08 July 2007
08 July 2007
Degussa's High Performance Polymers Business Unit’s product line Rohacell recently received EN 9100 certification.
Degussa say that the certification highlights the product line’s excellent quality standard and confirms that Rohacell structural sandwich foam cores meet the demands of the most stringent quality standards for the aerospace industry. To date Rohacell has been referred to in 190 specifications worldwide including FAA, MIL and WL.
Eight different grades of Rohacell in various densities are available to suit the demands in numerous fields of applications, and are generally selected for their strength-to-weight ratio, HDT, creep compression resistance and fatigue properties. The 100% closed cell foams are easy to machine and can also be thermoformed.
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.