COMPOSITES NEWS

Innovative pressurized hydrogen storage for integrated vehicle structures using composites

5/28/2020

Chained tubular storage tanks using semi-finished thermoplastic composite products offer flat designs aimed at easy integration into universal vehicle architectures.

People in Composites: May 2020

5/28/2020

IACMI, SAERTEX, SAMPE and Tooling Tech Group announce new hires in the composites industry.

Diab Group to expand PET core capacity in China

5/26/2020

Expanded operations are expected to begin in 2021 and include a PET structural foam production line in the existing Diab Zhangjiagang facilities.

Anomalies force Virgin Orbit to terminate LauncherOne test

5/26/2020

Despite the termination, the test flight provided data necessary to make adjustments for future launches. 

Vertical Aerospace used Plyable to go from CAD to first flight in less than 90 days

5/26/2020

Composite tooling specialist’s online portal, distributed manufacturing network and automated tool design helped optimize CFRP molding tools and timeline.

Siemens Gamesa launches 14-MW offshore direct drive turbine

5/26/2020

The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine 108-meter blades, a lightweight nacelle and more.   

Creative Composites begins Class A body panels molding

5/23/2020

Dieffenbacher’s CompressEco series, used for production of Creative Composite’s SMC Class A body panels for automotive applications, enables higher productivity and larger component sizes. 

Armacell extends PET foam core operations to China.

5/22/2020

Armacell’s fourth PET foam extrusion line globally is designed to meet growing demand for PET foams across the Chinese composite market.

Airbus A220 production hangar opens in U.S.

5/22/2020

Airbus opens a new A220 final assembly line at its Mobile, Ala., U.S., location and begins assembly of the first A220 for JetBlue. 

GKN, Eviation collaborate on Alice all-electric aircraft

5/22/2020

GKN Aerospace will be involved in the design and manufacture of the aircraft’s wings, empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS).