Izumi International, Inc. (Greenville, SC, US) has provided cutting-edge winders, creels, warp and weft feeding and tensioning devices since 1977 for carbon fiber and other critical high-performance fibers in the U.S and Europe. The company also exports textile machinery parts produced by American companies to Japan and Southeast Asia. At the CAMX show, Izumi will showcase its specialty machinery for the textile industry, and offer customers technology consulting in the area of fiber handling. On display will be linear motion systems and rodless air cylinders.
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When humans do finally travel to Mars, they will have to be well protected from a less-than-hospitable environment. The suit designed to do the job is already in development at NASA, and it relies heavily on composites.