Tag Archives: Carbon Composites

K2016: Composite Tablet Housings Are A Technical Tour de Force

One of the interesting technologies at K2016 will be all-new, single-process composite lightweight housings for consumer electronics devices, such as tablets or smartphones. The goal is to significantly [..]

Automation/Robotics, Carbon Composites, Electronics, Europe, In-mold labeling (IML), Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Polycarbonate, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

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 [..]

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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 , , ,

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 [..]

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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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