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Attention Aerospace Autoclave Composite Manufacturers

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 24, 2018 3:22:49 PM

Aviation/aerospace autoclave composites manufacturers face numerous challenges when it comes to accurate temperature monitoring during composite curing. We hear first-hand about those challenges when we meet with clients at shows like SAMPE and CAMX. Those challenges include...

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, aerospace, composites curing

TE Wire & Cable Partners with Plataine for Smart Thermocouples Solution

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

May 21, 2018 12:59:00 PM

Joint solution integrates IIoT, AI and thermocouple technologies,
dramatically advances manufacturing efficiencies and quality 


Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21, 2018
– TE Wire & Cable, the world’s largest manufacturer of thermocouple wire, and Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization software for advanced manufacturing, today announced a partnership for Smart Thermocouple solutions for aerospace autoclave composites manufacturers. Plataine’s IoT-based AI software tracks and analyzes the location, status and duty cycles of TE Wire & Cable’s thermocouples, enabling thermocouple users to view analytics, receive actionable alerts, insights and optimized recommendations. 

 

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing, thermocouple, smart thermocouples

GET SMART @ SAMPE18! Innovative Autoclave Thermocouples Solutions

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 18, 2018 10:53:15 AM

For decades, TE Wire & Cable has provided unique, innovative solutions to autoclave thermocouple problems. Our AccuClave product line has been the "go to" thermocouple for many aerospace composites manufacturing operations worldwide. 

 

The future of thermocouple is here and the solution just got SMARTER!

 

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Topics: Autoclave Thermocouples, aerospace, composites curing, Tradeshows, SAMPE

Top 10 Benefits of Using Patented AccuClave Autoclave Thermocouples

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 14, 2018 9:17:50 AM

The benefits outweigh the risks when investing in new autoclave thermocouples for your composite curing operations.

In true David Letterman-like fashion, here are the top 10 benefits of using TE Wire’s patented AccuClave autoclave thermocouples. 

 

 

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Topics: Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing

4 New Year’s Resolutions Every Autoclave Composites Manufacturer Should Make

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jan 24, 2018 8:51:43 AM

 

Many of us start out the year with grand plans and positive resolutions to change or improve something in our lives, be it personal, professional or both. Ironically, January 17th, otherwise known as “Ditch New Year's Resolution Day” is gaining popularity. Sad but true. It’s the day when many people abandon their New Year's resolutions.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, continuous improvement, composites curing

4 Key Takeaways from SAMPE 2017 regarding Autoclave Composites

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM

As I mentioned in my previous blog “Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Autoclave Composites Quality”, the impending show was something I was looking forward, not only for the new experiences but to share what I’ve learned about our Failure is NOT an option commitment to providing 100% tested pre-made autoclave thermocouple systems to aviation/aerospace autoclave manufacturers.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, SAMPE

Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Composites Quality [SAMPE Seattle 2017]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 15, 2017 12:13:48 PM

Ever since my childhood, I've been wildly fascinated by planes, rockets, and the very cool idea of deep space travel. Buzz Lightyear was my hero. As an adult, the idea of traveling to the stars has continued to intrigue me and has led me into a career focused in the aerospace industry. The Herculean effort required in order to accomplish such an engineering feat seems to becoming more and more of a reality.

 

Beyond funding, one of the countless important items that could hinder our progress of space exploration is the impact of inconsistent or poor composites quality.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

ICYMI: JEC Paris 2017 & the (Sonic) Boom of Composites Industry Growth

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Apr 11, 2017 12:02:25 PM

I have to admit, it’s absolutely amazing to be a part of the composites industry and witness the steady growth, continuous improvement and developing technologies. Business is booming. As reported by JEC*, from 2014 to 2016, the market grew in value to $82 billion USD, or by 11%. Not too shabby. Every indication is the growth will continue.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, Tradeshows

Top 5 Things You Should Know about Autoclave Thermocouple Junctions

Posted by Pat Durkin

Apr 7, 2017 11:37:40 AM

Whether you make composite parts for commercial aircraft, defense, automotive or sports, you know why you do what you do and how to do it. That’s why you have clients who trust your products and trust your team to make them to the highest quality every time. 

 

The good news is chemistry and physics are the same. They'll never change. It really doesn’t matter if you are making barrel section 41 for the Boeing 787, the Predator drone composite wing or a super lightweight Tour de France racing bike. Recipes for production might be different between manufacturers but the end goal is a constant: Make a lightweight structure that can contribute to advancement of aircraft, military and consumer lives.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, composites curing

4 Pitfalls of Invar Tool Thermocouples and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Jun 23, 2016 1:15:52 PM

The molds or tools used for forming and mass producing composite parts can be made of many materials. However, for mass production of complex high performance aerospace composite parts, the material has to be hard enough to maintain its dimensional and surface finish characteristics. The most common material for commercial and military programs that I have seen during my plant tours is invar (64FeNi), a high performance metal with low coefficient of thermal expansion.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples