Carbon fiber nanotubes, once the province of the lab bench, is moving into the composites production environment, providing additional strength and electrical conductivity properties in high-performance applications.
A $3 million Ohio Third Frontier award to the University of Dayton Research Institute will fund the scale-up and production of a new carbon nanomaterial that will allow composites to “multitask.”
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Israel-based SP Nano has synthesized a protein that allows for the integration of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on dry fiber or in a resin matrix system.CNTs for custom color retention CompositesWorld
OCSiAl (Columbus, OH, US and Sunnyvale, CA, US) introduced at CAMX its Conductive Color Composite Technology.Angstron Materials to ramp up graphene production CompositesWorld
The company also plans to license its graphene production processes to select partners worldwide.Multifunctional composites: past, present and future CompositesWorld
Dr. Les Lee at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Dr. James Thomas at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory give insights into the history of multifunctional composites, the drivers for their development and where they are headed.Aerocomposites: The move to multifunctionality CompositesWorld
Designers envision aircraft components that do more than bear structural loads, but must first confront great complexities to actualize greater functional efficiency.