According to BTG Labs, common surface treatment methods like abrasion and plasma treatment work best for different materials.
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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.
Toray will suspend operations in Spartanburg, S.C., U.S., and reduce prepreg capacity in Tacoma, Wash., U.S.
Designed with composite materials, the eVTOL aircraft was a major milestone for urban air mobility.
The rotor blade boasts CFRP-GFRP spar caps, a 128-meter rotor diameter, an adjustable design and more.
Part of Formula One supplier Mulholland Group, U.K.-based Mulholland Automotive has designed its own carbon fiber-intensive sportscar for light weight and aesthetics.
The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine 108-meter blades, a lightweight nacelle and more.
Recent graduates share experiences gained from collegiate automotive design, engineering and motorsport competition Formula SAE.
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France-based VoltAero will offer its Cassio hybrid-electric aircraft in three versions, starting with the Cassio 330. Flight testing has begun and first deliveries are expected by the end of 2022.
UAE-based aerostructures manufacturer Strata Manufacturing prides itself on providing opportunities for its multinational, female-dominant workforce.
The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.
The first of three prototypes, the Loyal Wingman’s artificial intelligence application and its use of composites soars above the milestone set for unmanned aircraft.
Guillaume Faury says recovery of commercial passenger air travel is coming, and he wants to position Airbus to be ready to serve when that day arrives.
Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC
The 72 CFRP hangers on the 127-meter-long railway bridge met installation, mass and sustainability goals.
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This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.
4M Carbon Fiber, working with textile-grade polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor producer Dralon GbmH, has used its plasma oxidation technology to manufacture large-diameter carbon fiber.
Graphene (0.075 weight %) added to PAN precursor exhibited 225% increase in carbon fiber tensile strength and 184% increase in modulus.
Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
SIROPAN precursor aims for >20% increase in carbon fiber properties with increased control via RAFT polymerization, FLOW processing and novel metrology.
Polypropylene honeycomb cores from ThermHex are used by Brazilian OEM DPA Moldados to make the trunk floor of the Hyundai Creta ix25.
Video and discussion of how the sensor and software operate to boost composites productivity
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EURECAT and partner companies complete Clean Sky 2 KEELBEMAN project, demonstrating TRL3 primary structure technology for future aircraft.
Low-maintenance, corrosion-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer flotation structures solve infrastructure maintenance issues for a U.S. Navy base.
Type IV tanks will help provide 600-kilometer range and meet commercial vehicle requirements
Bluetooth sensors and AI track parts and tools, save time and suggest production line improvements.
Carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics add strength, reduce weight for Panasonic camera components.