18 March 2008
18 March 2008
Alcore Brigantine has announced they are expanding their existing facilities for machining non-metallic honeycombs (Nomex and Kevlar N636) in early April, 2008.
Since 1985, Alcore Brigantine has been a leading manufacturer of composite materials. Their skills at manufacturing honeycomb for the aerospace industry includes the production and finishing of aluminium honeycomb into ready-to-bond parts for aircraft composite structures.
Alcore Brigantine has 2 plants dedicated to honeycomb machining that are equipped for 5 axis milling and shaping of aluminium honeycomb finished parts. The expansion of their new facilities will accommodate a separate area dedicated to non-metallic Nomex and Kevlar honeycomb products.
These enhancements will allow Alcore Brigantine to supply machined aluminium and non-metallic honeycomb core details that are qualified to a wide range of aerospace qualifications.
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. Installation of this equipment will contribute to NIAR’s technology development efforts in the area of 3D thermoplastics automation and will allow NIAR to advance the state of the art in thermoplastics through collaborative projects with industry.
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.