The Plane in Spain
Site tours provide a rare glimpse into the Iberian Peninsula’s aerospace composites sector, with a special focus on Airbus’ activities at Illescas.
WINDPOWER 2011 Report
Wind energy advocates, turbine builders and their suppliers, policy makers, and a growing number of wind-involved composites professionals gather where it all began.
JEC Paris 2011 Review
This annual Paris trade event’s statistics signal an advanced composites resurgence.
JEC Composites Paris: 2011 Product Showcase
The news from this annual Parisian in-gathering of composites professionals is heavily weighted toward automotive lightweighting.
Highlights: WINDPOWER 2011, Anaheim, Calif.
The American Wind Energy Association's annual WINDPOWER exhibition and conference was held in Anaheim, Calif., May 22-26. Composites were a big part of the show's focus.
Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. (BMCI, West Chicago, Ill.) has transferred Hakan Unsal, late of BMCI’s German division, BMC Europe (BMCE), to BMC TetraDURTurkey, its new production facility in Istanbul, Turkey, where he will be the general manager ... Lectra (Paris, France) has appointed Adriana Vono Papavero to the position of managing director of Lectra South America.
2010 SAMPE Europe/JEC Paris Showcase
Record crowds and reignited technological development testified to the composite industry’s renewed health and the recent recession’s demise.
JEC Composites 2010 Product Showcase
Although clouds of volcanic ash shut down postshow air traffic, the traffic on the show floor helped dispel the clouds of economic recession.
Lectra, AB-Inventech sign wind energy agreement
The agreement will promote and ensure the implementation of comprehensive automated
composite-cutting solutions specifically designed for the wind energy and aerospace
People briefs -- HPC, July 2009
People news from Coast Composites, Lectra and Huntsman.
News briefs -- June 16, 2009
Ara Ashland names Mastergel Composites as distributor in southern Brazil; CCP, Interplastic raises prices $0.05/lb; ISU developing bio-plastics software; Jet Edge puts used equipment on its site; Lectra names Hervé Claverie as director of projects and strategic accounts; Scott Bader increases prices 4 to 6 percent; Sealant Equipment hires Ken Jacobs for marketing post; VISTAGY Inc. picks Joshua Fredberg as the company's first vice president of product management and marketing.
People Briefs — CT December 2008
Composites industry promotions and new hires.
Design software for fabrics-based products
Lectra has introduced DesignConcept TechTex software for product design and optimization.
News briefs -- Nov. 4, 2008
ACMA postpones conference to spring 2009; Eastman Machine Co. names GlobAbility Ltd. to rep products in U.K.; Excel Polymers LLC promotes Marcus A. Pignataro to president and general manager - Asia/Pacific; Lectra appoints Roy Shurling as president of Lectra North America; Northern Fiber Glass Sales Inc.'s Greensboro, N.C., facility attains ISO9001 and AS9120 quality certifications; Park Electrochemical Corp. names David R. Dahlquist as director of business development; TRFA announces 2009 officers; Inline Fiberglass Ltd. signs Indian joint venture with Zoom Developers.
Lectra opens Indian subsidiary, appoints new manager
Industrial cutting machine supplier Lectra (Marietta, Ga.) has announced the opening of a subsidiary in Bangalore India. The subsidiary aims to develop new sales opportunities and to strengthen proximity with Lectra’s clients. Lectra has been present in India for more than 10 years, represented by partner Magnum So
JEC COMPOSITES 2008 show review
Composites professionals converged on this annual Parisian gathering in greater numbers than ever before, confident that the market’s global growth will continue.
Formula 1 team accelerates design-to-track speed
Race car builder automates manual chassis design phase with unique FEA-to-CAD utility.
Lectra (Paris, France) has released a new version of its Optiplan cut-order planning and optimizing software. It’s designed to incorporate enterprise resource planning (ERP), plotting, CAD and CAM systems to accelerate planning, costing and cutting processes. When combined with a fabric management system, the
Inside Manufacturing: 45,000 Fan Ducts Per Year from RTM
Unique tooling technology optimizes closed molding process efficiency for volume production of industrial part.
JEC COMPOSITES 2007 Product Showcase - 7/1/2007
The annual Paris conclave showcases the global expansion of composites.
JEC Composites 2007 Product Showcase
This years Parisian exhibition provides key evidence of the composites industrys unprecedented breadth and technical sophistication.
JEC Composites 2006 Product Showcase - 7/1/2006
Advanced composites continue to lead the economic upswing in the composites industry.
Sky's The Limit For Composites-intensive UAVs
Market growth is being spurred primarily by post-9/11 combat actions, homeland security and natural disasters.
Thermoplastic Composites Gain Leading Edge On The A380
Breakthrough manufacturing process produces lightweight, affordable glass-reinforced PPS J-nose on the worlds largest commercial aircraft wing.
Lectra (Marietta, Ga.) has introduced ProSpinTechTexST, a single-ply cutter specially adapted to the production of samples and prototypes, using a wide variety of industrial fabrics. The modular system features new cutting technology and is compatible with a broad range of Lectra software solutions. According to the
SAMPE 2005 Product Showcase
SAMPE's U.S. Symposium and Exhibition highlights technological innovation and market expansion.
SAMPE Wrap Up And Product Showcase
Exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic spur optimism and spotlight innovative technology.
JEC Composites 2003 SAMPE Europe Conference Review
Paris is the debut stage for a galaxy of composites industry innovations.
Fixed table cutter
The multipurpose ProSpinTechTex cutter, manufactured by Lectra (Paris, France), cuts plain or patterned industrial textiles, requires minimal operator training, offers fast setup and represents a more economical alternative to mass-production cutting equipment for users that produce smaller quantities and prototypes