Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer

September 21, 2007 - 6:27am

Park Electrochemical, a supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace structures, is showcasing a newly introduced prepreg (pre-impregnated material) that the company said is tailor-made for aircraft interiors.

December 12, 2006 - 9:38am

Boeing made the apparently radical decision two years ago to use composites for most of the primary structure of its new 787 jetliner, resulting in a need for around 35 tons of the material per airplane. Japan’s Toray Industries, whose Torayca pre-preg is used already by Boeing for the 777’s tail and floor beams, was selected a year ago to supply the raw material, which combines carbon fibers with toughened epoxy resin.

December 12, 2006 - 9:30am

Tests currently under way at the Airbus UK facility in Filton are exploring technologies aimed at extending the use of advanced composite materials on the main wing of future airliners such as the A350.

November 29, 2006 - 11:04am

The recently unveiled Spectrum 33 business jet can be categorized as “very light” in terms of weight and yet its cabin is roomier than that of a Cessna Citation CJ2, which would not be categorized in the very light jet (VLJ) class. The new airplane’s composite airframe and its additional electric systems are no strangers to this paradox. The first prototype built by U.S.

November 14, 2006 - 11:42am

What are the advantages and disadvantages of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics?

 
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