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A look inside Fraunhofer ICT

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (Munich, Germany) is the largest applied research organization in Europe, with more than 67 institutes and research units located throughout Germany staffed by 24,500 people, mostly scientists and engineers. CW recently got a chance to tour one, Fraunhofer ICT in Pfintzal, Germany. 

Industry News

N12 Technologies, UDRI partner for high-volume production of NanoStitch

This partnership supports N12 Technologies’ high-volume production of NanoStitch using UDRI’s carbon nanotube (CNT) production technology.

Large-format 3D printer builds carbon fiber-reinforced submarine

Oak Ridge National Laboratory teams up with US Navy to 3D-print demonstrator submarine hull for Navy SEALs application.

Composites cluster funded in Rhode Island

A $125,000 federal grant will help create a marine-focused composites manufacturing cluster near Bristol, RI, in the US.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.
Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance helps demystify the process of Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

July Issue
Preforming goes industrial, Part 1

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

3D TPC structural preforming process lightens car doors in volume process
Automated cell manufactures and pre-impregnates continuous-fiber 3D preforms for injection/compression overmolding of parts with complex shapes, and tailored structural properties.

Carbon Fiber / Epoxy

Composite submersibles: Under pressure in deep, deep waters
Manned deepsea exploration calls for a highly engineered composites solution that saves weight and preserves life — at 6,500-psi service pressure.

Products

Stoner introduces water-based mold release
Stoner Molding Solutions (Quarryville, PA, US) has announced the development of Honey Wax Hydro Speed, a water-based mold release that is non-flammable and non-hazardous.

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