INDUSTRY NEWS

2/14/2020

Mikrosam to supply ATP machine for UD-CCM research

Initial University of Delaware studies conducted with the automated tape placement (ATP) machine will evaluate placement of thin ply materials to support current projects with NASA.


2/14/2020

Gurit sells automotive composites business to Carbopress

The Hungary-based components manufacturing business has been sold to Italian-based Carbopress.


2/14/2020

2020 Ford GT supercar upgrades include carbon fiber limited edition

The 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon edition includes a clearcoat to emphasize the weave on the GT’s carbon fiber body.


2/14/2020

Airbus, Québec government become sole owners of A220 program

Bombardier exits the commercial aircraft manufacturing business. Airbus owns 75% of the A220 program; Government of Québec owns 25%.


2/14/2020

SPE issues call for scholarship, award nominations

The SPE Automotive Division is looking for nominations for this year’s Automotive Innovation Awards and ACCE student scholarship recipients. 


2/13/2020

Gardner Business Media acquires NetComposites media assets

NetComposites Ltd. is transferring the rights and ownership of its website content, email newsletters and conferences to Gardner.


2/13/2020

"Green" carbon fiber: Renewable energy powers fiber production

Zoltek is first in the industry to use “green” electricity to produce a portion of its heavy-tow carbon fiber.


2/13/2020

ACMA president Tom Dobbins to resign after 13 years of leadership

The resignation is effective March 14, 2020. A search committee will be appointed to recruit a replacement.


2/13/2020

Solvay showcases low-cost prepreg and parts approach using Cygnet Texkimp filament winder

High-speed, tailored preforms are used with Solvay double diaphragm forming (DDF) and compression molding to produce cost-effective, medium-volume auto and aero parts.


2/12/2020

SAMPE Summit 20 Paris agenda finalized

Dan Hart, president and CEO of Virgin Orbit, will be a featured speaker. CW readers qualify for a discounted registration.