INDUSTRY NEWS

12/20/2019

Bloodhound LSR hits 638 mph in test run

Having completed a run of speed tests, the jet-powered car will now be reassembled and fitted with a rocket before attempting to break the land speed record.


12/20/2019

NASA X-59 supersonic research aircraft cleared for final assembly

Lockheed Martin is scheduled to complete construction of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft’s systems in late 2020, with first flights in 2021.


12/20/2019

Boeing Starliner experiences anomaly during orbital flight test

While an off-nominal orbital insertion has changed plans for the mission, Starliner is in stable orbit. 


12/18/2019

Henkel, Fortify partner to enable high-performance applications in 3D printing

The companies are leveraging Fortify’s composite 3D printing technology with Henkel’s resins for injection mold tools and other applications.  


12/18/2019

Exel Composites supplies fiberglass profiles for electric buses

Exel Composites provided Chinese bus supplier Yutong with the skirt and side panels for 33 electric buses, which were delivered to Helsinki, Finland.


12/18/2019

Magma m-pipe chosen for Gulf of Mexico flowline intervention

Magma Global’s carbon fiber/PEEK m-pipe subsea jumpers will be used by C-Innovation for remediation of suspected subsea pipe blockage.


12/18/2019

Toray opens R&D Innovation Center for the Future

The Shiga, Japan facility will spearhead Toray’s global research as its functional materials headquarters.


12/18/2019

U.S. DOE to fund automotive composites among 2020 research

The Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office’s 2020 funding opportunity announcement includes composites research  for vehicle applications.


12/16/2019

Boeing to suspend 737 MAX production beginning in January

Longer-than-expected re-certification is forcing Boeing to focus on delivering stored aircraft. No layoffs or furloughs are planned.


12/16/2019

Spaceship Co. attaches feather system to next SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic’s sister company has completed a major milestone in the manufacture of the composites-intensive SpaceShipTwo, which will carry tourists on short-duration space flights.