Dale Brosius reflects on recent composites industry trends and how they are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Contributing Writer, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
The company is showcasing use of its composite materials in A-pillar automotive structures and electric vehicle charging applications at the VDI Congress PIAE virtual event in July.
The next flight test phase for the eFlyer 2 focuses on selecting the most effective propeller that meets lightweight and efficiency requirements.
Flight testing of the X-57 Maxwell will assess its electric cruise motors and composites-intensive, high-aspect ratio wings.
Obtained from EASA, the Type Certification furthers Pipistrel’s goal for sustainable and emissions-free aircraft.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, flight testing of the all-electric aircraft, Cora, resumes in the U.S. and New Zealand.
Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
Designed with composite materials, the eVTOL aircraft was a major milestone for urban air mobility.
The funding enables Boston Materials’ efforts to expand its Supercomp reinforcement product’s presence in the market.
Chained tubular storage tanks using semi-finished thermoplastic composite products offer flat designs aimed at easy integration into universal vehicle architectures.
Composite tooling specialist’s online portal, distributed manufacturing network and automated tool design helped optimize CFRP molding tools and timeline.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
The company expanded capacity for its resin materials tank farm to meet industry needs for its molding compounds and composite materials.
SIROPAN precursor aims for >20% increase in carbon fiber properties with increased control via RAFT polymerization, FLOW processing and novel metrology.
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld
The company will produce glass fiber-based cover plates to be used on battery enclosures for a future BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle model.
IDI Composites International is introducing a new sheet molding compound (SMC) for the electric vehicle market.
SGL Carbon is demonstrating its production capabilities for the automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors.
Bond-Laminates’ continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite has passed flammability tests for car interiors.
The battery packs, which feature composite enclosures, were completed in 7 months for the ETCR Touring Series.
The companies plan to form a 50/50 joint venture for development and large-scale production of fuel cells for heavy-duty vehicles.
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld
Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
IDI Composites International is introducing FLAMEVEX, a new family of fiber reinforcements and resins designed specifically for the manufacture of battery enclosure systems.
Components of the Toyota LQ will be made from a new kenaf fiber-reinforced polyurethane foam composite material.
The company’s recently completed Graphetron 50 facility in Russia has a production capacity of 50 metric tonnes per year.
Delivery of 10,000 composite tanks proves industrialization strategy of 20% lower weight, 50% lower cost components
New Toray development holds promise for advanced batteries, gas-separation technologies for fuel cells.