INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 3/7/2019

SFS Intec, TxV to redesign aircraft bracket using thermoplastic composites

Originally made from aluminum, the new bracket will be made of VICTREX AE 250 composites overmolded with VICTREX PEEK polymer.


PUBLISHED: 3/7/2019

Teijin develops multi-material, lightweight automotive side door module

The module is made from carbon fiber sheet molded compound (SMC), glass fiber SMC and unidirectional glass fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRP) to offer both high strength and low weight.


PUBLISHED: 3/6/2019

NETZSCH and Swinburne partner on Industry 4.0 composite Testlab

NETZSCH’s unique in-mold cure monitoring technology will be implemented in Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 carbon-fiber composite product Testlab.


PUBLISHED: 3/6/2019

GE partners with Clemson University to open new additive manufacturing lab

The lab is part of GE’s strategic partnership with Clemson University. It will be available for use by Clemson faculty, staff and students.


PUBLISHED: 3/5/2019

JEC World 2019: Exhibit previews

CompositesWorld offers a preview of some of the exhibits and products that will be featured at JEC World 2019, March 12-14 in Paris, France.


PUBLISHED: 3/5/2019

Researchers combine recycled carbon fiber with heat-treated wood for housing applications

Washington State University and the Composites Recycling Technology Center are creating building materials from heat-treated wood and recycled carbon fiber.


PUBLISHED: 3/4/2019

FRP composite piles chosen for bridge rehab at New Jersey seaside resort

Composite Advantage’s fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite pipe pilings will replace aging timber fenders on bridges at New Jersey’s Cape May resort.


PUBLISHED: 3/4/2019

PRF Composite Materials announces new unidirectional prepreg line

PRF’s new UD prepreg capability includes carbon materials from 80 to 600gsm, at standard widths of 300 mm and 600 mm.


PUBLISHED: 3/4/2019

Composites Europe to feature co-located trade fair and conference

Taking place Sept. 10-12, 2019, the new joint event combines Composites Europe and the International Composites Conference (ICC).


PUBLISHED: 3/4/2019

SpaceX crew capsule launches to space station

The Demo-1 flight test successfully launched SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard its Falcon 9 rocket, marking a first step toward the next NASA crewed space mission.


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