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How Composite Winglets Benefit the Aerospace Industry

Composite materials are taking to the air in many forms due to increased use of them by the aerospace industry. In fact, this industry that has dramatically increased its use of composites in the components created for new aircraft. One example of the increased use of composite materials in new aircraft components is composite winglets. Read More…

Aerospace Industry uses Composites to Transport Satellites

Composite materials are used in many aerospace applications from rocket fins to spacecraft reentry systems. However, they’re now being used in a piece of aerospace technology that will never even leave Earth: the satellite transport container. Benefits of composite use in satellite transport container The composite satellite container, also known as Galileo, is the aerospace Read More…

Innovative Uses of Composites in Aerospace Drones: Facebook’s Aquila Drone

Drones have become common in military and even entertainment and leisure applications in the United States in the past few years. In fact, a small, camera-equipped recreational drone can be had starting at just $45 today.  However, thanks to advanced composite materials the next generation of industrial drones are being designed to take on missions Read More…

The Benefits of Composite Materials in Aerospace Applications

While the aerospace sector, in general, uses composite materials in an ever-growing number of applications, these materials are of particularly vital importance to space application projects such as exploration, carrying cargo and satellite deployment.  Due to the unique issues of weight and temperature faced by spacecraft and their components, composites are one of the materials Read More…

Increased Aerospace Industry Use to Drive Thermoplastic Tape Market

The thermoplastic unidirectional tape market is currently a $165.8 million economic sector that is diversified into industries such as aerospace, military defense and automotive. Coming to prominence in the 1960’s due to their use in military aircraft, the thermoplastic unidirectional tape market can once again thank the aerospace industry for its projected growth over the Read More…

Canadian Aircraft Manufacturers Continue High Composite Materials Usage

There are many ways that Canadian companies are using composites to create stronger, lighter and corrosion-resistant products. However, the Canadian aircraft industry is the sector with the highest use of composite materials thanks to aircraft manufacturers like Diamond Aircraft Canada.  Why the Canadian Aerospace Sector Uses Composite Materials Composite materials have been used by aircraft Read More…

How the Pultrusion Process Helps Car Crash Victims

The pultrusion process can be used to make a wide variety of composite products for industries such as aerospace, construction  and chemical processing. However, this process also allows first responders to have the best of tools for dealing with a motor vehicle accident.  What Is the Pultrusion Process? The pultrusion process is one of several Read More…

Thermoplastic Tapes Could Rise to Prominence Again in the Aerospace Industry

Thermoplastic unidirectional tapes are composite materials that have been used by the aerospace industry starting in the late 1960’s when it began to be used to build composite parts and structures in military aircraft. Though this material was abandoned by many suppliers and manufacturers as military spending fell in the 1990’s, thermoplastic tapes are poised Read More…

Composites Increase Corrosion Resistance in Shipping Containers

Composites have a growing number of applications to help improve corrosion resistance in infrastructure projects, aerospace products and others. One of the biggest industries where corrosion is a major problem is the marine shipping industry. Traditional all-metal shipping containers have corrosion issues in saltwater environments, and composite containers can provide a much greater level of Read More…

Canadian Aircraft Manufacturers Continue High Composite Materials Usage

There are many ways that Canadian companies are using composites to create stronger, lighter and corrosion-resistant products. However, the Canadian aircraft industry is the sector with the highest use of composite materials thanks to aircraft manufacturers like Diamond Aircraft Canada.  Why the Canadian Aerospace Sector Uses Composite Materials Composite materials have been used by aircraft Read More…

Thermoplastic Tapes Could Rise to Prominence Again in the Aerospace Industry

Thermoplastic unidirectional tapes are composite materials that have been used by the aerospace industry starting in the late 1960’s when it began to be used to build composite parts and structures in military aircraft. Though this material was abandoned by many suppliers and manufacturers as military spending fell in the 1990’s, thermoplastic tapes are poised Read More…

Aerospace Industry Use to Drive Thermoplastic Tape Market

The thermoplastic unidirectional tape market is currently a $165.8 million economic sector that is diversified into industries such as aerospace, military defense and automotive. Coming to prominence in the 1960’s due to their use in military aircraft, the thermoplastic unidirectional tape market can once again thank the aerospace industry for its projected growth over the Read More…

Composite Materials Are Changing How Aerospace MRO Companies Operate

components in the aerospace industry’s move toward the increased use of composite materials such as carbon fiber, epoxy, polyester resin and vinyl ester resin. In some cases, new aircraft incorporate composite materials in more than 50% of their components. This increase in composite materials used in the aerospace industry has led to predictions that in Read More…