COMPOSITES NEWS

LMAT software reduces complex aerospace mold tool lead time

8/7/2020

By incorporating this mathematical modeling software, Kaman UK has reduced lead time by up to 30%.

UMaine develops collaborative floating offshore wind demo project

8/7/2020

The floating offshore wind demonstration project will reduce Maine’s overdependence on imported fossil fuels, produce more than $150 million in total economic output and create hundreds of jobs.

ELG Carbon Fibre, Aerocircular N.V. develop closed-loop recycling for EoL aircraft

8/7/2020

The initiative estimates that only one-tenth of the energy typically required when producing virgin carbon fiber will be used.

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.

National Composites completes Sunrise Fiberglass acquisition

8/6/2020

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

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.