Aurora Builds Tow-Steered Carbon Wing for NASA

Credit: Aurora Flight Sciences
Automated fiber placement (AFP) has replaced hand layup as the accepted way to produce composite aircraft structures such as the wing. But the individual layers of carbon fiber making up the complex laminate are still arranged the same way and so may not precisely align with the loads in the...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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