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‘Shape-Shifting Drones Could Be Made From Metal-Foam Hybrid’

LiveScience.com via Yahoo UK & Ireland News Apr 11 08:06 am 

Designed by engineers from Cornell University in Ithaca New York and with funding from the U.S. Air Force the composite material consists partly of silicone and partly of a metal with a melting point of 144 degrees Fahrenheit 62 degrees Celsius. quotThe driving vision behind this is the puffinquot said study first author Ilse Van Meerbeek a Cornell graduate student in the field of mechanical ...

‘Gurit Posts 132% Profit Rise’

Plastics and Rubber Weekly Apr 15 04:14 am 

Gurit the Swiss-based composite parts and components group has seen operating profits increase by 132 to CHF33m 24m boosted by continued strong demand in the wind industry.

‘Lexus To Unveil RC F GT Concept During Long Beach Grand Prix’

MotorTrend Apr 14 04:12 pm 

During the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend Lexus will debut the RC F GT Concept which fills the gap between the street-legal RC F and the RC F GT3 race car that will soon compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Developed in parallel with the production RC F the GT The post Lexus to Unveil RC F GT Concept During Long Beach Grand Prix appeared first on ...

‘Argosy Opens New Facility To Expand Aerospace Material Manufacturing’

AerospaceOnline Apr 14 04:26 pm 

Argosy International Inc. the leading supplier of advanced composites and related materials to the Asia Pacific aerospace industry has started construction of their new 2300 square-meter manufacturing facility located at No. 33 Jing 3rd Road Wuqi District Taichung City Taiwan R.O.C.. This Smart News Release features multimedia

‘Boeing's $32 Billion Accounting Question’

Crain's Chicago Business Apr 14 12:25 pm 

Corporate profit is an inherently imprecise measure. Even so the way Boeing recognizes profit is fairly unique. Arguably the aircraft-maker39s approach asks too much faith from investors.

‘Seattle Startup Group14 Technologies Targets Big Boost In Batteries’

Xconomy Apr 14 02:31 pm 

A new Seattle materials company is developing a technology that could boost lithium ion battery energy density by up to 30 percent it claims while also reducing costs. Group14 Technologies is a new spin-out from EnerG2 the 13-year-old Seattle materials company that has a growing business providing engineered carbon materials for other energy storage technologies

‘EnerG2 Announces The Launch Of Group14 Technologies’

PRWeb Apr 14 02:51 pm 

Independent Spin-Off Company Will Commercialize Cost-Effective Advanced Silicon-Carbon Composite Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries PRWeb April 14 2016 Read the full story at httpwww.prweb.comreleases201604prweb13341605.htm

‘Crews Responding To Fire At Polygon Company In Walkerton’

FOX 28 South Bend Apr 14 10:30 am 

Fire and emergency crews are responding to a report of a business fire in Walkerton.At least 10 different fire departments are on sceneathe Polygon Company facility just northof U.S. 6 in Walkerton. Dispatcher say the call of a commercial fire reportedly came in just before noon on Thursday. Polygon Company is a composite materials manufacturer with two locationsinWalkerton.

‘BAIC BJEV Steps Up Light Weighting Efforts For Pure Electric Cars By Deepening Sino-German Strategic Cooperation’

PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Apr 14 05:28 am 

SACHSEN Germany April 14 2016 PRNewswire -- BAIC BJEV a leading new energy automaker in China signed a strategic cooperation agreement for Sino-German Automotive Light Weighting Technology Joint RD Center with Dresden University of Technology TUD in the Council Chamber of the state of Sachsen. Wan Gang Vice Chairman of the CPPCC and Minister of Science and Technology of China and ...

‘Kengo Kuma's Quake-resistant 'guy Ropes' Offer Aesthetic Appeal’

Sydney Morning Herald Apr 13 10:13 pm 

Though completed in late 2015 a collaboration between highly influential Japanese architect and writer Kengo Kuma and high-tech construction materials and textiles company Komatsu Seiren has been garnering its share of interest among the architectural and design community in recent weeks.

‘Textreme Used For New Toyota Vehicle’

Plastics and Rubber Weekly Apr 13 09:14 pm 

The Deep Orange 6 a next-generation Toyota concept vehicle developed and engineered by students from Clemson University has been unveiled this week at an automotive event.

‘Nomex Honeycomb Market Worth 383.3 Million USD By 2021’

PR Newswire Apr 13 09:55 am 

PUNE India April 13 2016 PRNewswire -- The report quotNomex Honeycomb Market by Application Aerospace Defense Transportation Sporting Goods and Others by Aerospace Defense Sub Application Interior and Exterior and by Region - Global Forecasts to 2021quot published by...

‘Mafic Tests Strength Of Basalt Fiber Composites’

materialstoday Apr 13 01:30 am 

Mafic a producer of continuous and chopped basalt fiber as well as long fiber thermoplastic LFT resins says that tests have proved the strength and stiffness of basalt fiber in composites.

‘Getac Launches Next Generation S410 Rugged Laptop’

Manufacturing and Logistics IT Apr 13 05:43 am 

Rugged computer designer and manufacturer Getac has launched its next generation S400 series rugged laptop the Getac S410 in response to increased customer demand. The laptop has the footprint of a business notebook but with the features of a full-rugged device.

‘Preparing The Next Generation Of Composites Professionals’

PlasticsToday.com Apr 12 11:52 am 

April 12 2016 Clare Goldsberry Materials Finding skilled employees can be extremely difficult which is why many companies develop their own training programs. Last week Composites One Arlington Heights IL presented a two-day educational program in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation IACMI... Injection Molding

‘Plastic Clamshells Can Be Made From Real Crab Shells’

Scientific American Apr 12 10:33 am 

Eco-friendly biodegradable food packaging made out of crabs and grapefruits could double the shelf-life of food and reduce plastic pollution according to researchers in Singapore. Ben Gruber... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

‘Battery Components Can Take The Heat’

Science Daily Apr 11 04:22 pm 

Materials scientists have produced an electrolyteseparator for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that withstands very high temperatures over many charge cycles. The key component is hexagonal boron nitride.

‘Catching Up With The Jetman’

gizmag Apr 11 11:21 am 

Since 2004 Gizmag has been tracking the progress of Yves Rossy the founder of Jetman Dubai and creator of a pair of rocket wings that lets him fly through the air like Iron Man. Most recently in November of last year Rossy executed one of his most awe-inspiring flights yet rocketing alongside an Airbus A380 . We finally got the quotJetmanquot to stay Earthbound long enough to find out more ...