COMPOSITES NEWS

SAMPE 2021 abstract submission opportunity still open

10/22/2020

All are encouraged to submit an abstract for the spring 2021 conference and exhibition. Abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2020.

Victrex, Daher, attain next-gen thermoplastic aircraft panel milestone

10/22/2020

The developed panel is a 176-ply laminate, 32-millimeter-thick composite structure and uses Victrex AE 250 PAEK-based thermoplastic composites.   

Toray annual report anticipates subpar earnings until 2022

10/22/2020

Although Toray’s carbon fiber and composite materials segment showed growth in fiscal 2019, pandemic-driven headwinds in fiscal 2020 are steering the company toward wind, UAM and energy-related markets.

Embraer launches Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions

10/22/2020

Like EmbraerX, Eve is dedicated to accelerating the urban air mobility (UAM) market, including the progression and certification of the company’s eVTOL aircraft.

Firefly Aerospace announces new customer agreements, competed acceptance tests

10/22/2020

One step closer to launch, the Alpha launch vehicle passed Stage One acceptance testing. Spire Global and Geometric Space signed on as Alpha customers.

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

10/22/2020

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.

Airbus Albatross flapping wing achieves gate-to-gate demonstration

10/20/2020

AlbatrossONE demonstrator with 75% longer wing-tips vs. phase one proves freely flapping wing-tips can alleviate wing loads and avoid tip stall for improved aircraft performance.

Zortrax develops groundbreaking 3D Printing technology

10/20/2020

High-performance parts are made out of two blends of PEEK filament via dual extrusion on Endureal industrial 3D printer.

Altair acquires M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH

10/19/2020

Integration of M-Base’s leadership in plastics material data and technology will enable Altair to offer most comprehensive, high-fidelity plastics database on the market.

Dalian University participates in AnalySwift Academic Partner Program

10/19/2020

Dalian University of Technology uses Swiftcomp software to calculate the effective mechanical properties on morphing honeycomb and corrugated sandwich structures.

SpaceShip Two prepares for first spaceflight

10/19/2020

Virgin Galactic prepares its vehicles, pilots, team and facilities with rigorous pre-flight checks and objectives before the flight which will be carried out later this fall.

AOC acquires Czech Republic UPR manufacturing operations

10/19/2020

The acquisition enables AOC to significantly extend its manufacturing footprint, and further adds to the company’s global presence.

Employment Opportunity: Sales/Customer Service Manager, Renegade Materials Corp.

10/19/2020

Renegade Materials Corporation is looking for a Sales/Customer Service Manager to join its composite sales team in Springboro, Ohio.

CIMComp welcomes new industrial partner, PAC Group

10/16/2020

The Hub membership will enable PAC Group to develop solutions to support fundamental research activities, and adopt processes and technologies to benefit its customer base.

Hexagon Composites initiates Hexagon Purus spin-off and private placement

10/16/2020

Hexagon considers the intended separation as an important step for strengthening both Hexagon’s g-mobility and e-mobility (Hexagon Purus) businesses.