14 June 2011
14 June 2011
Vistagy’s FiberSIM composites engineering software has won top marks in a study conducted by the DLR German Aerospace Centre.
The study examined the capabilities of various software products for simulating carbon fibre reinforced manufacturing processes so it could provide an understanding of how to use these tools to get the most accurate flat patterns and, thus, the highest quality and lightest weight parts. Vistagy explained that FiberSIM came above all other tested draping simulation software when fibre simulation, design functionality, and interfaces were collectively considered and in addition to having the highest combined score of any of the products in the three categories mentioned above, it was also judged to have the best simulation algorithm and design functionality, and was considered the most robust tool.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.