COMPOSITES NEWS

Gurit supports Indian Wind Energy industry with major investments

8/6/2020

The company is investing more than 20 million CHF to set up a core material kitting factory and production site for blade molds, core material extrusion operation and more.

GE, COBOD, LafargeHolcim enable taller wind turbines with 3D-printed concrete base

8/6/2020

3D-printed bases can be printed on-site and will enable production of wind turbines up to 200 meters in height.

GKN Aerospace Sweden joins feasibility studies for future fighter engine technology

8/6/2020

The participation furthers GKN Aerospace’s growth in the defense market and ensures Sweden’s increased air combat capabilities.

Axiom Materials expands CMC product portfolio under technology license

8/5/2020

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

Hexcel applies additive manufacturing to unmanned aerial vehicle systems

8/5/2020

Hexcel’s HexAM process produces stiff, lightweight and complex components  that are often too expensive or impossible to produce.

DNV GL issues provisional type certificate for GE Haliade-X

8/4/2020

Selected as the preferred wind turbine for 4.8 GW projects in the U.S. and U.K., the Haliade-X is considered the most powerful  in operation to date.

AZL Aachen webinar: Tape integration into injection molding

8/3/2020

AZL Aachen is hosting the third webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Tape Integration Into Injection Molded Parts,” on Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:00 am-6:20 am EDT (11:00 am-12:20 pm CET).  

MS-21 begins engine water protection tests

8/3/2020

The test is meant to confirm that water does not disrupt any of the MS-21’s existing systems, equipment or structural elements.

Mitsubishi Chemical plans to acquire European carbon fiber recycling companies

8/3/2020

Plans to acquire German companies CFK and carboNXT will further MCC’s recycling initiative in the carbon fiber composites industry.

Vestas wins 50 MW order for largest Vietnam intertidal wind project

8/3/2020

Vestas is supplying and supervising installation of 13 wind turbines made of composites, with the third quarter of 2021 the expected completion date.

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

8/3/2020

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.

Lehvoss NA, Forward Engineering NA collaborate on 3D printing

7/31/2020

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

Quickstep Technology selects JETCAM and CrossTrack for nesting and material tracking

7/31/2020

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

Proposed Fixatti acquisition reinforces Arkema thermobonding adhesives business

7/31/2020

The proposed acquisition would strengthen Arkema’s global offering of hotmelt adhesive solutions and target its goal to become a pure specialty materials player by 2024.

Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study

7/31/2020

Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.