TenCate signs Northern Composites to rep new line of tooling prepregs
Northern Composites will serve as an eastern U.S. representative for TenCate regarding 3M's tooling prepregs and materials.
SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.
Report on SAMPE Europe's SEICO conference
As always, an interesting slate of presenters discussed innovative uses of composites and their march toward industrialization.
JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.
Aachen University center will focus on production of lightweight structures
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Aachen, Germany, will research materials and processes for high-volume manufacturing serving the oil and gas, water, infrastructure, construction and automotive end markets.
Owens Corning, BASF and TenCate announce strategic alliance
The three companies are collaborating on solutions in thermoplastic composites for automotive mass production.
TenCate's acquisition of Amber Composites a sensible surprise
TenCate, known for years as a thermoplastics specialist, is signaling more and more that it wants to move into new markets with new materials.
TenCate acquires U.K.-based Amber Composites
TenCate, which is known for its expertise in thermoplastic composite materials, has acquired thermoset, tooling and prepreg specialist Amber Composites, extending TenCate's presence in Europe.
TenCate, BASF strike automotive thermoplastic composites alliance
The two multinational companies will cooperate to develop, manufacture and commercialize thermoplastic composite materials for high-volume automobile production.
Boeing, TenCate, Fokker open new thermoplastic composites lab
The ThermoPlastic Composite Research Centre (TPRC) in Enschede, The Netherlands, will evaluate potential for the manufacture of thermoplastic structures for use in aerospace, sports and recreation, and medical applications.
TenCate Advanced Composites joins British composites center
Thermoplastics specialist TenCate Advanced Composites is joining the National Composites Centre in the U.K. as a tier 2 member.
DTC joins Dutch thermoplastic composites research center
Thermoplastics composites manufacturer DTC has joined the ThermoPlastic composites Research Center (TPRC) in The Netherlands. DTC joins Boeing, TenCate, Stork Fokker, the University of Twente and other suppliers.
Embraer opens Florida bizjet assembly plant, may produce UAVs
Feb. 21 marked the opening of Sao Paulo, Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer’s first U.S. manufacturing facility, at Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Fla.
TenCate to use Toray carbon fiber in manufacture of thermoplastic prepregs
TenCate will use Toray carbon fiber to manufacture thermoplastic prepregs for current aerospace applications and emerging automotive applications.
Thermoplastic composites: Primary structure?
Yes, advanced forms are in development, but has the technology progressed enough to make the business case?
TPCs on the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350
Although The Boeing Co.’s (Seattle, Wash.) 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus (Toulouse, France) A350 XWB have earned much press as showcases for thermoset composites in aircraft structure, both programs also have advanced the use of thermoplastic composites.
Marquez innovates aircraft TPCs
Marquez (Montréal, Québec, Canada) supplies TPC ducting for The Boeing Co.’s 787 Personal System Unit (PSU), and the TPC structural window bezel used on all Bombardier (Montréal, Canada) Global Express business aircraft.
Thermoformable thermoplastic composites
Thermoplastic composites that can be shaped into finished parts via thermoforming are proliferating as the thermoforming process gains traction, particularly in aerospace manufacturing. The following short article and chart provide some guidance in terms of sourcing.
Aerospace-grade compression molding
Continuous Compression Molding process produces structures 30 percent lighter than aluminum at costs that have both Airbus and Boeing sold.
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.
Third Gulfstream G650 joins test fleet in quest of type certification in 2011
Aircraft incorporates first-ever carbon/PPS rudder and elevators.
JEC Composites Show 2010 Highlights
Despite the volcanic ash that clouded air travel, an eruption of new technology and new business did much to dispel the clouds of economic recession.
Gulfstream 650 tail rudder features carbon fiber/PPS
The Gulfstream 650's rudder is the first external carbon/PPS primary aircraft structure to fly. Suppliers are Ticona, TenCate, Fokker and KVE Composites Group.
Thermoplastic tubulars: Robust flexibility for offshore wells
In the oil and gas industry, a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) system from
Airborne Composite Tubulars (The Hague, The Netherlands) is providing a less-expensive alternative to the traditional “rig” for flushing subsea wellhead stacks and injecting glycol under pressure.
Aircraft industry partners envision thermoplastic composites research centre
The facility, called the Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC), will be located at the University of Twente in The Netherlands
JEC Composites 2009 showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.
Thermoplastic composites: Inside story
Reinforced thermoplastics buy their way into structural aircraft interior components.
Low-cost methods realize high-concept Superbus
Multifunctional mass-transport vehicle concept takes shape via resin-infused carbon/epoxy and vacuum-formed glass-reinforced thermoplastic sandwich construction.
Wind Blade Manufacturing, Part II: Are thermoplastic composites the future?
In a market dominated by thermoset composites, some wind turbine blade manufacturers are actively pursuing new composite blade designs featuring faster-processing reinforced thermoplastics.
TenCate Acquires YLA and CCS Composites - 4/1/2008
TenCate Advanced Composites USA Inc. (Morgan Hill, Calif.), a subsidiary of Royal TenCate (Nijverdal, The Netherlands), signed a definitive stock purchase agreement to buy all the shares of YLA Advanced Composite Materials Inc. and CCS Composites Inc. from Perstorp Holdings AB (Perstorp, Sweden). The deal is subject
Focus on Design: Solar-powered composite car designed to win
Three for three in Australias famed solar car race, university students from The Netherlands take this redesigned <420-lb carbon composite vehicle Down Under for number four.