UNAQ and RHEM Composites help produce body of third prototype for Oaxaca Aerospace’s Pegasus P-400T.
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Toray will provide carbon fiber directly to Lilium during development of the Lilium Jet eVTOL craft, and then to suppliers during prototyping and production. Includes video of Lilium Jet test flight.
The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
The new woven prepregs are offered with polypropylene or polyamide resin matrices in sheets up to 1.2 by 1.2 meters.
The substitution, enabling Setforge’s serial production of CFRP components, will be aided by 9T Lab’s Red Series technology.
Applicable for extrusion and injection molding, the line enables all post-consumer LDPE, HDPE, PP or PS fractions to be processed into recompounds.
The next flight test phase for the eFlyer 2 focuses on selecting the most effective propeller that meets lightweight and efficiency requirements.
At Spirit AeroSystem’s Prestwick facility in Scotland, a glimpse of the future of aerocomposites manufacturing in a resin transfer molding line for A320 spoilers.
Stamping-type process designed to cut waste and manufacturing emissions
The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.
The RECONTRANS project adapts Arkema’s Elium thermoplastic resin for car, truck and rail applications.
Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
Siemens Gamesa, Composites for Europe, SPE, Lockheed Martin and more announce management changes.
This is an online sidebar for the July 2020 article, “Composites 4.0: Digital transformation, adaptive production, new paradigms”. When I first discussed these concepts in 2016, they were still somewhat nascent in composites.
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Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
Nabrawind expects commercial manufacturing of its modular blade to begin by 2021 for a top five wind turbine OEM.
SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Gala has been rescheduled for Nov. 10, 2021, after deeming physical distancing impractical for the event.
Deloitte spells out what carmakers must do to excel
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.
According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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The 1,500-MW Hollandse Kust Zuid wind farm will power 2 million-3 million Dutch homes and is part of a larger industry trend toward renewables and away from fossil fuels.
Canada-based Imagine Fiberglass’ IsoBooth station is designed to eliminate the need for PPE by healthcare workers testing patients for COVID-19.
The non-destructive, non-intrusive corrosion barrier evaluation process increases worker safety and extends the service-life of industrial infrastructure.
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.
Following the coronavirus pandemic, flight testing of the all-electric aircraft, Cora, resumes in the U.S. and New Zealand.
Pre-COVID initiatives being accelerated, it seems