Germany-based Blackwave GmbH’s bicycle brake lever saves 35% of the weight for a comparable aluminum part.
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CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.
Durable, strong and resistant to corrosion, the thermoplastic-based lattice material is suitable for use in Oldcastle Infrastructure’s polymer concrete and sheet molding compound (SMC) composite products.
Chosen for SMC’s range of benefits, Creative Composites has currently manufactured SMC front fenders and doors, designed to offer longevity, flexibility and robustness against everyday dents and knocks.
A range of SMC components are being manufactured, from under hood to underbody and Class A components, and will provide the new luxury SUV with reduced part complexity and weight.
The addition of carbon fiber sheet molding compound supply to the U.K. composite market will add further value to Toray customers.
U.K. consortium partners’ ACRIM II project aims to develop a low-cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel for electric vehicle applications.
Innovative composite materials trim mass, costs and noise on the high-volume mid-engine sports car.
The 1,200-ton sheet molding compound (SMC) press was assembled and commissioned in four weeks.
With a focus on promotion and education of BMC and SMC across Europe, the association is looking toward its 2022 event.
Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco series, used for production of Creative Composite’s SMC Class A body panels for automotive applications, enables higher productivity and larger component sizes.
Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.
Maxiquim’s recent study notes that the transportation and electric sectors are responsible for $560 million in revenue.
Eighth-generation vehicle sports more composites, and features parts produced using unique materials and processes.
IDI Composites International is introducing a new sheet molding compound (SMC) for the electric vehicle market.
Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
IDI Composites International is introducing FLAMEVEX, a new family of fiber reinforcements and resins designed specifically for the manufacture of battery enclosure systems.
Dan Hart, president and CEO of Virgin Orbit, will be a featured speaker. CW readers qualify for a discounted registration.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 1
In part 1 of a two-month column, IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on the organization’s efforts to reduce the embodied energy of composites.
Presidium USA is introducing to the composites manufacturing market the RevoTherm line of resin systems that offer low viscosity, fast cure and high strength in finished parts.
Enabling a circular economy approach to advanced composites innovation, manufacturing and use, Part 2
IACMI chief technology officer Uday Vaidya reflects on IACMI’s role in improving composites’ recyclability and reusability.
Researchers and partner companies aim to standardize the provision of engineering data for long fiber-reinforced sheet molding compounds (SMC).
JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
The branch in Wuppertal, Germany will serve as Teijin’s European base for next-generation automotive component concept, design, prototyping and evaluation.
Evonik’s epoxy hardener for use in SMCs for automotive applications won IALTA’s 2019 Automotive Lightweight Green Technology Award.
Since its start in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) has come a long way in its mission of advancing composites innovation. CTO Uday Vaidya reflects on the past five years.