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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…

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…

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Transportation Industry is Trucking Ahead with Composites

The use of composites in commercial trucking dates back over half a century when fiberglass was first used for its strength and weight reduction benefits. Today, the benefits of composite materials in transportation manufacturing have expanded beyond fiberglass and are seen in commercial trucks, buses, and trailers, to enhance fuel economy and meet weight restrictions. Read More…

Aerovac Process Materials Used in Prepreg and Infusion Manufacturing Processes

Most structural composite parts made in the wind energy and aerospace markets are made in single-sided tools and require the extensive use of process materials. Choosing the appropriate process materials for composite manufacturing processes, such as prepreg processing and vacuum infusion methods, is critical to achieving quality finished parts. Process material stacks vary depending on Read More…

Composites One Offers Aerospace Customers Access to Industry Leading Suppliers

Aerospace manufacturers are relying increasingly on advanced composite materials to build next-generation aircraft that deliver improved strength and performance against environmental conditions. Composites One works with the leading suppliers of products and materials that aerospace composites manufacturers need to optimize their production operations. The industry has evolved from producing all-metal aircraft at the turn of Read More…

Composites Kitting Solutions: Proven to Improve Operational Efficiency

In composites manufacturing, shop employees can spend considerable time cutting materials to fit the tool being used, with both prepreg and vacuum bagging consumables. In addition, cutting the composite materials also adds significant cost and waste to a composite manufacturing operation. Composites One partners with suppliers of kitting solutions for composites and process materials enabling Read More…

Composites One and Aerovac are Exhibiting at CLEANPOWER 2021

Visit Composites One and Aerovac in Booth #801 at CLEANPOWER 2021 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, December 7-8, 2021! In the growing North American Wind Energy Markets, Composites One puts you in touch with power generation experts who can help your company find the right materials for repair or Read More…

Carbon and Epoxy Infuse Major Benefits in Marine Manufacturing

The demand for lighter, faster boats is a steady goal in marine manufacturing, along with innovative materials and processes to help achieve greater fuel efficiency. Composites One, along with experts from the Closed Mold Alliance, have answered the call for improved marine performance. By using closed mold processes like Vacuum Infusion Processing (VIP), marine manufacturers Read More…

Process Materials from Aerovac Offer High Vacuum Integrity Needed in Marine Manufacturing

Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) is making waves in the marine manufacturing segment for its ability to produce quality, consistent parts every time. High-quality vacuum bagging materials are some of the most important components to vacuum infusion and advanced processes. With high-quality process materials, including bagging and release films, manufacturers can achieve an airtight mold to Read More…

Composites One Demonstrates Closed Mold Processes at CAMX 2021

At CAMX 2021, Composites One demonstrated turnkey solutions for closed mold processes that are a great option for marine manufacturing. Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM), Reusable Bag Molding, and the Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) are methods used by marine manufacturers to construct boat hulls, decks, and other marine parts. The technical experts at Composites One Read More…

Maximizing Wind Energy Production with Vacuum Infusion

Wind turbines have three main components that are manufactured from composites—blades, nacelles and spinners, which are the hub of a wind turbine. Due, in part, to the high strength-to-weight ratio of composite materials, these parts increase the efficiency of the final wind turbine product. As an added benefit, the robust turbine parts last several years Read More…