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Abaris announces composites training discount opportunity

Abaris’ 2020 Fall-Winter discount plan help students and organizations take advantage of training opportunities until the end of March 2021. 

People in Composites: September 2020

CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry this month includes Vestas, HRC Group, Toray Advanced Composites and more.

Automotive

Toray expands high-performance composite tooling supply in U.S.

The Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs will be fully stocked in the central U.S. enhancing the speed of supply and regional availability. Products are available as of Sept. 22, 2020.

Aerospace

Applied Composites acquires Alliance Spacesystems

Alliance, a provider of high-performance composite structures and assemblies will improve Applied Composites’ vertically-integrated composites platform.

Mar-Bal celebrates 50th anniversary

In addition to fifty years in the composites industry, the company celebrates its growth trajectory in BMC thermoset composites.

Automotive

Strategic acquisitions, composites portfolio expansion transform Teijin

Expansion of its high-performance materials product portfolio, and strategic acquisitions follow the company’s goal to adapt to changing industries and to turn the company into a Tier 1 supplier for the automotive market.

Aerospace

Embraer makes 4.5% adjustment to global workforce structure

The measure stems from the impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the company’s partnership with Boeing in late April.

Construction

Scott Bader, Structural Science Composites partner for resin supply

The five-year partnership will enable SSC to grow its business and manufacture composite covers and frames.

Aerospace

Composite Factory receives PRI Registrar accreditation

The PRI Registrar recognizes Composite Factory for its commitment to continual improvement in its management system and quality excellence.  

Aerospace

HRC invests in new serial production center in China

Developed for the manufacturing of advanced aeronautic composite parts, the production center will be equipped with technologies for both thermosetting- and thermoplastic-based composites.

Saertex expands production sites for composite materials

The company’s fifteenth production site located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, will meet the growing demand for composites materials in the Americas.

People in Composites: August 2020

CW’s monthly roundup of changing leadership in the composites industry includes Gurit, TPI, Tooling Tech Group, Wisk and more.

Aerospace

FACC receives 2019 Diamond Supplier certification from Bombardier

Bombardier awarded the certificate for the development and production of the wing-to-body fairings for its Global 7500 and Challenger 350 programs.

Consumer

Argo MRT, Advanced Composites Training announce joint collaboration

The collaboration will offer hands-on training curriculum opportunities and develop new opportunities for supporting aircraft structural repairs.

Wind/Energy

TPI Composites announces second quarter 2020 earnings results

Returning to pre-COVID capacity levels, the company has extended two supply agreements and added production lines, adding approximately $800 million of potential contract value.

401 Tech Bridge completes $6 million funding round

The U.S. Economic Development Administration grant will help support construction of an Advanced Materials and Technology Center in Portsmouth. 

Aerospace

U.S. Department of the Air Force-Boeing X-37B team recognized for aerospace excellence

The team received the Robert J. Collier Trophy for advancing the performance, efficiency and safety of air and space vehicles.

Kaman Composites Vermont announces contract with major engine OEM

Composite components will be industrialized and manufactured at Kaman’s Vermont facility, serving as a challenge to meet the customer’s high-quality expectations.

Additive Manufacturing

Cincinnati Inc., Multiax America partner for 3D printing turnkey

The turnkey solution is said to enable both companies to expand their customer bases, and provide needed additive production systems solutions.

Aerospace

Triumph Group sells composites operations

The company transferred over its aerospace structures composites locations over to Arlington Capital Partners.

National Composites completes Sunrise Fiberglass acquisition

The third completed acquisition was part of the company’s long-term plan for growth opportunities in the composite marketplace.

Axiom Materials expands CMC product portfolio under technology license

Axiom’s expansion into c/SiC and SiC/SiC composite intermediates is licensed under the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), NITE and more.

Additive Manufacturing

Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

The collaboration leverages additive manufacturing to accelerate development of automotive structural thermoplastic products.

Defense

Quickstep Technology selects JETCAM and CrossTrack for nesting and material tracking

In its final stages of JETCAM testing, Quickstep maintains its future expansion plans for Industry 4.0 functionality and a paperless factory.