21 March 2011
21 March 2011
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has designed two new Certified Composites Technician (CCT) programs - Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM) and Wind Blade Repair (WBR).
These new curricula have been designed to provide the knowledge and understanding of the latest technologies necessary to successfully adapt these processes.
Light Resin Transfer Molding: The process of LRTM, a variation of vacuum infusion, is being adopted by closed-molding process manufacturers to survive and thrive in the composites industry today as they adjust shop processes and acquire new skills. Closed molding processes such as LRTM are becoming ever more popular due to improved product quality, increased productivity, reduced operational costs and the need for more precise parts. ACMA is offering the CCT-LRTM certification to provide the knowledge and understanding of the latest technologies necessary to successfully make this switch.
Wind Blade Repair: Regular inspection and maintenance to composite wind turbines helps to improve performance, capitalize on power production and keep the turbine operational. Prompt repair of structural and cosmetic blade damage will extend the lifespan of the blades, trim maintenance costs and prevent costly and time-consuming shutdowns. ACMA is offering the CCT-WBR certification curriculum to help serve the growing demand for composites training in the wind energy sector for servicing and repairing wind turbines. CCT-WBRs can use the knowledge gained through the program to repair wind turbine blades, as well as apply it to other industriesautomotive, aviation, marine, sports and recreation, research and development, aerospace and more!
CCTs are also available in Open Molding, Compression Molding, Solid Surface, Cast Poylmer, Corrosion and Vacuum Infusion Process.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
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.