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Shape Machining unveils carbon fiber suspension links

 

Shape Machining Ltd. (Oxfordshire, U.K.), says it has designed, manufactured and successfully tested a carbon fibre suspension link for a high-end automotive OEM.

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Keeping things moving with FRP

 

Over the past year, composite materials have received increased consideration for infrastructure projects. New legislative efforts such as the IMAGINE Act (Innovative Materials in American Grid and Infrastructure Newly Expanded) are helping to increase awareness of the potential life cycle cost savings composite materials can provide for infrastructure projects. New bridge projects continue to provide examples of how composites and advanced materials can help rebuild crumbling infrastructure and build new lightweight corrosion-resistant, sustainable structures that can stand the test of time and the elements. Two recent projects using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decking material from  Composite Advantage (Dayton, Ohio, U.S.) demonstrate the role composites can play in repairing and building bridges.

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On the road with CompositesWorld

September and October have been a couple of travel-filled months for the CW team. The largest composites industry event, CAMX, was held in late September and we also attended the SPE ACCE automotive composites conference as well as some facility tours and site visits (which will be featured soon in upcoming issues of CompositesWorld magazine). In the meantime, here are a few trade show highlights including CW Senior Editor Scott Francis’ video recap from CAMX.

 

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