Atlanta, Georgia -- Web Industries, a global flexible materials manufacturer, has opened a composites automation development centre in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
The 10 000 sq.ft (929 sq.m) development environment will help Web Industries customers from around the world test new and emerging carbon fibre composite materials for qualification and use in the automated fibre placement manufacturing process, the US company said in a 2 Aug announcement.
At the centre, engineers will be able to work with Web Industries to complete performance, processability, durability, and fit-for-use assessments on pre-preg carbon fibre composite precision tapes.
"We are seeing an increasing acceptance and use of these next-generation composite materials in aerospace, industrial, automotive, and wind energy applications," commented Donald Romine, ceo of Web Industries.
"The Web Industries development centre for composites automation is the first testing and development facility fully dedicated to helping raw material suppliers, fabricators and prime aircraft manufacturers leverage these new materials in automated manufacturing," Romine added.
The composites automation development centre is located within Web Industries' composites manufacturing centre of excellence. The company said the purpose-built environment is ISO 9001:2008, AS9100, and ISO 14001-certified. Services and capabilities include: slitting and winding, materials analysis, environmental testing, web path testing, fit-for-use analysis and many others.