June marked a significant milestone for the Globe composites team, as they demonstrated the first fully automated process utilized to format continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tape. Composite material suppliers, aerospace OEMs and tier one automotive and aerospace suppliers visited Globe in June to view the process. July will be similarly busy with scheduled customer and partner visits.
The word “format” could take on a number of meanings; in this case Globe is utilizing CFRT tape directly from various material suppliers and automatically converting it into forms that are more readily and efficiently laminated and consolidated by downstream processes. This enabling process technology is only realized by manual methods in the industry today. Contact us for more details and to schedule a visit to Tacoma, WA to learn more.