Category Archives: Resin Transfer Molding

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 , , ,

K2016: KraussMaffei Develops New Polyamide Reaction Process

KraussMaffei will be marrying thermoplastics and reactive process machinery in one of the more interesting technology demonstrations at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 19-26. In a collaboration of [..]

Design, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

BMW Boosts Strength of CFRP Parts With Water-Assist: An Industry First

BMW is using a newly developed water assist system to improve the strength, cut fiber costs and reduce the weight of carbon composite parts at its Landshut, Germany [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Europe, Green, Molds & Moldmaking, Resin Transfer Molding , ,

Unique Carbon Composite Wheel Is Standard on Racy Ford Model–A First

An Australian company called Carbon Revolution is leading the way in production of carbon fiber composite automotive wheels, using new, proprietary high glass-transition temperature epoxy resin and unique [..]

Australia, Automotive, Epoxy, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , ,

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 ,

Engel, Siempelkamp Build Big Machines for VW Composites Project

A research lab founded by Volkswagen to advance automotive use of large integrated composite components is getting a substantial addition—an Engel v-duo machine with 3,600 tons of clamping [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding ,

Moldable Carbon Composite Will Drive Auto Applications

New technologies are pushing the adoption curve for carbon composites in automotive applications, especially in Europe.  Not so much in the United States, where we suddenly live once again [..]

Automotive, Europe, Polyamides, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , ,

New 3D Printing Process May Boost Composite Moldmaking

As carbon composite molding moves closer to mainstream production, a new toolmaking technology is emerging that could accelerate its adoption. The Edison Welding Institute of Columbus, Ohio, has [..]

Carbon Composites, Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding

K2013: The Best of the Rest

Here are my remaining picks, six through 10, for the best new technologies I saw at K2013 held last month in Düsseldorf, Germany. –Doug Smock   6. Driven [..]

Automotive, Bioplastics, Consumer Goods, Cooling/Heating, Design, Electronics, Europe, Foam molding, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Resin Transfer Molding , , , , , , , ,