sensXPERT Digital Mold earns 2022 AVK Innovation Award

Data-driven sensor technology optimizes and increases composites manufacturing efficiencies in real time, achieved through collaborative network.  

Grace Nehls
Managing Editor, CompositesWorld


Ulster University, Synthesites advance intelligent cure monitoring

Research collaboration to enable active control and optimization for RTM process for composite structures manufacture.  


Dow Chemical, MVP introduce polyurethane-enabled LRTM process

Transportation industry solution decreases LRTM injection times using specialized three-component material chemistry and fully automated injection unit with Fast Flow LRTM process.  

Carbon Fibers

Digital Demo: Aerospace Carbon Fiber Infusion

Learn how this process combined with carbon fiber can offer the manufacturer the benefits of increased strength and the ability to make a lighter-weight part.


Bucci Composites presents 20-inch carbon fiber rim dedicated to the aftermarket 

The elegant, sporty composite rim design manufactured via HP-RTM targets weight reduction, with key features addressing ease of assembly and high-temperature conditions.  

HP-RTM for aerospace composites

HP-RTM for serial production of cost-effective CFRP aerostructures

Merging automotive process and tooling with aerospace quality to meet increasing production rates.
#weaving #spreadtow #airbus

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JEC World 2022, Part 1: Highlights in sustainable, digital, industrialized composites

JEC World 2022 offered numerous new developments in composites materials, processes and applications, according to CW senior editor, Ginger Gardiner, most targeting improved sustainability for wider applications.
#hydrogen #repair


Multi-flange RTM frames enable radical rear fuselage design

The Clean Sky 2 Advanced Rear End (ARE) demonstrator combines patented new frame design, thermoset and thermoplastic composites and smart tooling to advance aircraft design and cut weight, cost and production time.
#cleansky #nextgenaerospace #workinprogress


Composite rotary milking platform evolves via process innovations

Infusion and LRTM-based processes and design enabled Waikato Milking Systems to bring a lighter, less labor-intensive platform to the global dairy market.


Sensors: Data for next-gen composites manufacturing

In the quest for sustainability, sensors are reducing cycle times, energy use and waste, automating closed-loop process control and increasing knowledge to open new possibilities for intelligent manufacturing and structures.
#sensors #sustainability #SHM


Fingerprinting liquids for composites

Collo uses electromagnetic sensors and edge analytics to optimize resin degassing, mixing, infusion, polymerization and cure as well as monitoring drift from benchmarked process parameters and enabling in-situ process control.
#sensors #outofautoclave #trends

Hi-Temp Resins

Nexam Chemical, the NCC develop solution for manufacturing high-temperature composites

Nexam Chemical’s Neximid high-temperature resin system can operate at temperatures up to 400°C, expanding the boundaries of composites into more demanding applications that weren’t previously possible.  

Glass Fibers

CosiMo: Smart thermoplastic RTM process demonstrated for battery box cover challenge simulator

Project uses network of DEA, temperature/pressure and ultrasonic sensors plus digital simulation and AI modeling to monitor and optimize injection of caprolactam into complex glass fiber preform and in-situ polymerization of PA6.


Hexcel joins collaboration program at Spirit’s Aerospace Innovation Centre

Collaborative activities include development of RTM production applications highlighting future opportunities for liquid composite molding.  


Middle River Aerostructure Systems displays aeroengine nacelle using AFP and RTM composites

Highlights technologies and manufacturing processes that enhance aeroengine operating efficiency while reducing fuel consumption and noise.
#aeroengines #outofautoclave


Saab Aerostructures announces composite cargo door iteration, flaperon developments

Saab Aerostructures has reported updates to two of its composites-related projects, an RTM’d flaperon and the next iteration of the Clean Sky 2 technology demonstrator cargo doors.
#cleansky #nextgenaerospace

Hi-Temp Resins

Nexam Chemical, the NCC develop solution for manufacturing high-temperature composites

Nexam Chemical’s Neximid high-temperature resin system can operate at temperatures up to 400°C, expanding the boundaries of composites into more demanding applications that weren’t previously possible.  


AITIIP is developing innovative RTM tooling, ALM system for sustainable aircraft wing

HERON project methodology will be used to manufacture a composite aircraft wing demonstrator, which will be suitable to study the wing’s technical parameters and kinematic and aerodynamic properties.

Carbon Fibers

RECONTRAS project validates use of microwaves and laser welding to obtain recyclable composites

Reseachers obtained a reduction in costs and energy consumption through the manufacture of three composite prototypes and confirm the feasibility of recycling and processing the resulting material.



CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Polytek Development Corp.

Endurance Technologies brand, Custom Polymer Designs, demonstrates CPD 2110A/9234B capabilities in the Composites One and Closed Mold Alliance Demo Zone, alongside featured Polytek-brand tooling board.  


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Composite Alliance Corp.

Composite part design and fabrication is supported through standard and custom solutions with global tooling, machinery and service supplier Composite Alliance Corp.


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Radius Engineering

Radius Engineering enables aerospace customers to use qualified prepregs to produce net-shape composite structures out of autoclave via its SQRTM and RTM workcells.
#camx #outofautoclave


JEC World 2022 preview: Biontec Composite Technologies

Biontec is highlighting its bionic fiber placement and automated injection process using RTM for high-performance, high-volume CFRP parts.

Filament Winding

JEC World 2022 preview: Magnum Venus Products

Open and closed molding equipment, adhesives application systems, AM technology and custom automation solutions will be exhibited, in addition to various Fast Flow LRTM demos and a RAM system presentation.


CAMX 2021 exhibit preview: Revolution Composites

Revolution Composites’ triaxial braiding process uses a wide range of fibers for for thrusters, nozzles and conical shapes in spaceflight.
#ceramicmatrixcomposites #787 #braiding