Jan. 24th, 2020: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) announced that it will acquire a German Carbon Fiber Prepreg Manufacturer, c-m-p GmbH (c-m-p; Head Office: Heinsberg, Germany) through its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Material...
Jan. 24th, 2020: A new method using carbon nanotubes to create aerospace-grade composites without an autoclave has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jan. 24, 2020: The pioneering application of X-ray imaging technology could lead to the wider adoption of high-specification composite materials, in particular woven textile composites, according to a research group at Manchester University.
Jan. 24, 2020: Composites made from self-assembling inorganic materials are valued for their unique strength and thermal, optical and magnetic properties. However, because self-assembly can be difficult to control, the structures formed can be highly disordered, leading to defects during large-scale production. Researchers have now developed a templating technique
Jan. 24th, 2020: The automotive and aerospace industries are ready ramp up their production of composite parts, and Solvay has the material and technology to help them achieve that – namely fast-cure prepregs and Double Diaphragm Forming (DDF). The Group’s Composite Materials team in the UK is showing them how it can be done, pioneering the way in the industrialisation of cost-effective composite parts.
Jan 13th, 2020: Following the production of first prototypes of battery enclosures for a Chinese automotive manufacturer in 2018, SGL Carbon has now received a substantial contract from a North American automaker for high-volume serial production of carbon and glass fibre-based composite top and bottom layers for battery enclosures.
Jan 13th, 2020: Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite has been used for space missions for years and continues to be tested for further applications. Focusing on its limited use due to its water absorption rates, researchers at Airbus Defense and Space and the University of Surrey have created a layered ultralight, nanoscale barrier that could change how future spacecraft are built.
Jan 13th, 2020: The Griffith University Racing Team car, known as GRT19 Bronte, was designed and engineered by students at Griffith with the help of the ATL Composites team to compete in the Formula SAE Australasia.
Jan 13th, 2020: MIT engineers have developed a method to produce aerospace-grade composites without the enormous ovens and pressure vessels. The technique may help to speed up the manufacturing of airplanes and other large, high-performance composite structures, such as blades for wind turbines.
Jan 7th, 2020: JEC World, the global trade show dedicated to composite materials is all set to take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris from March 3-5, 2020.
Jan 7th, 2020: NIAGARA FALLS, ON and SEOUL, KOREA / ACCESSWIRE / January 6, 2020 / EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (TSXV:EHT) ("EHT") is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Axia Materials Co. Ltd ("AXIA"), based in Seoul Korea. AXIA has been in the composite materials business for over 20 years and has built and developed...
Jan 6th, 2020: Garland, Texas-based Fortress Building Products quietly entered the wood-plastic composites decking market in 2016 with a coextruded bamboo-capped board that it says is 40 percent lighter yet twice as strong as the competition. Three years later, the privately held company has ramped up U.S. and Canadian promotion of what it describes as a first-of-its-kind WPC decking...
Jan 6th, 2020: Anisoprint currently offers the Composer A4, with a build platform of 297 x 210 x 145 mm, and the Composer A3, with a build platform of 420 x 297 x 210 mm. Both machines are equipped with two spools of lament being fed through a single, heated dual nozzle extruder. On the right, a spool of reinforced fibre passes through a cutter and...
Jan 6th, 2020: ESE Carbon Co.’s new carbon fiber wheel uses tailored fiber placement and custom presses to minimize waste and improve scalability.
Jan 6th, 2020: Why scrap a perfectly good airplane? Whether an extremely large or reasonably small aircraft, the reasoning often is the same. Over the past couple weeks images emerged of two different planes being sent to the scrapyard that elicited significant emotional response. In both cases, however, the end of the line for the types was a driving force. It also calls attention to the challenges of recycling aircraft components, especially with newer synthetic materials involved.
Jan 6th, 2020 : The production of lightweight composite materials is high in demand for sectors like aerospace, automotive and defense where weight savings, strength and durability are crucial factors for winning a race or completing a mission. It is, however, a highly time-consuming and costly, multi-step process.
Jan 6th, 2020: A partnership between Automobili Lamborghini and the Houston Methodist Research Institute will send carbon fiber composite materials into space for experimentation then return them to Earth for study.
Jan 6th, 2020: Naval Group Pacific, in partnership with AMAC at UNSW Sydney, has successfully demonstrated how a carbon composite embedded with fibre optics could be used for structural applications in marine vessels.
Jan 6th 2020: Firefly Aerospace has pushed the planned debut launch of its Alpha rocket to April as the company prepares for a very busy 2020.
Jan 6th, 2020: TSU radiophysicists are forming a database of properties of composite materials that can be used to create 5G and space communication devices operating in the terahertz range. The scientists are creating composite materials from ABS plastic and nanotubes and measuring their properties in a frequency range from 10 MHz to 1 THz.
Jan. 6th, 2020 : TPI Composites is a global, independent manufacturer of composite wind blades for the onshore and offshore wind market. The company is headquartered in Arizona and operates factories in the United States, China, Mexico, Turkey and India. TPI has worked with a number of major players in the industry and...