Industry News

Clemson developing composite vehicle front-door
News Item Published: 10/1/2015

The $5.81 million research project looks to reduce the door’s weight by 42.5 percent.

Intertek add machining equipment to its testing center
News Item Published: 10/1/2015

The machining system is dedicated to accurately test specimens for highly reinforced polymer-based tests on composites.

Infinite Composites Technologies partners with OSU-Tulsa on natural gas tanks
News Item Published: 10/1/2015

The agreement will enable Infinite Composites Technologies to continue development and prototype production of the infinite composite pressure vessel, iCPV — a liner-less, composite fuel storage system.

Meggitt acquires EDAC composites division
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Following Meggitt's acquisition of Cobham during the summer, the addition of EDAC's composites division adds multi-year, long-term agreements with jet engine and other aerospace-related platforms.

Boeing opens South Carolina composites research center
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

The 104,000-sq-ft facility will focus on composites fabrication, NDT, repair, electromagnetics and materials.

Boeing Salt Lake completes expansion for 787-9 production
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Composites manufacturing and assembly facilities in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, UT, US, will produce horizontal stabilizers for the 787 Dreamliner.

Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, Sept. 29, 2015
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Aerospace-related job opportunities at Arkema Inc., Freedom Innovations, Hexcel, Cytec Industries and Toray Composites (America) Inc.

TPRC to evaluate aerospace and automotive overmolding
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Netherlands-based Thermoplastic Research Centre (TPRC) is working with Bowing, Safran, Fokker, TenCate, KraussMaffei, Autodesk and others to mature the injection overmolding process.

Tecnatom places NDT system with Harbin Hafei Airbus
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Spain-based Tecnatom's ultrasonic inspection system will be used by Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre to make composite parts for the A350 XWB and A320 programs.

MHI 787 expands composite main wing box manufacturing capacity
News Item Published: 9/28/2015

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is adding machinery and equipment to accommodate increase of 787 production from the current 10 aircraft per month to 14 by the end of the decade.

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