10 October 2017
10 October 2017
Kanfit has announced that it has completed its Nadcap audit for composites as well as a renewed certification for heat treatment.
Aerospace engineering company Kanfit achieved Nadcap accreditation for core processing (CP) and liquid resin processing (LRP) and received recertification for prepreg/adhesive bonding/resin film infusion and process control testing. Accreditations for LRP authorises Kanfit’s resin transfer mould (RTM) process according to the requirements of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
Additionally, Kanfit developed a new RTM process and specification for complex aerospace products. The company reports that this specification has been adopted by a prominent aerospace industry leader, which has incorporated it into its process specification library.
In addition to autoclave manufacturing capabilities, Kanfit recently added 3D additive manufacturing and is also developing other production technologies, including automated fibre placement (AFP) and robotic filament winding of closed frames.
The Lanxess High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit presented a drone propeller made of short glass fibre reinforced Durethan polyamide 6 at Chinaplas 2018.
Haydale has supplied graphene enhanced prepreg for Juno, a 3 m wide composite-skinned unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which was revealed during Futures Day at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show.
Premium Aerotec, Faurecia Clean Mobility and Solvay have launched the research group IRG CosiMo: Composites for Sustainable Mobility, which will focus on the development of materials and process technologies to enable the high volume production of thermoplastic composites for the aerospace and automotive markets.