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CAMX Demonstration: Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) for Wind Turbine Blades

At CAMX 2022, North America’s largest composites conference, technical support experts from Composites One showcased how composites manufacturing is used to create wind turbines by demonstrating the layup of a blade section. The Team used all glass structural flow media with an open weave pattern that resembled a window screen, noting that all the zero Read More…

Composites Power Decades-Long Performance in Wind Energy Segment

The growth of composites use in the wind energy segment is fueled by the demand for renewable energy and fossil fuel independency globally. Both off-shore and on-shore wind parks are answering the call for wind energy generation, equipped with wind turbines that are growing in quantity and size to perform with longevity, durability, and efficiency. Read More…

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Builds Better Bridges and Infrastructure

With aging infrastructure at the top of political and news agendas, composites have made their way into the spotlight as a cost-efficient and overall beneficial material for constructing, repairing, and maintaining major structures. Currently, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are widely used to construct bridges, and they are an answer to expanding infrastructure needs with Read More…

Composites One Supplies Structural Composites from Leading Aerospace Suppliers

With as much as 50% of the weight of modern airplanes being constructed of composites, aerospace manufacturers have a valued partner in Composites One with our expert-level knowledge and understanding of composites manufacturing processes. We help manufacturers from the selection of structural composites and processing materials through implementation to ensure an efficient operation. Composites One Read More…

CoCure Technology Innovation by Structural Composites Transforms Industry Applications

Composites One hosted a live LinkedIn Composites Tech Talks with IACMI and Structural Composites to present a case study on how composites are changing the way companies make parts. Structural Composites explained how it has used government and commercial research funding to create and deploy innovation hybrid composites technology solutions for marine, defense, transportation, and Read More…

Aerovac Kitting Solutions Package Efficiency and Success

High-rate manufacturing is expected to dominate the commercial aerospace sector, with Boeing and Airbus eyeing build rates of 60-100 per month. Amid this trend, aircraft manufacturers are welcoming any opportunities to create efficiencies in production processes. Composites One can help meet the demand for automated processes and other manufacturing benefits to help make larger aircraft Read More…

Composites Tooling Stacks Up Against Metal Tools

As the composites manufacturing industry evolves, composites are more frequently used to make larger structures with complex geometries and increased tolerance requirements. The complexity of tooling needed to make these parts is also increasing with the demand for high-rate tools, along with keeping costs low and delivering shorter lead times. While composites tooling can be Read More…

Carbon and Glass Fiber Prepregs Reinforce Composites Success

Prepregs are composite materials that have been pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic or thermoset resin, serving to reinforce the strength and performance capabilities of fibers in composites applications. Carbon fiber and glass fiber, or fiberglass, are among the most common advanced reinforcement materials used in prepregs together with the resin. Both carbon and glass fiber can Read More…

Peel Ply from Aerovac Helps with Surface Preparation

Aerovac offers the process materials that composites manufacturers need to ensure easy application, curing, and removal of composites from the surface mold. Peel ply is a process material that is integral to achieving an effective, uniform surface preparation as part of a prepreg processing/vacuum bagging process. In a vacuum application process, peel ply fabric, or Read More…

Why Aerospace Manufacturers Stick with Composites One and 3M for Structural Film Adhesives

Film adhesives are used in aerospace composites manufacturing to reinforce the structural integrity of exterior or interior aircraft parts, as well as for maintenance and repair applications. Adhesives can replace weighty and corrosive mechanical fasteners in the production process while achieving less overall weight and increased production and cost efficiencies. Structural film adhesives are used Read More…

Aerovac Innovation Begins with Customers

Aerovac manufactures high-quality vacuum bagging and process materials that are developed through the process of listening to customers’ demands and tailoring products specifically suited to their end application requirements. As a result, Aerovac supplies products that are ideal for common uses across multiple industry segments. Product innovation Aerovac offers several innovative products that help customers Read More…

Understanding Prepregs in Out-of-Autoclave Processing

For manufacturers who rely on large, high-quality parts that offer high performance, and strength, using out of an autoclave with prepreg combined with vacuum bagging can be an ideal, lower-cost alternative to traditional autoclave processing. While autoclave processing uses pressure vessels to process parts and advanced composites materials that require exposure to elevated pressure and Read More…

Explaining Thermoplastic Reinforcements

Composites One supplies thermoplastic reinforcements and resins to help customers make the most of their composites manufacturing processes. This article focuses on thermoplastic reinforcements. When a reinforcement fiber is added to a thermoplastic polymer resin, the result is a stronger, tougher reinforced thermoplastic that can perform in more demanding and complex applications and can also Read More…