INDUSTRY NEWS

PUBLISHED: 5/1/2018

Airbus recognizes FACC with SQIP Supplier Award

FACC honored for sustainable advancements in the fields of production management and process management, as well as in terms of product development and quality standards.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

4M, ORNL and RMX Technologies to manufacture low-cost carbon fiber from textile PAN

The project’s objective is to demonstrate that standard modulus carbon fiber can be made from textile grade PAN precursor using less energy and processing time.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

Composite Advantage FRP sidewalk system used to replace aging pedestrian walkway

The company’s FiberSPAN-C panels are reportedly 80% lighter than reinforced concrete panels, and because the cantilevered sidewalk is prefabricated, construction is quicker.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

Ford to use 3D printers from Impossible Objects

Impossible Objects announced that Ford Motor Company recently purchased two Model One 3D printing machines to be used for research and development.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

Boeing and Triumph extend composite parts agreement for 787 Dreamliner

Since the original contract award in 2009, Triumph has provided composite frame assemblies and details for more than 745 Dreamliner airplanes.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

OHB to negotiate implentation of ESA exoplanet research satellite

The European Space Agency has selected OBH System AG as industrial prime contractor to negotiate the implementation of its PLATO satellite, which will detect and conduct research into exoplanets.


PUBLISHED: 4/30/2018

Shape doubles their factory space

Continued expansion at Shape includes the addition of 5,000 square feet of space to their manufacturing facility for expanded machining operation and in-house composites R&D.


PUBLISHED: 4/27/2018

Euro study seeks optimally damage-tolerant infrastructure composites

A research project involving participants from five European countries, Damage Controlled Composite Materials, will seek more damage-tolerant composite materials for bridges, buildings, wind turbine blades and offshore structures.


PUBLISHED: 4/27/2018

Airbus and Rolls-Royce sign UltraFan engine flight testing agreement

Airbus’ powerplant integration expertise to play an important role in optimising the fuel efficiency gains of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine demonstrator.


PUBLISHED: 4/27/2018

SGL Group and Hyundai extend fuel-cell component partnership

SGL Group will deliver SIGRACET gas diffusion layers for the fuel cell to Hyundai for its new NEXO model.


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