Industry News

Premium AEROTEC begins A350-1000 rear fuselage production
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Premium AEROTEC's Augsburg, Germany, facility has begun carbon fiber and tape placement in the manufacture of the rear fuselage shell for the forthcoming A350-1000 XWB twin-aisle jet.

Vectorply promotes Mike Ditzler to field engineer
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Ditzler will work with customers to optimize workflow from initial audits, part and laminate design to material selection and processing.

Research shows composite limpet teeth among strongest material in nature
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

The limpet, a variety of aquatic snail, has been shown to possess composite teeth reinforced with goethite nanofibers that make the material among the strongest in nature.

London rail station gets composite roof
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Two flat roof sections on London's King's Cross Station were in need of a long-term replacement and went with a glass fiber composite from Scott Bader.

Orbital ATK begins production of 787 composite frames
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Orbital ATK's Freeport Composites Center in Utah, which already makes composite stringers and frames for the Airbus A350 XWB, has begun making composite frames for Boeing's 787-9 center and aft fuselage sections.

Report: Carbon fiber will be mainstreamed in automotive by 2025
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Lux Research says research and development trends in materials and processing indicate that carbon fiber composites will be poised to gain widespread adoption for automotive lightweighting by 2025.

Flaris Lar 1 jet getting closer to first flight
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

The composites-intensive FLARIS LAR 1, manufactured by Poland-based Metal-Master, is completing ground tests and will soon take its first flight.

Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, Feb. 24, 2015
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Aerospace-related job opportunities at GE Aviation, Exelis, CEO Inc. and Hexcel.

First 3D printed skiboot uses carbon fiber, wins ISPO award
News Item Published: 2/23/2015

Windform SP milled carbon fiber polyamide used with laser sintering actualizes patented idea for three different insoles creating better grip and less injuries.

Novator sells more equipment to Boeing SC, establishes repair center in WA
News Item Published: 2/22/2015

Sales increase for Swedish supplier of portable orbital drills for drilling titanium into composites as does its commitment to service.

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