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New UD tapes achieve thermoset layup speeds

Jan 12th, 2021: Electroimpact, of Mukilteo, Washington, has increased the laydown speeds for thermoplastic unidirectional tapes to over a hundred metres (4,000 inches) per minute.

Clemson builds advanced composites reputation with new research center

Oct. 9th, 2020 : In response to industry demand, Clemson University has partnered with the State of South Carolina to launch a full-spectrum advanced materials research and development center to drive breakthrough innovation for the state’s automotive, aerospace, defense and energy clusters...

MAMBO 3D Printed Boat Made with Continuous Fiberglass Thermoset Material

Oct. 9th, 2020 : Moi Composites is a start-up 3D printing company using robots and advanced composite materials to create powerful products. To create MAMBO (Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat), Moi’s team worked with expert partners in automation, composites, and the marine industry and utilized their own patented scalable 3D printing technology, Continuous Fiber Manufacturing (CFM).

Covestro Carbon Fiber Steps Up Game in Basketball Shoe

Oct. 9th, 2020 : Anta Sports Products, a leading Chinese sportswear company, has launched KT6 – the latest generation of the signature sneaker of NBA all-star Klay Thompson. Available for sale in China and some Southeast Asian countries, the basketball shoe features a variety of material technologies, including a carbon-fiber shank made of....

IMCD acquires Finnish distributor of composite materials Kokko-Fiber

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (18 September 2020, 07:00 CET) – IMCD N.V. (“IMCD” or the “Company”), a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, today announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Oy Kokko-Fiber Ab (“Kokko-Fiber”), a leading supplier of fiber-reinforced plastic composite materials in Finland.

New composite material revs up pursuit of advanced electric vehicles

Oct. 9th, 2020 : Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory used new techniques to create a composite that increases the electrical current capacity of copper wires, providing a new material that can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense electric vehicle traction motors.

New Emission Control Technologies & Techniques for Composites & Carbon Fiber

Oct. 9, 2020 : Carbon fiber and composite materials have revolutionized the products we use every day by making them stronger, lighter, and more durable. However, the manufacturing process can have serious environmental ramifications and be immediately dangerous to human health if careful consideration....

The Future of Composite Materials in Rail Infrastructures

Oct. 9, 2020: Modern high-strength composite materials present ample opportunities for energy-efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs for the rail infrastructure. Network Rail, the UK’s rail network owner, has partnered with the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol, UK....

MakerBot offering composite material Nylon 12 carbon fiber

Oct. 9th, 2020 : MakerBot, a global leader in 3D printing and subsidiary of Stratasys, announces the expansion of its materials offering with Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, adding another composite to the company’s growing materials portfolio.

Lockheed Martin Company to Build Six Presidential Helicopters

March 11, 2020: The U.S. Navy has commissioned six new presidential helicopters. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, will build six production VH-92A presidential helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23-aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Using Holograms Helps in Studying the Quality of Composite Materials

March 10th, 2020: Composite materials have a complicated structure and specified mechanical or physical properties. The materials are used in various spheres of the industry: from medicine to aviation and due to it they are of high demand. However, there is a problem in the quality control of such materials.