Featured White Papers
Learn more about what can be achieved with Additive Molding, a first-of-its-kind manufacturing, materials, and software technology.
|White Paper on “High-Performance Natural Fiber Composites (Flax)” [ VIEW PDF ]
Our ARRIS R&D team is committed to advancing sustainability initiatives for customers with Additive Molding by developing high-performance natural-fiber composite materials options. This white paper shows that our flax fiber-reinforced material exceeds the stiffness-to-weight performance of the glass fiber-reinforced material, demonstrating its practical use in high-performance thermoplastic composite materials. These promising results reflect our team’s continued passion for creating environmentally responsible composites made to outperform… View Blog Post
|White Paper on “Benchmark Study of RF Performance in Advanced Composites Design” [ VIEW PDF ]
Radio frequency (RF) characterization is a critical aspect of designing components near transmitting or receiving antennas. Designing for RF functionality is especially complex for components comprised of anisotropic composites due to the morphology and boundaries between the composite materials (all of which greatly affect RF transmission and reception). This paper summarizes experiments conducted on ARRIS materials to characterize the RF response of multi-material composites with different fiber orientations. The result? ARRIS produced a topology-optimized case with Additive Molding that was lighter and 3x stiffer than the control with comparable RF performance… View Blog Post
|White Paper on “The Convergence of Composites & Topology Optimization” [ VIEW PDF ]
While advanced composite materials outperform metal on material data sheets, actual composite structures often fail to provide a significant improvement. This white paper presents optimizing topology and fiber orientation for an aerospace bracket having complex 3D load cases. These optimized structures are shown to outperform current composite structures as well as structures machined and 3D printed from metal, making them ideal for next-generation aerospace brackets and joining structures. The result? ARRIS produced a carbon fiber bracket with the same stiffness as the original titanium bracket but at 21% of the weight… View Blog Post
Explore all things Additive Molding in these popular Q&As with ARRIS experts.
|FAQ: Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites [ VIEW PDF ]
Materials being used in production (produced by the ARRIS Materials Team) include, but are not limited to, carbon fiber, glass fiber, and flax fiber used with engineering and high-performance thermoplastic polymers, including, but not limited to, bio-nylon or bio-based nylon resin material that is nearly 50% bio-based content. ARRIS continues to actively explore and investigate recycled, recovered, and natural fibers, as well as recycled, bio-based, and bio-synthesized polymers… View Blog Post
|FAQ: Ultra Thin Capabilities of Additive Molding [ VIEW PDF ]
Additive Molding offers a significant advantage for portable electronic devices, particularly wearables, by enabling the production of ultra-thin components that are both lightweight and robust. This capability allows product development teams, especially those specializing in portable electronics, to reduce product weight and utilize available space to enhance product functionality, such as incorporating larger batteries… View Blog Post
|FAQ: Additive Molding for Performance Footwear [ VIEW PDF ]
ARRIS partners with top brands to manufacture the highest-performance footwear for running, soccer, basketball, golf, and athleisure. Leading footwear designers are leveraging a first-of-its-kind manufacturing technology and materials to create 3D-optimized, continuous fiber plates (carbon, glass, and flax fiber) that are lighter, better, and more sustainable… View Blog Post
|FAQ: Additive Molding for Bicycles & Cycling Gear [ VIEW PDF ]
Bicycle and cycling product teams use Additive Molding to create lighter yet tougher components with next-level performance (e.g., rocker links, saddle rails, shells, chainring and brake spiders, clamps, brackets, levers, faceplates, derailleurs, spokes, etc.). This industry is no stranger to carbon fiber composites and already knows the many benefits. Yet, the need for greater design freedom and increased performance advantages is a must to meet ever-changing market demands, including the need for greater sustainability… View Blog Post
|FAQ: Additive Molding for Portable Electronics [ VIEW PDF ]
Next-generation portable electronics are leveling up with Additive Molding because the advanced composites technology enables teams to align high-strength continuous fibers within topology-optimized geometries, achieving thinner profiles and better impact resistance for consumer and industrial electronics. The multi-material options also enable improved connectivity and much more… View Blog Post
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