INDUSTRY NEWS

2/11/2020

Airbus reveals blended wing aircraft demonstrator

MAVERIC is a scale-model demonstrator for a new aircraft model that Airbus says could reduce fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to current single-aisle aircraft.


2/11/2020

Rolls-Royce starts manufacture of world's largest fan blades, made with composites, for UltraFan demonstrator

CFRP blades and fan case cut weight for twin-engine aircraft by 700 kilograms


2/11/2020

Dubai Expo 2020 unveils carbon fiber entry portals

Dubai Expo 2020 entryway portals were made from carbon fiber using a 3D weaving process.


2/10/2020

ACMA releases Thermoplastic Composites Conference 2020 program

Held April 29-May 1 in La Jolla, Calif., U.S., the event will feature speakers and panel discussions, a keynote speaker from Boeing, facility tours and more.


2/10/2020

Materials research facility develops tools to accelerate composites certification

The AFRL-funded Materials Solutions Network facility uses X-ray beamlines for research into evaluation and modeling of composite structures.


2/10/2020

Solar Orbiter embarks on its mission to study the Sun

Solar Orbiter’s carbon fiber composite, titanium layered solar shield guides heat away from the spacecraft and can withstand up to 970º F (521º C).


2/7/2020

AOC Aliancys announces new company name

Beginning March 2, the global resins and gelcoats supplier will operate under the name AOC.


2/7/2020

Axiom Materials opens High-temperature Composite Center

The 3,500-square-meter facility expands the U.S.-based company’s CMC production capabilities to support increasing demand in aerospace and industrial applications.


2/7/2020

Teijin Aramid appoints new president and CEO

Peter ter Horst has been the company’s chief financial officer since 2011, and will take over his new role April 1, 2020.


2/7/2020

Hexcel, NaCa Systems develop hybrid carbon/wood fiber composite car seat back

Benefits are said to include a 40% weight savings and improved carbon footprint.