24 September 2006
24 September 2006
New industrial structural composites, adhesives and tooling materials were on show from Huntsman Advanced Materials at Composites Europe 2006.
A number of new adhesives specially developed for the aerospace industry were being shown including a unique Araldite epoxy based aerofoil-fill syntactic paste. Developed by the Araldite team in conjunction with Rolls Royce and the University of Sheffield, Araldite 1641A/B is a very low density two-component syntactic paste which exhibits exceptional noise and vibration damping characteristics. It can be used as a replacement for traditional metal reinforcements in aerospace engine components such as outer guide vanes (OGV).
Two multi-functional epoxy resins suitable for a range of processing systems including Resin Transfer Moulding, Resin Film Infusion, Pre-pregs and Filament Winding, were also highlighted. Araldite MY0600 is a tri-functional epoxy resin unique in its ability to provide structural matrices with higher modulus and greater toughness, MY 0600 is particularly suitable for aerospace applications. XB 9721 is a multi-functional epoxy resin, suitable for high temperature industrial applications.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.