30 August 2016
30 August 2016
3A Composites has won qualification from Airbus for its AIREX R82.80 rigid high performance core, which is well-suited for aerospace sandwich applications due to outstanding fire resistance, exceeding the most stringent flammability, smoke density, heat release, and toxic gas emission requirements such as FAR 25’853.
According to 3A, AIREX R82.80 follows lower density R82.60 in obtaining Airbus qualification. “We are excited to continue expanding our relationship with Airbus and delivering solutions to the aerospace industry,” said Eric Gauthier, President of Global Key Accounts at 3A Composites Core Materials.
It claims that AIREX R82 has proven to exhibit outstanding strength and stiffness to weight ratios, high impact resistance, excellent dielectric properties, and very low moisture absorption. All of this is said to make AIREX R82 an exceptional thermoformable core material for use in structural applications that demand lightest weight, highest fire resistance, radar transparency or operation in extremely hot or cold environments.
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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.
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.