29 August 2019
COMPOSITES EUROPE, International Composites Conference and Lightweight Technologies Forum - these are three strong events that will be held from 10 to 12 September to highlight the potential of modern composite materials. These are the highlights.
27 August 2019
„Ultralight in Space“: Market and technology study examines lightweight construction trends in space travel
The demand for light satellites and rockets is growing and poses new challenges for ultra-lightweight construction. The market study "Materials in lightweight construction for space industry" examines which technologies and materials will make the race to space in the future. The results will be presented on September 10 at the Lightweight Technologies Forum at COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart.
21 August 2019
Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology, will be demonstrating at COMPOSITES EUROPE how robust yet lightweight 3D-printed composite tools are used in a variety of industries. Stratasys will demonstrate the versatility of its FDM and PolyJet technologies throughout the entire product development process - from prototyping and tooling to finished production parts. Live at the booth, Stratasys will showcase its flagship solution for the composite industry, the Fortus 380 Carbon Fiber 3D printer and a number of customer examples.
16 August 2019
On the basis of a CFRP component, visitors to the fair can see a complete machining process - from CAD/CAM to milling and quality evaluation. The exchange of process data during milling and quality assurance data makes it possible to intervene in the machining process in the event of deviations from specified production, quality or threshold values.
23 July 2019
Space travel places high demands on ultra-lightweight construction. The latest technical trends are currently being investigated as part of the market and technology study "Materials in lightweight constuction for space industry" and presented at the LTF in Stuttgart on 10 September. Dr.-Ing. Claus Bayreuther explains in an interview why the market is currently so attractive.
12 July 2019
Interfaces between individual production stations are often the bottleneck and source of errors in production. The Automated Sorting and Kitting System (ASK) developed by Broetje-Automation makes it possible to eliminate this interface in the processing of composite blanks.
10 July 2019
Passenger and freight figures in aviation have been rising for years. In addition to an increasing demand for aircraft, this also necessitates further increases in their efficiency. Lightweight construction concepts are a decisive factor.
20 June 2019
Extreme lightweight construction: Market for lighter and lighter satellites grows / Interview with Claude Maack, GRADEL
As an innovation engine, space travel drives many disciplines to new record performances. Claude Maack, managing director of the Luxembourg-based aerospace suppliers GRADEL, explains how stringent material, safety and reliability requirements are turning spacecraft and satellites into pioneering ultra-lightweight-construction products.