JEC World 2023 preview: Expo-Net

The company is exhibiting it thermoplastic resin flow mesh products for vacuum infusion, plus a new processing guide and bio-based thermoplastics R&D.

Hannah Mason
Technical Editor, CompositesWorld


Magnum Venus Products to expand capacity in Tennessee

MVP will spend $20 million over five years to build a new 125,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in East Tennessee.


TPRC research studies void removal mechanisms in VBO processing

New publication evaluates vacuum bag only-consolidated carbon fiber/PEEK tapes to determine the role of different void removal mechanisms in thermoplastic composites.


JEC World 2023 preview: Alan Harper Composites

AHC presents its reuseable silicone technology, an alternative to unsound consumable bagging options for fiber infusion processes.  


CompPair adapts HealTech composites to LCM processes

The new system, demonstrated through the manufacture of a large-scale wind turbine blade section, enables the repair and recovery of infused composite structures within minutes.  
#repair #windblades

The evolution of infusion

As resin infusion continues to infiltrate composites, fabricators across the market spectrum drive materials and process developments in pursuit of process control.
#outofautoclave #boeing #windblades

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Norco to build fuselage, wings and composite components for Skyfly eVTOL aircraft

Skyfly aims to achieve a complete airframe weight of just 220 kilograms, in addition to low-cost, accurate and reliable repeatability of manufacture for series production progression.  
#wingoftomorrow #space

Digital Demos

Digital Demo: Secure Vacuum Bag Seal Eliminates Single-Use Sealant Tapes in Closed Mold Process

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) has developed a reusable two-part seal for the vacuum infusion closed mold process, replacing single-use sealant tapes. (Sponsored)


Twenco develops sensors for smart molds and process control in resin infusion and composites welding

Non-invasive DEA and NDT Analyzer for multi-parameter monitoring, QA and control, including real time simulation feed and 3D process visualization across and through composite parts.
#ndi #sensors #automation

Glass Fibers

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.
#sustainability #hydrogen #repair


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 #windblades #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

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Norco to build fuselage, wings and composite components for Skyfly eVTOL aircraft

Skyfly aims to achieve a complete airframe weight of just 220 kilograms, in addition to low-cost, accurate and reliable repeatability of manufacture for series production progression.  
#wingoftomorrow #space

Carbon Fibers

Composite Integration wins Composites UK Industry Awards

U.K. company innovated a composites manufacturing technique capable of producing a single-piece, single-shot, infused prototype helicopter fuselage.  
#wingoftomorrow #space

Natural Fibers

Grand Largue Composites, Sicomin enable flax fiber-built Class40 racing yacht

Fibers, fabrics, epoxy resins and adhesives from Sicomin helped realize the lightweight, strong and stiff Crosscall yacht, capable of tackling extreme ocean racing conditions.  


Argosy International appointed exclusive distribution partner for Aerovac Composites One in Japan

The global supplier of specialty materials and services continues to expand its distribution partnership with Aerovac.    


GRP Solutions appointed Airtech distributor in U.K. and Ireland

GRP Solutions will distribute Airtech’s vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials.


Blue Wind manufactures 1,000 nacelles in 28 months with one mold

Manufacturer combined speed and quality for composite wind turbine nacelles during the pandemic, producing 10 nacelles per week.  



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: Smartech

Smartech underscores its industrial reusable vacuum bagging products for reduced waste, easy debulking and the capability to be used for complex projects.  
#sustainability #camx


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: Magnum Venus Products

Rather than sealant tapes for infusion processes, Magnum Venus Products suggests the use of its Secure Vacuum Bag Seal, an inflatable seal designed to fit into a groove built into the perimeter of the mold.


CAMX 2022 exhibit preview: SWORL

SWORL's lightweight spray fabricated reusable and sealing mechanisms are readily applicable for autoclave or infusion processes.
#sustainability #camx #autoclave


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.


Atlas Copco’s GHS VSD+ vacuum pump range offer Industry 4.0 functionalities

Variable speed-driven, oil-injected screw vacuum pumps are well suited for the infusion process, complete with 15% smaller footprint, integrated HEX@TM controller and optimized performance.