Quantum Composites (Bay City, Mich., USA), a business unit of The Composites Group, has introduced its first hybrid carbon fiber/glass fiber material, reportedly a cost-effective, lightweight and high-strength alternative for traditional fiberglass and metal applications in the automotive, heavy truck, medical, sporting goods and industrial markets. The hybrid material, AMC-8590-12CFH, is a Quantum Advanced Molding Compound (AMC) that is said to offer the performance benefits of carbon fiber at a cost similar to high-performance fiberglass. It is suitable for fast-cure compression molding to form complex parts in high-volume production. AMC-8590-12CFH is part of Quantum’s AMC-8500 Engineered Structural Composite (ESC) series. Quantum’s ESC materials are available in a range of product offerings, including carbon or glass reinforcement in epoxy, vinyl ester and polyester, phenolic, BMI and polyimide resin matrices.
Editor PickShell awards Airborne contract for deepwater subsea TCP jumper spool qualification
The qualification program will be performed at the Airborne Oil & Gas manufacturing facility in IJmuiden, The Netherlands and will be completed by summer 2017.