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The machine is characterized by high-quality prepreg production, high production speed, continuous control and regulation of the reinforcement tension during the production process, high control of the amount of applied thermoplastic powder and correct...
Published on: February 17, 2016
The process targets the aerospace industry and can improve quality, increase production rates (more than 50 AC/month) and meet the highest customer requirements.In the area of stiffened structures, the process can be used for any type of structure such as...
Published on: March 2, 2015
Body components are made from long fibre-reinforced thermoplastics featuring greater structural rigidity thanks to the addition of UD fibre tapes. With the development of tailored fibre placement LFT-D technology, it is now possible to discontinue inline...
Published on: February 8, 2013
Both of these huge composite structures were built with HexPly® M21E/IMA carbon fibre and prepreg from Hexcel.  Hexcel was awarded the contract by Airbus to supply HexPly® M21E/IMA for all of the A350 XWB primary structures.     Delivery of A350 XWB and...
Published on: September 1, 2011
Located in Hall 3.1, Stand D75, Formax will exhibit its full portfolio of advanced reinforcements including: lightweight carbon fabrics for automotive and industrial applications; specialised glass fabrics for the marine and industrial sectors and...
Published on: May 24, 2011
    Hydrogen is one of tomorrow's most important energy carriers and can help meet the growth in world energy demand. It provides clean, renewable energy, and is suitable as vehicle fuel. Hydrogen as a fuel will emit no greenhouse gases, as long as the...
Published on: April 20, 2011
In the Aerospace zone Hexcel will display an Airbus A350 XWB spar section demonstrator manufactured by GKN using Hexcel’s HexPly M21E/IMA slit tape prepreg for Automated Fibre Placement (AFP). GKN was awarded the contract to supply the A350 XWB Rear Spar...
Published on: March 25, 2011
By CEDRIC DE ROOVER, Project Management / BERTRAND VANEGHEM, Technologies and New Products Development, SABCA(Published on January-February 2011 – JEC Magazine #62)   The existing manufacturing cycle for complex structures is presented in Figure 1.The...
Published on: January 24, 2011