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Safran/Albany open new composites facility in Commercy, France
News Item Published: 11/25/2014

Safran, Albany International and the French government officially inaugurate the opening of the new plant, which will manufacture 3-D composite fan blades and cases for CFM's LEAP engine.

Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, Nov. 25, 2014
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

Aerospace-related job opportunities at CTL Aerospace, Aurora Flight Sciences, and Hexcel.

Famed U.K. shark house back on the market
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

The 25-ft fiberglass shark, protruding tail-first from the residence near Oxford, U.K., was installed in 1986 and has attracted and repulsed residents ever since.

North Technology to acquire Future Fibres
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

North Technology Group's subsidiary Southern Spars will acquire Valencia, Spain-based Future Fibres, a manufacturer of carbon fiber cables, masts, booms, spreaders and custom components.

Acell architectural project completed
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

Work to transform a tennis pavilion into a special event space has been completed in the U.K. Acell's composite panel products duplicated the look of Devon architecture at much lower cost.

Composite Cluster Singapore develops high-volume process for thermoplastic tapes
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

The concept, which centers on "freespace" manufacturing, builds on market-proven thermoplastic tape placement technology and integrates it with advanced robotics and laser technologies.

Web Industries expands composites formatting capabilities
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

Web Industries is expanding its Atlanta facility to include table-based automated prepreg cutting and ply kitting services for aerospace and defense applications.

OCSiAl looking for partnerships
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

The producer of very low-cost SWCNTs named TUBALL, OCSiAl is expanding its product reach and licensing production technology to partners.

U.S. DOD, Lockheed Martin finalize eighth F-35 LRIP
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

The eighth Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for 43 F-35 airframes is valued at $4.7 billion and reflects an average unit cost 3.5% lower than the LRIP 7 contract.

San Diego Composites expands. Again.
News Item Published: 11/24/2014

San Diego Composites has expanded for the fourth time in its 11 years in business, moving into a new 6,500-sq-m facility.

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