COMPOSITES NEWS

People in Composites: March 2021

3/30/2021

UAMMI, Spirit AeroSystems, Chromaflo Technologies and Virgin Galactic announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.

MVP welcomes Tobi Ferguson as president and CEO

3/30/2021

Ferguson brings his history of innovation, collaboration and customer experience to maximize MVP’s business growth potential.

Employment opportunity: Senior Project Engineer, Spintech

3/19/2021

Spintech’s Senior Project Engineer position will be responsible for designing and executing complex composite tooling solutions.

Impossible Objects, Ricoh 3D partner to produce high-strength 3D-printed composite parts

3/30/2021

New material options for industrial customers across Europe to remove barriers to printing parts for drones, aircraft, automobiles, athletic gear and more.

Carbon ThreeSixty joins NCC as SME Affiliate Program member

3/30/2021

Program members gain access to NCC knowledge, training and networking events for innovation, growth and investment in composites.

TU Delft Nuna11 integrates composites for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

3/29/2021

In preparation for the 2023 solar-powered car race, the Vattenfall Solar Team is optimizing vehicle weight with AOC styrene-free resins for the Nuna11’s structure and shell.

AIMPLAS develops pultruded bio-based profiles for rural and urban development

3/29/2021

European BASAJAUN project to optimize sustainable urban development and improve the rural economy via novel bio-based materials, products and building systems.

LafargeHolcim France acquires stake in 3D-printed concrete specialist XtreeE

3/29/2021

XtreeE’s current portfolio includes high-performance, 3D-printed concrete applications. Next steps include R&D work in continuous fiber-reinforced concrete.

Single-step prepreg slitting and rewinding unit to advance NIAR ATLAS aviation research

3/26/2021

Mikrosam, in collaboration with Composite Automation, delivers this custom-made machine, which offers slit flexibility, in-process inspection system and performs quality control on the fly.

SIS, InfraCore sign agreement for InfraCore technology license

3/26/2021

Long-distance signing of agreement opens way for further composites infrastructure construction in Australasia.

NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter prepares for first flight

3/26/2021

The composites-intensive helicopter is to make the first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet, with the goal of hovering 3 meters above the Martian surface.

Additive Manufacturing Media announces The Cool Parts Showcase

3/26/2021

Contest seeks entries in three categories to highlight the best in 3D printing.

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

3/26/2021

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.

Hexagon Purus reports significant customer, contract growth for 2020

3/26/2021

Since its 2020 spin-off, the company has been awarded numerous contracts, indicating increased adoption of composite pressure vessels, fuel storage and electric drivetrain solutions.

Royal Engineered Composites named Innovation Business of the Year

3/26/2021

The NBDC-based award was given based on the company’s goal to develop more efficient manufacturing processes, reduce scrap, labor and improve supply chain via robotic and AI technologies.

Composites for structural batteries

3/26/2021

Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.

KULR to bring high-performance battery solutions to EV motorsports

3/25/2021

Carbon fiber company KULR becomes official thermal management and battery safety technical partner for Andretti Technologies to transfer technical knowledge from aerospace to the racetrack.

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

3/25/2021

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

3/25/2021

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.

Alpine Advanced Materials thermoplastic nanocomposite demonstrates UV resistance

3/25/2021

UVA and UVC testing on the aviation-grade thermoplastic nanocomposite, HX5, found no performance degradation or impact on physical appearance.