INDUSTRY NEWS

12/13/2019

LeMond Carbon audits rapid-oxidation carbon fiber technology

A Bureau Veritas audit of LeMond Carbon’s carbon fiber, made with a novel rapid-oxidation technology, shows mechanical properties comparable to Toray T300 fiber.


12/13/2019

First E175-E2 jet completes maiden flight

The first of three prototypes on its way to certification, the composites-intensive Embraer E-175-E2 jet completed its first flight on Dec. 12.


12/13/2019

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Aerion Supersonic business jet

GKN Aerospace will design and develop the empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems for the AS2.


12/13/2019

TRB Lightweight Structures to open U.S. manufacturing facility

The facility in Richmond, Ky. will focus on high-volume production of automotive components using TRB’s robotics-assisted press-forming process.


12/13/2019

Kaman Composites expands medical customer base

Kaman Composites will supply composite assemblies for Carestream Health’s line of digital radiography products.


12/11/2019

Carbon fiber composite rail bogie unveiled

The CAFIBO rail bogie is constructed from recycled and surplus carbon fiber and was developed by ELG Carbon Fibre and partners.


12/11/2019

SGL Carbon produces composite leaf springs for Ford Transit

The glass fiber composite, longitudinal leaf springs are said to weigh 50% less than conventional steel springs.


12/11/2019

Zund America opens new North American headquarters

The digital cutting systems specialist’s new 60,000-square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wis., U.S. includes expanded space for training and demonstrations.


12/11/2019

ATL Composites contributes to carbon fiber composite powerboat hull

Whiskey Alpha eight five is a recently introduced powerboat featuring a carbon fiber composite hull, developed for low weight and high speed.


12/11/2019

Webinar to discuss 2020 automotive market

Chief economist Michael Guckes and Gary Vasilash, editor of sister publication Automotive Design & Production, will host a webinar on Dec. 17.