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NEWS 71 High-tech but Accessible FIG. 2 Out of the autoclave into the winner's circle! A Bieker6 won the 2015 I-14 US Nationals, held by Santa Barbara Yacht Club (CA, US). Braided Dyneema lines (see Fig. 4, p. 72), connected to the mast, support crewmembers Terry Gleeson and Evan Sjostedt (front), and the hiking rack braces their feet. Shown in extended position, the bowsprit anchors the spinnaker far forward. Source | Doug Stelck in understanding the cure dynamics of every matrix we work with, and then we use that information to develop and optimize cure profiles for each part we build. e result of our manufacturing and cure development is void content constantly below 0.2%," he claims. After cure, the tape is removed and the mandrel is extracted from the tube. e finished mast is trimmed to length, inspected and shipped. ICE makes rolled tubing for the 3.25m-long bowsprit spar — which extends forward from the bow. It enables a large spinnaker (forward sail) to be flown when sailing with the wind; the spar is retractable into the hull when sailing into the wind. It tapers from a root OD of 110 mm to a 53-mm tip. Tubes are also rolled for the so-called hiking racks in a similar process to the mast construction. e racks are foot supports for crewmembers, who are also supported by lines from the mast made from 2.5-mm braided Dyneema yarn (Fig. 2, at right and Fig. 4, p. 74). Because stiffness is not as critical for the racks, Mitsubishi Grafil 34-700 PRESENTER PRESENTED BY EVENT DESCRIPTION: Automatic inspection and advanced laser projection are essential "next steps" in composites manufacturing, especially with human operators continuing to play pivotal roles. ese capabilities minimize the impact of human limitations (fatigue, distraction) while supplementing and supporting human strengths (visual and tactile senses, freedom of movement). is webinar presents a commercially available, large-field projection and inspection technology that already verifies material location, fiber orientation, and FOD absence. Supported by artificial intelligence (AI), these technologies will not only capture "as-built" data, but also leverage it to facilitate quality procedures, process improvements, and "digital thread" traceability. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN: • How projection/inspection technologies capture and characterize key fabricated features • How AI leverages automatic inspection data to advance composites manufacturing • How these technologies achieve part optimization and fully implemented "digital thread" Automatic Inspection, Artificial Intelligence And Laser Projection In Composites Manufacturing October 3, 2018 • 2:00 PM ET REGISTER TODAY FOR WEBINAR AT: SHORT.COMPOSITESWORLD.COM/AV103 SCOTT BLAKE President

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