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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…

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…