The inaugural Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Composites, hosted by CompositesWorld and co-located with CAMX, will explore the connection between additive manufacturing and continuous fiber reinforcement.
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IMTS Spark: XenoWax, manufactured by Xenoil, is a machining wax that uses 40% recycled plastic purchased from DEP-certified partners
Fives and the National Research Council of Canada are collaborating on an advanced profilometer for the aerospace sector.
Chip Storie recently started work as CEO of Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc., assisted initially by Ingersoll’s previous CEO Tino Oldani. His experience contributes to the company’s continued position with Camozzi Group.
The website will highlight the history, public engagement and offerings of the two manufacturers.
The company developed a physics-based approach to five-axis machining of polymer matrix composites used in warfighters for the U.S. Air Force.
Controx presents the Panel Cut line of tooling enabling feed rates as high as 400 ipm for high productivity and a clean surface finish.
Machining capability drives evolution from race car builder to aerospace and defense contractor.
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Although composite machining has traditionally been performed dry, new coolant technology has proven to prevent delamination, increase tool life and reduce health risks.
Modern Machine Shop magazine doesn’t cover only the machining of metals. Here are some interesting tidbits about machining non-metallic materials from a few of my past stories.
General Tool adds a metalcutting machining center with the expectation that this machine is likely to perform a significant amount of machining of CFRP.
Apodius, based in Germany, currently serves automotive, and aerospace OEMs and suppliers.
What machine tool features make sense for composites? A shop machining critical aircraft parts in both metal and composites describes the key features of the machine it bought with an eye toward CFRP.
In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.
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The HemiPleat FR Carbon dust collector filter from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter designed to offer long service life and energy-efficient performance.
This manufacturer uses a software tool to tailor the machining program to the location and orientation of each contoured part.
Large machine travels, long machining cycles and changing aircraft manufacturing precision demands necessitated a non-contact approach to machine-tool position feedback.
A composite parts manufacturer in Nebraska recently installed a combined five-axis waterjet/milling machine to position itself to win large-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.
By adding a five-axis waterjet/milling machine, its biggest autoclave and a more expansive lay-up room, Royal Engineered Composites is positioning itself to win larger-scale aerospace work it sees on the horizon.
The future does not come in a straight line. Multiple factors affect one another and the final outcome. My prediction that machine shops would see more composites is playing out, but I missed an important means by which this would happen.
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Replacing steel with carbon fiber composites yields promising results.
A recent conference highlighted composites milling equipment as well as a new seven-axis fiber-placement machine specifically designed for the tricky material used to create critical F-35 components.
The potential benefits of using waterjet technology to produce parts or part features smaller than 300 microns are compelling. Developers and researchers are getting close to breaking the barriers that stand in the way of micromachining in the 150- to 200-micron range and below.
Starting early next year, Boeing South Carolina will mill and drill composite fuselage sections for the 787 Dreamliner through cryogenic machining.
This process combines sandblasting and photolithography to enable fast machining of multiple, accurate features into composites.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.