COMPOSITES NEWS

9T Labs, Arkema present new manufacturing approach for small aerospace parts

5/7/2020

The companies demonstrate cost-competitive series production of structural composite parts using carbon fiber/PEKK materials and additive manufacturing.

Firefly, Spaceflight Inc. sign launch services agreement

5/7/2020

The agreement promotes a long-term strategic collaboration between Firefly Aerospace and Spaceflight Inc. to address increasing demand in the commercial small-satellite market.

New ice protection for composite aircraft wings from Clean Sky 2 program

5/6/2020

EU-funded research is developing technology to meet deicing challenge with lower power consumption, greater efficiency and lower system weight.

Composite Advantage rehabilitates Atlanta pedestrian bridges

5/6/2020

Fiber-reinforced polymer (FPR) is applied to pedestrian bridge infrastructure in Atlanta. The corrosion-resistant composite minimizes maintenance and provides a more durable surface. 

SAMPE selects new CEO

5/6/2020

Zane Clark, experienced association and operations leader, will take over his new role as CEO of SAMPE on June 15.

Airbus CEO outlines short- and long-term goals

5/5/2020

Guillaume Faury says recovery of commercial passenger air travel is coming, and he wants to position Airbus to be ready to serve when that day arrives. 

GRP train station platform wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

5/5/2020

Dura Composites’ Dura Platform is an easily installed, lightweight glass fiber-reinforced polymer alternative to concrete train platforms.  

SpaceShipTwo completes New Mexico glide test

5/4/2020

The VSS Unity’s successfully completed its first flight to test performance and handling characteristics, preparing for eventual commercial use. 

Tooling Tech Group expands moldmaking facility

5/4/2020

A 10,000-square-foot expansion to the Ohio-based thermoforming and compression mold manufacturing facility will be completed later this year.

Second Boeing 777X completes first flight

5/1/2020

The second of four 777X test aircraft made its first flight on April 30 to test handling characteristics and other aspects of airplane performance.