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Low-profile, high-performance manufacturer

Whether you are aware of this company, or not, Advanced Composite Products & Technology Inc. (ACPT, Huntington Beach, CA, US) says it thrives on providing innovative and cost-efficient composite solutions. ACPT partners with composite material suppliers including Magnolia Advanced Materials (Atlanta, GA, US, http://magnolia-adv-mat.com ), a supplier of a diverse card of materials. Magnolia was an important supplier for a recent confidential project involving design and manufacture of a carbon fiber vehicle driveshaft.

Industry News

METYX adds warehouse space in Hungary
METYX Composites has increased its facilities for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.

LM Wind Power to supply wind turbine blades Goldwind 3-4 MW onshore platform
The agreement covers three variants and includes 66.9- and 69.0- m blade lengths.

TPAC and TPRC develop thermoplastic composites recycling process
Known as TPC-Cycle, the project targets production scrap by developing a recycling route for high-end and high volume markets.

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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

October Issue
By land air and sea: Composites transport satellites

Aerospace / CAD/CAM/FEA/Simulation

Composite container protects satellites — on the ground
Cored composites add the strength, smoothness and portability needed for a container built to ship satellites over air, land and water.

Automotive / Thermoplastics

Thermoplastic composites: Scenic view
First use of thermoplastic composite guide rails to replace aluminum brings many benefits to fixed-glass, roller-blind sunroof modules.

Products

BriskHeat launches new PID temperature control panel
The MPC2 Multi-Point Digital PID Temperature Control Panel is configurable for a variety of applications and requirements, features auto-tuning control, and works with a range of surface heating products.

Verisurf releases software update
The latest update of Verisurf’s  automated quality inspection software is said to improve efficiency and quality.

PES additive boosts resistance to fracture and micro-cracking in epoxy composites
Often used by the aerospace industry for prepreg and resin-transfer molded carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy, the additive is gaining ground in epoxy composites for automotive and other markets.

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