Automated cutting of reinforcement materials is fast, accurate and reliable. It reduces labor costs and material waste and can substantially boost throughput.
DH Sutherland is introducing technologies for chemical application and the manufacture of protective armor.
The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters.
The sandwich panels comprise glass fiber/phenolic skins surrounding a Nomex honeycomb core.
Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.
Eliminates drilling holes with lap shear 60% higher than bolted joints and almost twice that of bonded joints.
NASA’s recently launched Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are supported by numerous composite materials and structures.
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Four new solid-carbide fiberglass routers have been launched for CNC or hand routers to handle everyday composite machining.
Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC
Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.
The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.
The new polyimide and basalt veils are part of TFP’s OPTIVEIL range and have been developed specifically to expand TFP’s selection of high-temperature materials.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
The closing is expected to be completed April 1.
Solvay, SGL Carbon, Teijin, Gurit, Composites UK and American Colors Inc. announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.
IS Groupe and Arkema patent ISW for high-strength UD welds, temperature control and 50% less energy.
Rhode Island Commerce director of business development John Riendeau discusses how the state’s legacy experience in boat building has translated into expertise in new markets within the composites industry.
Peter ter Horst has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2011, and will take over his new role April 1, 2020.
CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
Fast-processing composites that are strong yet tough, thermoformable, reformable, recyclable and even FST-compliant save cost in aircraft and rail equipment.
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The SAMBA Step L automated fiber placement system can place patches of material up to 50 times larger than previous FPP systems.
Although fuel-cell powered vehicles could still be in the automotive future, growth will be measured, and so will the market there for composite components. Composites for electric vehicle battery packs and hydrogen tanks for fuel cell vehicles will be the more immediate opportunity.
In the boatbuilding and marine markets, the increasing size and number of outboards per boat is driving the need for reduced weight in composite hulls and decks.
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Balancing performance with affordable production, this industry veteran continues to explore composites’ infinite possibilities.
In a recent study, functionalized graphene/nanofiber electrodes showed 2X modulus, strength and 5-10X multifunctional efficiency.