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VN Composites Achieves Weight Reductions Using ACG Prepregs

  • Friday, 6th May 2011
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Prepreg material from Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is being used by VN Composites to manufacture composite connectors for a Thales Alenia Space satellite application.

As part of a continuous programme of development, and increased composite materials uptake, Thales Alenia Space recently replaced metallic rod connectors to further reduce the structural weight of a satellite, thereby allowing an increased payload for the same launch weight. VN Composites developed a special short fibre compression moulding process for the manufacture of these connectors, and have adapted ACGs MTM46 prepreg materials for their production method.

VN Composites connectors are now qualified on two Thales Alenia Space telecom satellites.


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