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.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
The combination of MSP’s NC-Checker and NC-PerfectPart software with Renishaw’s leading probing technology, is delivering significant cost and time savings for Quickstep Technologies’ composite manufacturing processes.