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Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Aiming to increase the cost-weight viability of carbon fiber-reinforced composite structural components in railway vehicles, a prototype rail bogie prominently features recycled carbon fiber.

Industry News

Carbon fiber composite rail bogie unveiled The CAFIBO rail bogie is constructed from recycled and surplus carbon fiber and was developed by ELG Carbon Fibre and partners.

SGL Carbon produces composite leaf springs for Ford Transit The glass fiber composite, longitudinal leaf springs are said to weigh 50% less than conventional steel springs.

Zund America opens new North American headquarters The digital cutting systems specialist’s new 60,000-square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wis., U.S. includes expanded space for training and demonstrations.

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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.

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December Issue
3D winding enables seating concept

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Additive Manufacturing / Automotive

3D filament winding enables vehicle seating concept

Multi-company collaboration uses xFK in 3D and additive manufacturing to develop an ultra-lightweight seat for hypercars and future mobility platforms.

Products

Fixed-gantry options for large-scale additive manufacturing Thermwood’s LSAM MT, the latest model of is large-scale additive manufacturing machine, features a single fixed gantry mounted over a moving table.

Graphene-enhanced prepreg launched for lightning strike protection Haydale's range of graphene-enhanced prepreg materials utilize functionalized nanomaterials to improve the electrical conductivity in aerospace applications.

Solid carbide drill designed for aerospace composites Sandvik Coromant’s CoroDrill 863 solid carbide drill with -O geometry has been designed to improve drilling consistency and performance on composite aerospace workpieces.

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