Advances Composites in 777X

Use of carbon composites in the Dreamliner 787 was a huge breakthrough in aircraft design and materials technology. In the Boeing 777X, Boeing is taking the technology to [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Composites, Epoxy, North America , ,

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 , , ,

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 ,

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 ,

War On ISIS Speeds Development Of Drones

Among the eye-catching exhibits at IMTS 2014 in Chicago earlier this month were new military drones that can fly at speeds in excess of Mach 1 and at [..]

Additive manufacturing, Carbon Composites, Defense, Epoxy, Polyamides , ,

KraussMaffei Develops New Molding Technology For BMW’s i3

KraussMaffei, which took fourth place in the best of K for its work on the BMW i3, last Friday disclosed technical details about the project for the first [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Europe , ,

BASF, IKV Join Forces to Speed Carbon Composite Molding

A new German system could greatly speed production of molded carbon composites to as low as six minutes. The fastest production speed currently in use is a brand-new [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Europe, Reinforcing Material , , ,