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Solvay Structural Materials Give Aerospace Customers a Leading Edge

Composites One serves as a valuable partner to aerospace manufacturers as an authorized North American distributor of Solvay structural and process materials used in composites aerospace production. Solvay provides the aerospace industry with a broad portfolio of composites, specialty polymers, structural adhesives, and surfacing products for a wide range of applications for manufacturing aircraft parts. 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…

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…

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…

Prepreg Processing in Composites Aerospace Production

Prepregs are reinforcement materials that have been pre-impregnated with a thermoplastic or thermoset resin. Cured under high temperatures and pressures, prepregs are ideal for high-performance aerospace applications thanks to advantages like low thermal expansion and environmental corrosion resistance. Prepregs have long been in demand for aerospace applications ranging from aircraft interior parts to exterior wings. Read More…

Carbon Fiber Composites Take Flight with NASA Rotorcraft Mars Mission

When NASA is employing carbon composites for its space missions, it is safe to say the materials are proven effective and considered reliable and high functioning. NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, descending from its Perseverance rover, recently landed its four carbon composites legs on the surface of Mars. Back here on Earth, the uses for composites in Read More…

High-Quality Tooling from Solvay Performs at High Temps Needed for Aerospace

Tooling used in the manufacture of composite parts can be made from a variety of materials including composites. The ideal materials used in composites tooling are often determined by the required volume of composite part production and curing temperatures. Tooling produced with composite materials are often more cost-effective and simpler to integrate into composites manufacturing. Read More…

Thermoplastics: Hot on the Presses

Aerospace manufacturers have the opportunity to drive growth and reshape the industry in 2021 by pursuing technological developments. Aerospace manufacturers are continually seeking innovative solutions to increase the rate of production of commercial aircrafts that will meet future demand for air travel. Reducing weight and improving efficiency is one of the key goals of aerospace Read More…

Infusing Efficiency into Aerospace Production

Autoclave prepreg has long been the de facto process for most large and mid-sized aerostructures. Today, advancements in resin infusion processes are helping to produce composite-based structural aircraft components completely out of the autoclave and at up to one-tenth of the cost—and all the performance. Aircraft manufacturers have sought methods to expedite composites component production Read More…