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Published: 10/27/2014

Small Beginnings seeks composites input for tooling development effort
USA-based composites research and development firm Small Beginnings is surveying composites professionals regarding tooling material technology application.

Published: 9/23/2014

AIP Aerospace launches Ascent Aerospace
Tooling specialist AIP Aerospace is launching Ascent Aerospace, which will consist of Ascent Tooling Group and Ascent Integration & Automation Group.

Published: 8/18/2014

Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries add machining capabilities for large molds
Coast Composites and Odyssey Industries each have recently acquired a Parpas America high-velocity 5-axis milling machine for aerospace mold manufacturing.

Published: 7/1/2014

RocTool, Ju Teng sign two new production licenses
Hong Kong-based Ju Teng will use RocTool's rapid molding composites manufacturing technology in the production of touch tablet and laptop/notebook computer components.

Published: 5/12/2014

OBO-Werke acquires Huntsman's European tooling board, paste business
Germany-based tooling materials specialist OBO-Werke is acquiring production assets and licenses to produce and sell Huntsman Advanced Materials' Renshape and Renpaste products in Europe.

Published: 4/14/2014

IHI to make aero engine parts with Surface Generation technology
Japan-based IHI Corp. will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications (PtFS) tooling process to create carbon fiber/thermoplastic composite jet engine parts.

Published: 3/25/2014

Webinar reviews epoxy-urethane foam for soft tools and molds
CompositesWorld and General Plastics will offer an April 10 webinar on high-temp, high-density epoxy-urethane foam for soft tools and molds.

Published: 1/27/2014

WMG adopts Surface Generation technology for automotive development
WMG, a firm based at the University of Warwick in the U.K., will use Surface Generation's Production to Functional Specifications process to develop manufacturing techniques for carbon fiber composite vehicle body architectures.

Published: 11/25/2013

Spirit, Spintech partner to develop reconfigurable tooling
Spirit AeroSystems is working with Spintech Ventures to develop reformable, reusable mandrels to form complex, highly integrated composite structures with features not possible with traditional tools.

Published: 11/11/2013

Amber Composites celebrates 25 years, rebrands tooling prepreg line
TenCate Advanced Composites, which acquired Amber this year, is rebranding the tooling prepreg as AmberTool.