sensXPERT: How to Boost Efficiency and Digitalize The Production of Composite Parts

A webinar staring Dr. Phil Gralla and Dr John Puentes, Data Scientists at sensXPERT - Optimizing Plastics Manufacturing

The composites industry must produce high-quality, functional parts using complex, cascaded processes that are often difficult to predict or control, and which can obscure the interrelationships between process parameters, material behavior, and final part performance. Higher levels of process monitoring are required to avoid part rejection during quality assurance testing. An aerospace company validated the benefits of digitizing a well-established manufacturing process with sensor-based and data-driven technology.

What you will learn in this webinar:
• Aircraft manufacturing case: Digitalization of vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM), coupled with post-mold autoclave curing of fuselage support produced in carbon fiber - RTM6-1.
• Gathering data with sensXPERT in-mold sensors, creating kinetic models, forecasting process cycles, and predicting part conversion in real-time during manufacturing cycles.
• Benefits of digitalization and Industry 4.0 in composite manufacturing.

sensXPERT is a data-driven manufacturing solution for the plastics industry that enhances productivity in real-time. An intelligent manufacturing technology that supports several production processes such as Reactive injection molding, Resin Transfer Molding, Hot Pressing and Vacuum Infusion with a high focus on thermoset materials. By combining measuring hardware and data science to characterize materials in sync with machine and cavity, we control and detect all necessary influencing factors, driving process reliability.

JEC Group is a non-profit organization entirely dedicated to promoting composite materials and fostering their applications globally. Publisher of the JEC Composites Magazine, the industry's reference magazine, JEC organizes several events around the world, including JEC World, the leading international exhibition dedicated to composites and their applications, which takes place annually in Paris. JEC media, events and digital channels connect a global community of professionals from the composites industry and beyond, to enable knowledge transfer, create networking opportunities, and highlight innovation.
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