The Innovations Page is a way for us to connect with the composites world. Our experiences with fiber-placement and composite materials frequently bring us interesting projects, and we want to share those stories.

Thermoplastic Composites for the Industrial World

Thermoplastic Composites for the Industrial World

Growth in industrial sectors such as alternative energy, biological research, and chemical production has continued to attract the attention of composites manufacturers. Offering ideal strength-to-weight ratios and non-reactive materials, thermoplastic composites lend advantages to critical operations such as production, storage, filtration, and transportation. Popular needs encompass reinforced piping and tubes, custom designed containers, and pressure… Read More

Improving Downhole Operations With Composite Sleeves

Improving Downhole Operations With Composite Sleeves

The demanding environment of the Oil & Gas industry has led it to be a significant source of innovation in composites. Harsh conditions increase susceptibility to failures and downtime, both of which can cost millions, and continuous fiber-reinforced composites have become instrumental in overcoming these challenges. Composites possess strength-to-weight ratios up to 30 times higher… Read More

Creating Composite Parts for National Defense

Creating Composite Parts for National Defense

The advanced properties and design flexibility of composite materials have garnered much attention among the military and defense communities. Composites are ideally suited for the demanding applications these fields often involve, and manufacturing technologies that can take advantage of composites’ benefits are highly sought after. Automated Dynamics works closely with military and defense clients to… Read More

Composite Enclosures for Sensitive Electronics

Composite Enclosures for Sensitive Electronics

Onboard electrical systems are present in any modern means of transport, and they have become critical in ensuring the safe and effective operation of vehicles. Unfortunately, they can be susceptible to harmful electromagnetic occurrences causing significant difficulties up to, and including, total failures. Damaging events such as lightning, high-power radio frequencies (HPRF), high-power microwaves (HPM),… Read More

Building Composite Parts For The Automotive World

Building Composite Parts For The Automotive World

Current manufacturing techniques at Automated Dynamics (ADC) were specifically developed to overcome the limitations of traditional materials and enable new capabilities for critical parts. Within the automotive sector, many of these parts are already being converted to lightweight fiber-reinforced composites, gaining significant performance benefits while also reducing weight. ADC is bringing these advantages of automotive composites… Read More

Nextel-PEEK Composites For Oil & Gas Applications

Nextel-PEEK Composites For Oil & Gas Applications

Automated Dynamics is manufacturing oilfield structures with continuous-fiber Nextel-PEEK composite prepreg, now commercially available from Barrday Advanced Material Solutions. The Nextel-610 fiber, developed by 3M, has continued to gain market share, increasing its viability for industrial applications. This aluminum oxide ceramic fiber is sought for it’s high modulus, high strength, and abrasive wear properties. It… Read More

Advancing Automotive Parts Manufacturing With AFP

Advancing Automotive Parts Manufacturing With AFP

The combination of high-speed fiber placement and low molding and consolidation times is enabling automotive manufacturers to take advantage of the benefits of composites. The highest strength-to-weight ratio available can be brought to high volume manufacturing of composite parts to reduce weight and improve performance, while new CAFE standards are easily met without significantly increasing… Read More