25 September 2012
25 September 2012
Pontis has introduced a prefabricated laminate package designed to reduce in-mould cycle time.
Pontis will present this at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012. Through a unique process called “pre-forming,” Pontis says rotor blade manufacturers are enabled to reduce in-mould cycle times and increase output significantly. The solution is as simple as effective: availability of the main mould is increased by largely moving the rotor blade production process to sub-moulds. Stacked layers of glass are applied on separate tools. Pontis explains that these so called “pre-forms” come in handy modules which can easily be loaded into the main mould. Then the individual modules are smoothly joined, resulting in a rotor blade of the highest quality and durability.
Pontis Engineering Director, Dirk Jan Kootstra, says: “We are proud to introduce this full turnkey preform solution including all necessary advice, training and hardware to our international wind energy clientele and we are confident that this innovative approach will set a new standard for rotor blade manufacturing”.
INEOS Styrolution announces that it is planning to set up a new production site for its successful composite StyLight.
Williams Advanced Engineering is working with the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop innovative battlefield shelter protection for troops using Formula One-derived technology and processes created in-house at Williams to create composite 3D structures that can be deployed in theatre.
On 11 April 2019, the 9 Partner Institutes of the AZL opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus.