COMPOSITES NEWS

Airborne launches Industrialization Partner Model

9/25/2020

The model acts as a composite industrialization guide, enabling support from early composite production development up to technological implementation.  

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

9/25/2020

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.

GE rolls out first turbine nacelle for 480 MW offshore wind farm

9/25/2020

Run by consortium partners EDF Renewables, Enbridge and GE Renewable Energy, the offshore wind farm project will be comprised of 80 wind turbines to be installed by 2022.

Nedcam adds CEAD AM Flexbot for 3D printing using DSM materials

9/25/2020

The two companies will explore new applications in tooling, large-sized and circular end-use parts.

AZL Aachen webinar: Sustainability and recycling

9/25/2020

AZL Aachen is hosting the fourth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Sustainability and Recycling of Composites,” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:00 am-7:00 am EDT (11:00 am-1:00 pm CET).  

Winners for 2020 Award for Composites Excellence (ACE) announced

9/24/2020

The 2020 Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) recognized the University of Tennessee, TRB Lightweight Structures, University of Delaware, IYRS School of Technology and LyondellBasell for outstanding achievement and innovation. 

Universal Hydrogen uses dry braided carbon preform tanks as part of plan to decarbonize aviation

9/24/2020

Twin-tank module offers low capex option for regional carriers to convert to clean fuel.

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials, R3 form alliance

9/24/2020

The alliance will center around the design, development and production of advanced carbon-based composites, including mobility applications.

FRAMES: Full-scale thermoplastic composite aircraft rear-end demonstrator

9/24/2020

Clean Sky 2 project led by ESTIA-Compositadour will develop enabling technologies for optimum rear fuselage and empennage.

Toray expands high-performance composite tooling supply in U.S.

9/24/2020

The Toray AmberTool HX56 composite tooling prepregs will be fully stocked in the central U.S. enhancing the speed of supply and regional availability. Products are available as of Sept. 22, 2020.

BP, Equinor partner for U.S. offshore wind energy development

9/23/2020

The Empire and Beacon projects will have a total generating capacity of 2 GW and 2.4 GW respectively. Together, both locations will provide power for two million U.S. households.     

Orbital Composites, ORNL collaborate to advance robotic polymer and composite AM

9/23/2020

The research will focus on the development of a commercially-ready system capable of robotic overprinting on pre-manufactured non-planar surfaces, with multi-material polymers and continuous fiber. 

Autoflight premiers carbon fiber eVTOL aircraft

9/23/2020

The V400 Albatross eVTOL aircraft has a canard layout design and the whole machine body incorporates carbon fiber for lighter weight, strength and rigidity. 

Elbit Systems extends composite assembly work for F-35

9/23/2020

Lockheed Martin awarded Elbit Systems with a four-year contract to supply structural assemblies for the F-35 aircraft’s forward equipment bay assemblies.

Winners announced for the 2020 CAMX Award

9/22/2020

Out of the finalists announced earlier last week, this year’s Combined Strength Award and Unsurpassed Innovation Award goes to 3M Co. and Might Buildings Inc. respectively.