INDUSTRY NEWS

5/2/2019

New research collaboration to advance efforts to 3D print with wood products

The ORNL and UMaine research team will work with the forest products industry to produce new bio-based materials that will be conducive to 3D printing a variety of products.


5/2/2019

FACC receives “Best Performer” supplier award from Airbus

FACC has been a supplier for Airbus for more than 30 years, contributing advanced lightweight construction systems for multiple aircraft programs.


5/2/2019

TRB develops fire-resistant biocomposite door leaf

The carbon fiber-reinforced biocomposite sandwich panel features a 100% recycled foam core and has been designed for light weight and fire resistance.


5/1/2019

SPE Automotive Innovation Awards expands aftermarkets category

Parts competition nominations are due by Sept. 6, 2019, and “Hall of Fame” award nominations are due May 31. 


5/1/2019

AeroVironment assembles first HAWK30 solar-powered aircraft

The composites-intensive HAWK30 solar-powered unmanned aircraft features solar panels on the wings and has been designed to fly at high altitudes for long periods of time.


5/1/2019

U.S. wind development grows by 6,146 megawatts in first quarter

The American Wind Energy Association’s first quarter 2019 report also says the total pipeline of U.S. wind energy development has reached a record-breaking 39,161 megawatts.


4/30/2019

Magna produces lightweight, composite liftgates and active aerodynamic grille shutters in China

Innovations help lower emission and improve fuel economy for fast-growing market.


4/30/2019

SGL Carbon manufactures prototypes of composite battery cases

The battery boxes, developed with Chinese car manufacturer NIO for electric vehicles, feature lighter weight, high rigidity and lower thermal conductivity than aluminum or steel boxes.


4/30/2019

Spirit AeroSystems acquires robotic Electroimpact AFP machine

The new machine, featuring an upgraded AFP head said to place material more than twice as fast as traditional machines, will be devoted to research and development.


4/29/2019

KraussMaffei expands LFI and SCS processing with shuttle mold carrier

At the Munich-based TechCenter, the MX mold carrier is developed to improve fiber injection and spraying capabilities including for large, Class-A components.


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