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Materials: Composites

Thermoplastics project for single aisle

Porcher Industries, a specialist in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions, has supplied materials to Stelia Aerospace for its ‘Arches Box TP’ research project.

Largest ever PtFS system delivered for aerospace production

Rutland, UK-based Surface Generation, a provider of advanced carbon fibre processing technologies, has announced that it has completed delivery of its largest ever Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) system to advanced composites manufacturer Quatro Composites of Poway, California.

Good vibrations!

Providing custom-designed cutting tool solutions for composite components, Walter AG explains how vibration drilling can help guarantee high quality for stack machining.

It’s a material whirl!

Bindatex – Europe's only independent specialist in the precision cutting of advanced materials – is working with BAE Systems to create an agile UK supply chain. Aerospace Manufacturing reports.

Six of the best

Mike Richardson meets Velocity Composites' director Gerry Johnson and managing director, Darren Ingram to hear how the company's total kit provision of engineered kits for the aerospace industry is knocking material waste for six!

New growth in composite tooling

In a Q&A session, David Kerr, Group vice-president of Dimar Tooling talks about the company's development of cutting tools for composites in the aerospace industry.

A lightweight machining challenge

Modern lightweight materials used in the aerospace sector almost without exception are difficult to machine accurately and reliably. Wayne Whitehouse of precision cutting tool expert, Mapal UK, explores the problems and discusses their solutions.

Lightening the lift

Ed Hill discovers how high-lift assembly specialist, Asco has developed a new Krueger flap from composite materials.