According to Dan Adams’ inside perspective, two elements determine whether a proposed test method for composite materials becomes an ASTM standard.
Developed for mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors, the material improves upon the cost, sustainability and versatility of conventional sandwich layup.
The flax fibers meet strength and stiffness requirements while reducing vibration, cost, enhancing safety and lowering its CO2 footprint by 75%.
The certificate issued by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) will enable routine trial flights in Québec, Canada.
California-based Airflow's eSTOL aircraft promises cost-effective, rapid delivery of cargo within a distance range of 50-200 miles.
German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.
TU Dresden and C3 – Carbon Concrete Composite demonstrator aims to reduce concrete material use by 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%; Hitexbau touts high-volume automated production for carbon fiber textile grids.
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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Gregg Balko, CEO of SAMPE since 2004, is retiring on July 1, 2020. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan talks to Gregg about his tenure at SAMPE, changes he led and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the trade show and conference business — including SAMPE’s.
Designed with composite materials, the eVTOL aircraft was a major milestone for urban air mobility.
The approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China enables commercial operation of the EHang 216 passenger-grade plane for cargo transport.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Rapid dispatch design uses LitePan composite structural insulated panels and LiteTex thermoplastic composite laminates.
The Furalkamines are a new form of Mannich base curing agents said to deliver significantly enhanced cure performance for epoxy resins.
Formula 1’s midfield teams are struggling to bridge the gap to their better resourced frontrunning counterparts. Could Industry 4.0 composites manufacturing automation level the playing field?
The growing role of carbon fiber in stock car racing.
SOS Smart Operating Shelter project offers fast-build mobile healthcare structures using natural fiber/biopolymer sandwich panels.
From design and simulation to inline inspection, induction welding, continuous compression molding and recycled carbon fiber, this lab to support industry is advancing composites in aerospace, automotive, construction and more.
Under the new standards, the projected overall industry average required fuel economy in MYs 2021-2026 is 40.4 miles per gallon, compared to 46.7 mpg in MY 2025 under the 2012 standards.
Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine.
Huntsman Advanced Materials is showcasing applications of its resin systems for the automotive, aerospace, wind energy markets.
Boeing says Embraer failed to meet certain conditions required for the joint venture the two companies sought to create. Embraer says Boeing has manufactured false claims as a pretext to avoid the cost of its commitment to the deal.
The company’s modular infusion manifold automates the infusion process to simplify manufacture of large composite structures.
Companies will develop or operate air vehicles and airspace management services to support larger goals in urban air mobility.
SAERTEX supplies textile reinforcement materials and carbon fiber noncrimp fabrics, with which Bombardier produces wingskins for the Airbus A220 aircraft at its Belfast facility.
The Teijin Group will develop high-performance materials and products for the team’s all-electric Formula E racecars.
Hengshen Co. and the Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) will collaborate on development of specialized components for the C919 tail optimization project.
Recently announced composites events news includes new events and speaker abstract deadlines from the ACMA, AIMPLAS, KRÜSS, Polynt-Reichhold and SPE.