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Polygon PolySlide composite tubing replaces metal for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders

By: Hannah Mason

The filament-wound glass fiber composite tubing exhibits high strength, dimensional stability and resistance to corrosion.

News

LM Wind Power to close Little Rock wind blade plant

By: Ginger Gardiner

Production to consolidate in North Dakota facility as industry moves toward bigger blades.
#gerenewable #windblades

News

Cevotec upgrades SAMBA Fiber Patch Placement cells for production of large aerostructures

By: Ginger Gardiner

New features enable increased efficiency for curved structures using biaxial and quasi-isotropic laminates.
#layup #weaving

News

Bucci Composites in Italy restarts operations

By: Jeff Sloan

After a three-week shutdown caused by coronavirus outbreak in Italy, this composites fabricator returns to work (carefully).

News

U.S. wind power added 9.1 GW in 2019

By: Jeff Sloan

Total U.S. operating wind power capacity is now more than 105 GW, enough to power more than 32 million homes. 
#windblades

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Composite 3D printing allows damage detection in aerospace and construction

By: Ginger Gardiner

Using Anisoprint 3D printers, a materials research center in the Netherlands has developed 3D-printed composite parts with self-sensing functionality.
#medical #infrastructure

News

U.S. Department of Labor issues alert to help keep manufacturing workers safe during coronavirus pandemic

By: Hannah Mason

OSHA-recommended safety measures for manufacturing employers include flexible work hours, social distancing and personal hygiene.
#workforcedevelopment #education

News

Boeing to resume commercial airplanes production in Puget Sound

By: Hannah Mason

After temporary suspension due to COVID-19, Boeing plans to resume Washington state production facilities in a phased approach starting April 20.
#787 #boeing

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Bercella, Beamit partner to research composite aerospace, defense applications

By: Hannah Mason

The Italy-based companies plan to focus on novel joining methods between additively manufactured and CFRP parts.

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Welded thermoplastic composite keel beam demonstrator achieved

By: Ginger Gardiner

EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.
#trends #education #airbus

News

Solvay, Honda sign exclusive supply agreement for business jet programs

By: Hannah Mason

Solvay will supply prepreg and lightning strike protection surfacing film for Honda aircraft business jet HA-420 and Elite programs through 2027.
#adhesives #honda

News

Arris Composites secures $48.5 million new funding to accelerate Additive Molding technology

By: Hannah Mason

The company plans to open facilities in the U.S. and Taiwan, and to use its composites manufacturing process to build consumer electronics.
#electronics