INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 1/3/2019

IAI launches new production line for F-35 wing skins

Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a new automatic fiber placement line for composite skins for the F-35 wings.


PUBLISHED: 1/3/2019

SpaceX reconsiders Starship design

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has indicated that the carbon fiber skin and some components of the SpaceX Starship design are to be replaced with stainless steel.


PUBLISHED: 1/2/2019

New additive manufacturing platform prints transparent glass structures

The 3D printing platform aims to introduce industrial-scale production capabilities for molten glass.


PUBLISHED: 1/1/2019

ETH Zurich researchers develop 3D knitted formwork for a concrete structure

The researchers used a textile knitted using an industrial knitting machine as a formative element for curved concrete shells.


PUBLISHED: 1/1/2019

New smartphone features para-aramid fiber back panel

Sharp’s new AQUOS zero smartphone features a plastic back panel reinforced with Technora black para-aramid.


PUBLISHED: 1/1/2019

Fire damages Premium Aerotec facility

Premium Aerotec is a fabricator of composite parts and structures for the aerospace market, primarily for Airbus.


PUBLISHED: 1/1/2019

New company aims at producing bioplastic from carbon dioxide

LUX-ON, the new company founded by Bio-on aims to revolutionize the production of PHAs biopolymers using CO2 captured from the atmosphere.


PUBLISHED: 12/31/2018

ORNL develops lignin-based composite 3D printing material

Researchers have found that combining lignin with nylon yields a composite with increased room temperature stiffness and decreased melt viscosity.


PUBLISHED: 12/27/2018

Fraunhofer researchers reliably characterize polyurethane foams

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics have succeeded in simulating the foaming behavior of polyurethane foams and reliably characterizing the material.


PUBLISHED: 12/27/2018

New study examines Hawaii's potential to support a basalt fiber manufacturing facility

Hawaii’s basalt meets the specific chemical profile needed to manufacture CBF, a material similar to fiberglass and carbon fiber.


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