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Hexcel is displaying 3D printed parts at Space Tech Expo

19 Nov '19
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Pic: Hexcel Corp
Pic: Hexcel Corp

For the first time, Hexcel is exhibiting at the ongoing Space Tech Expo Europe show in Bremen, Germany, to promote its latest technologies and innovations for space applications. More than 3,000 visitors are expected at this international forum that is dedicated to innovative solutions for space business and technology, and that will go on till November 21.

Hexcel is improving the way the world’s spacecraft components are manufactured and will feature a number of 3D-printed flight-ready carbon fiber parts manufactured from HexAM® additive manufacturing technology, combining Hexcel’s proprietary high performance PEKK thermoplastics with aerospace grade carbon fiber. HexPEKK® structures offer significant weight, cost and time-to-market reductions, replacing traditional cast or machined metallic parts in highly demanding aerospace, satellite and defense applications.

Other Hexcel solutions for space applications that will be presented include carbon fiber, prepregs and honeycomb materials with proven performance for satellite structures and launchers.

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements, prepregs and other fiber-reinforced matrix materials, honeycomb, adhesives, engineered core and composite structures for use in commercial aerospace, space and defense and industrial applications.

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