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Published: 2/21/2020

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project
Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.

Published: 2/21/2020

AMRC, NCC, Dowty Propellers to develop lightweight composite propeller blades
The collaborators aim to create innovative designs and manufacturing processes for braided aircraft propeller blades.

Published: 2/19/2020

FAURECIA to supply hydrogen storage systems for 1,600 Hyundai heavy-duty trucks
Delivery of 10,000 composite tanks proves industrialization strategy of 20% lower weight, 50% lower cost components

Published: 2/18/2020

Montefibre Carbon receives €11.5 million in new funding to develop aerospace-grade carbon fiber
The Spain-based company is investing in production of a PAN precursor for conversion to carbon fiber with semi-aerospace quality, and building of a flexible carbonization line. 

Published: 2/18/2020

SAERTEX extends carbon fiber contract with Bombardier
SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.

Published: 2/18/2020

Carbon fiber cryotank research receives $3 million funding boost
A consortium of industry and academic partners receives support from the Australian government for design and manufacture of lightweight rocket fuel tanks.

Published: 2/14/2020

Mikrosam to supply ATP machine for UD-CCM research
Initial University of Delaware studies conducted with the automated tape placement (ATP) machine will evaluate placement of thin ply materials to support current projects with NASA.

Published: 2/14/2020

2020 Ford GT supercar upgrades include carbon fiber limited edition
The 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon edition includes a clearcoat to emphasize the weave on the GT’s carbon fiber body.

Published: 2/13/2020

"Green" carbon fiber: Renewable energy powers fiber production
Zoltek is first in the industry to use “green” electricity to produce a portion of its heavy-tow carbon fiber.

Published: 2/13/2020

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder
High-speed, tailored preforms are used with Solvay double diaphragm forming (DDF) and compression molding to produce cost-effective, medium-volume auto and aero parts.