Thermoplastic coatings and composites

Generally, composites, such as glass fibre and carbon fibre, are popular materials among manufacturers because of their light weight and mechanical properties compared to traditional materials, such as steel and aluminium. Composites can also be designed to take advantage of special coatings that help aid their integration into a product while improving functionality. Patrick Loock, segment business owner for products and applications at composite tubes and profiles manufacturer Exel Composites, discusses how composites manufactured with thermoplastic functional coatings can allow more control of properties such as friction, adhesion, and finish.
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A time for reflection

As 2022 draws to a quick close, Composites UK, the Trade Association for the UK composites industry, reflects on its key achievements over the past 12 months.
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A flying finish at the cutting edge!

According to Mirka UK’s business sector manager of transport & industry Chris Brook, the company continues to provide its customers with innovative and versatile cutting-edge products.
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Added dimensions for composite parts

In this Q&A session Gregory Haye, director of additive manufacturing at Airtech, discusses the company’s development of 3D printing processes and materials for moulds used in composite part production.
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Building a secure future for composites

Luke Vardy, CEO of Cygnet Texkimp, explains how the DEECOM long-form fibre recycling solution works, and what it means for circularity and sustainability in the composites industry.
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Pump up the volumes!

Neil Anderton, Slack & Parr’s hydraulics & industrial director discusses the role of precision metering in high-volume composite production.
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Meeting the composites cutting challenge

Ben Sharp, technical director of Devon-based specialist engineers and systems developers, Sharp & Tappin describes how the company is helping customers meet the latest composite cutting challenges.
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Innovations in bespoke diamond tooling

DK Holdings’ sales manager, John Emptage and one of the company’s long-standing partners, Curley Specialised Mouldings’ Ian Curley, discuss how both companies have worked in partnership for over 60 years and what they see as the future challenges for the composite industry over the coming years.
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Seal the deal

Designed to offer a perfectly sealed edge finish when processing dry fibre materials, Zund says its innovative new Heat Sealing Module (HSM) is all set to become hot property in the composites sector.
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Imaging technology reimagined

AdaptixNDE’s commercial director NDE, Andy Barnes tells Composites in Manufacturing why the next generation of aircraft will require the next generation of NDE.
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The keen cutting edge of technology

In a Q&A session with Paul Beckett, CEO of 5-axis CNC machining specialists, Total Machining Solutions says that when it comes to cutting edge machining capabilities the company’s attention to detail is second to none.
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