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Could Notre-Dame rebuild include a carbon fiber spire?

With an international architecture competition underway and restoration efforts ramping up, what role could composites play in finding a solution for rebuilding one of the world’s most well-known cathedrals?

Industry News

Employment Opportunity: Senior Operations Manager, TenCate Performance Composites
TenCate Performance Composites, a part of Toray Group, is seeking a Senior Operations Manager to be based in Camarillo, Calif., U.S.

AWEA reports U.S. wind energy growth of 8 percent in 2018
The American Wind Energy Association also reports growth in wind energy jobs, revenues of more than $1 billion from wind energy and expected offshore wind growth.

Blue Origin to utilize historic NASA test stand for rocket engine testing
Under a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670, at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to support BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engine testing.

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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

April Issue
Composites use grows in agricultural equipment

Aerospace / ATL/AFP

Spar forming simplified
Adapting its Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) technology to build spars directly in female molds, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems anticipates dramatic drops in cycle time and manufacturing cost.

Automotive / Carbon Fiber

Multimaterial carbon fiber composite engine brace
The project’s aim was to produce a lighter, composite version of an aluminum Audi engine brace, with a more aesthetic molded shape.

Products

Michelman launches Hydrosize Carbon fiber sizing solutions
Hydrosize Carbon reportedly allows carbon fiber manufacturers to optimize the interfacial adhesion between the polymers and the fibers by tailoring the surface chemistry of the reinforcement fibers to the chemistry of the matrix resin.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö introduces HighFlow Marine glass and carbon fiber reinforcement fabrics
The HighFlow Marine product range consists of several unidirectional and biaxial reinforcement fabrics, with various infusion speeds for marine manufacturing.

NCL with VoluMill gets an add-on making bulk material removal more efficient
NCCS Corp. has developed an add-on module to NCL with VoluMill, its multi-axis machining software used in the aerospace, automotive and turbo-machinery industries, to enable high-speed bulk material removal.

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