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Composite Advantage's FRP panels used in two new bridge renovations

The company announced the completion of two new FRP bridge projects employing the its FiberSPAN FRP composite deck material.

Industry News

GKN Fokker to implement automated kitting solution from Airborne
The automated kitting solution is said to reduce costs by saving man-hours and material scrap, and it enabling a flexible and digital workflow.

Ashland to sell Composites business and German BDO manufacturing facility to INEOS
The transaction is expected to close prior to the end of the June 2019 quarter.

ELG Carbon Fibre receives ISO 14001:2015 accreditation

The company has also compiled a legal register including an environmental policy highlighting its sustainability objectives.

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Knowledge Centers

Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP)
CGTech helps demystify the process of programming automated composite machinery by introducing the key components of machine independent off-line programming software.

Closed Molding
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance provide you with the latest information about closed mold technologies and the advantages, techniques and opportunities that the closed mold process has over open molding.

CompositesWorld Magazine

November Issue
Pushing to New Levels: CFRP Components in Electric Vehicles

Automotive

The long view for composites in long-haul trucks
Composite components on heavy trucks and trailers continue to grow, both in volume and in kind, but they won’t be carrying structural loads until the mid-2020s.

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Filament winding, reinvented

Robots and digital technology deliver speed plus larger, more complex parts,
while generative 3D winding obviates mandrels and waste for automotive applications.

Products

Siemens announces additive manufacturing software tool to improve 3D printing accuracy
An Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Simulation tool for predicting distortion during 3D printing will be launched with January 2019 NX and Simcenter 3D software updates.

Owens Corning and Thought3D collaborate on adhesive for composite 3D printing filament
Magigoo PP-GF aids in the first layer adhesion for challenging prints using XSTRAND GF30-PP.

Airtech launches new carbon fiber prepregs
The company’s LTC3 prepregs are said to offer a low temperature cure and high temperature use after post cure, and allow the use of lower cost master model materials.

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