Tag Archives: RTM

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 ,

Engel, KM Take High-Pressure RTM Prime Time at K2013

The K Fair, held every three years in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a giant, 19-hall extravaganza of thermoplastics technology. Two exhibits at large machinery companies at this year’s K [..]

Automotive, Europe, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , ,

Toray, Plasan Team Up to Boost Role of CFRP

Toray industries, arguably the global leader in carbon composites technology, is opening a plant to produce industrial-grade fiber in the United States next year, and is putting even [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, North America, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Carbon Composites Get Boost From Henkel, KraussMaffei

Best known for adhesives and personal care products, German chemical giant Henkel has developed a new matrix plastic for composites that could speed development of carbon fiber reinforced [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Design, Epoxy, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Carbon Composites Players Build Technology Positions

The big players continue to make moves to further develop their carbon composite manufacturing capabilities, signaling a growing future for the high-priced, light weighting material. This month, Toray [..]

Africa/MidEast, Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Europe, North America, Resin Transfer Molding ,

RTM Process Cuts Cycle Times By 10; Uses Recycled CFRP

Cannon Afros has developed a process that cuts the molding time of a large part by a factor of 10. The new process, called ESTRIM (Epoxy Structural Reaction [..]

Aircraft, Carbon Fiber, Design, Epoxy, Europe, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding, Sports , , ,