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Stelia Aerospace has developed a full-scale thermoplastic fuselage demonstrator to allow an internal evaluation of the use of high performance thermoplastics - as opposed to thermosets – within a next generation single aisle aircraft. The demonstrator...
Published on: July 18, 2017
Lightweight construction materials are gaining ground throughout industry and are powering their way into many everyday products from aerospace through oil and gas extraction to the automotive industry. If serial manufacture is to be efficient and cost-...
Published on: August 12, 2014
The system utilizes a high-power laser and specialized optics to precisely heat carbon fibre prepreg, significantly improving upon the capabilities of hot gas and infrared lamp based equipment. Real-time monitoring of the composite surface temperature...
Published on: February 25, 2014
The tape layup technology facilitates the manufacture of components made from continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics based on uni-directional fiber tapes (UD fiber tapes). Such components are of major interest to both the aviation industry and in the...
Published on: September 16, 2013
“For us, this is a next step in the forefront of composites technology”, states Mr. Alexandre Hamlyn, CTO of Coriolis. “We’ll use our long term experience in thermoplastic processing for TPRC promising projects”. Harald Heerink, general manager TPRC, says...
Published on: October 10, 2012
1- PROF. DR.-ING. CHRISTIAN BRECHER, 2- DIPL.-ING. ALEXANDER KERMER-MEYER, 3- DIPL.-ING. MARTIN STEYER, 4- DIPL.-ING. MARKUS DUBRATZ, 5- DIPL.-ING. MICHAEL EMONTS, FRAUNHOFER IPT AACHEN (published on April 2010 - JEC Magazine #56)   Laser-assisted...
Published on: February 28, 2011
ARNT OFFRINGA R&D DIRECTOR FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES(published on June-July 2010 - JEC Magazine #58) Steps are currently being taken to move towards large primary structures, e.g. integrally-stiffened skin panels. New materials, innovative design...
Published on: February 26, 2011