24 January 2011
24 January 2011
Coriolis Composites has been awarded a contract by Bombardier Aerospace to supply automated fibre placement robots for the manufacturing of composite parts for the CSeries aircraft aft fuselage.
Coriolis Composites has already developed innovative automated fibre placement systems based on robotics for aircraft programmes with other Original Equipment Manufacturers in Europe. Coriolis Composites thorough understanding of composite production challenges, as well as its proven technology, were two of the key drivers in Bombardier Aerospaces decision to order this reliable fibre placement equipment.
The use of standard robotic components as a basis for fibre placement equipment makes the system very economically attractive and flexible with respect to machine tool- based systems. Coriolis Composites fibre placement robots and simulation software enable it to solve complex manufacturing issues. Coriolis Composites engineering teams are not only focused on building machines, but also on the whole composite design and manufacturing process, and the manufacture of certain key parts would not have been possible without this knowledge.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.