INDUSTRY NEWS

10/25/2019

University study reports expected useful life of wind projects has increased

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently published research finds that wind project developers now expect wind projects to last about 30 years.


10/24/2019

Bye eFlyer 2 flight test data supports electric propulsion claims

Bye Aerospace estimates its eFlyer will eliminate 3 million metric tons of CO2 every year otherwise produced to train the needed new airline pilots.


10/24/2019

Composite deckhouses cut weight, noise in wind farm service boats

Holland Composites produces CFRP deckhouses for Windcat wind farm service vessels


10/24/2019

Siemens Gamesa to acquire selected assets of Senvion

The acquisition, to close in the first half of 2020, will include wind turbine service and operations assets and an onshore blade manufacturing facility.


10/23/2019

Hexagon awarded fuel systems order for hydrogen buses

The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses will reportedly have a driving range of up to 350 kilometers on one fill, with weight savings of 20% compared to previous models.


10/23/2019

Notus Composites celebrates manufacturing milestone

The company has produced the one millionth square meter of its glass fiber-reinforced prepreg, for use in Dubai’s Museum of the Future.


10/22/2019

Blue Origin to team up with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper on lunar lander

Proposed lunar landing system to be considered for NASA’s Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the moon by 2024.


10/22/2019

GKN Aerospace delivers RTM demonstrator tool for Wing of Tomorrow

The 4-meter mid-scale tool enables large-scale use of resin transfer molding to manufacture a composite wing spar with reduced costs and weight.


10/22/2019

4M Carbon Fiber, Montefibre Carbon to partner for carbon fiber production

The companies plan to form a U.S.-based joint venture that combines 4M’s low-cost production technology with Montefibre’s ultra-large tow carbon fiber PAN precursor.


10/22/2019

Mouldbox rebrands as Plyable, uses AI to automate composite tooling

By uploading CAD data into the Plyable app, businesses access a pre-qualified manufacturing network offering superior quality, plus time and cost savings.