COMPOSITES NEWS

Thicker, carbon fiber-reinforced battery electrodes may enable high-density batteries

7/25/2020

University of Delaware research demonstrates use of carbon fiber membranes to enhance conductivity and areal capacity using a scalable manufacturing process.

GKN Aerospace receives keys to Global Technology Centre in Bristol

7/24/2020

The facility will support GKN’s commitment toward next-gen aircraft technology developments, Industry 4.0 and more.

Composites complete IYRS heavy lift quadcopter demonstrator concept

7/24/2020

Boasting a prepreg carbon fiber airframe, the HLAP concept became a platform for a variety of composite fabrication techniques.

Siemens AG, SAP accelerate digital transformation with partnership

7/24/2020

Integration of software solutions across PLM, ERP, asset management and supply chain will drive digital transformation across enterprises.

Epic receives FAA Production Certificate for carbon fiber E1000 aircraft

7/24/2020

In light of the pandemic, the FAA and Epic devised new processes to complete the required reviews and audits prior to the final on-site assessment.

Hexagon Purus receives contract to provide hydrogen transport modules in U.S.

7/23/2020

The all-composite 20-foot modules can carry about 600 kilograms of hydrogen and are due for delivery in the third quarter of 2021. 

FACC earns spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

7/23/2020

The spot is in recognition of the group’s consistent high performance as a Boeing supplier.

DOE announces funding for projects supporting composites for vehicle applications

7/23/2020

Composite recipients Ford and GM will develop a multi-functional cross-car beam and volume manufacturing of structural battery enclosures.

DrapeCube offers cost-effective preforming process for FRP textile production

7/22/2020

The DrapeCube offers a cost-effective design for the production of fiber preforms from textile semi-finished products.

Carbon fiber architectural panels added to Rock West Composites' lineup

7/22/2020

The panels are versatile, heat-flexible, chemical resistant and host a variety of colors for the architecture and design markets. 

Fill completes new center for digitalization and software engineering

7/22/2020

Future Zone in Austria explores future of production machines, system intelligence, and virtual and real symbiosis.

Boom Supersonic to roll out XB-1 demonstrator at virtual event Oct. 7

7/21/2020

The supersonic jet, incorporating carbon fiber construction, is slated for first flight in 2021.

Five-bladed H145 receives type certification by EASA

7/21/2020

With several test flights under its belt and an EASA certification, Airbus is prepping the H145 for customer deliveries.  

3D printed FRP footbridge paves way for circular composites

7/21/2020

The thermoplastic composite footbridge incorporates a short glass fiber-filled PET specifically designed for 3D printing.  

PolyOne rebrands and completes Clariant Masterbatch acquisition

7/20/2020

Rebranding itself as Avient, the sustainable solutions provider has acquired 46 manufacturing operations and technology centers in 29 countries.