COMPOSITES NEWS

Hufschmied virtual masterclass demonstrates machining of carbon fiber winglet

4/9/2021

Masterclass details how to efficiently manufacture demanding components from high-performance materials with a PPS CFRP winglet as an example.

Composite resins price change report

12/16/2019

CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.

WEAV3D, GAA partner to expand structural composite opportunities in automotive sector

4/9/2021

Tunable, composite lattice structures produced via patented automated weaving process able to support automotive volumes of hundreds of thousands of units per year.

Cobra International commissions prepreg compression molding production line

4/8/2021

Production capacity delivers highly structural prepreg carbon fiber hydrofoil components with a final surface finish straight from the mold.

SAMPE announces launch plans for SAMPE 365 online community platform

4/8/2021

SAMPE neXus event to celebrate the launch of the comprehensive, perpetual community platform June 29-July 1, 2021. 

NASA invites public to join the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter first powered, controlled flight

4/8/2021

A livestream confirming Ingenuity’s first flight is targeted for April 12, with a pre- and postflight briefing, live shots and remote live interviews and a series of informal talks as additional media opportunities.

SGL Carbon expects moderate recovery for 2021 composite segments

4/8/2021

While fiscal year 2020 marked substantial reduction in demand, SGL saw stable EBIT before non-recurring items and positive free cash flow.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip III unveiling to deliver commercial space travel

4/7/2021

Manufacturing ramp-up and ground testing for VSS Imagine spaceship within the Virgin Galactic fleet, with glide flights commenced for summer 2021.

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

4/7/2021

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.

Continuous Composites demonstrates CF3D technology for Lockheed Martin, AFRL WiSDM project

4/7/2021

Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.

WSU-NIAR adds automated TP welding and tape-slitting capabilities to ATLAS facility

4/7/2021

Systems to aid in welding process developments for the joining of composite structures via fusion bonding, and support AFP demands.

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

4/6/2021

Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.

FCI-Marbocote develops anti-corrosion coating suitable for contact with drinking water

4/6/2021

Ycon CS Acqua coating is characterized by high levels of resistance adhesion and elasticity, and is ideal for protection of composite substrates, amongst other materials.

Additional funding secures ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine development

4/6/2021

Additional raise of $24.3 million in funding to accelerate developments for 50-plus seat aircraft and support commercial airline initiatives to adopt hydrogen.

Adapa announces Metyx USA as its North American composite market dealer

4/6/2021

Metyx USA to market Adapa’s patented reconfigurable mold technology toward U.S.-based composite fabricators, support architects and consultants. 

Haydale, 401 Tech Bridge, partner to accelerate advanced materials capabilities

4/6/2021

Haydale graphene functionalization technologies installed at 401 Tech Bridge Advanced Materials and Technology Center to support material commercialization for composite companies.

TUMI unveils premium composite capsule luggage and travel collection inspired by McLaren

4/5/2021

Nine-piece collection embodies TUMI and McLaren’s mutual focus on quality, lifestyle and advanced material usage for elegant business, and travel.

Thermwood completes first LSAM 1010 system

4/5/2021

Large-scale additive manufacturing system simultaneously prints and trims via a single, large gantry and offers speeds up to almost three feet per second. 

Aramco, ACI launch new center to develop, promote nonmetallic material use for construction

4/5/2021

Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials to develop, disseminate and adopt consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials.

SAMPE North America announces new Executive Cabinet and Board of Director members

4/5/2021

Members, including CW’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Events, Scott Stephenson, to lead SAMPE’s goals and strategies for the 2021-2022 term.