COMPOSITES NEWS

TRB Lightweight Structures launches composites technician apprenticeship

6/26/2020

The three-year program includes lecture and practical education, as well as competency-based training to develop composites skills and competencies.

Bio-based hybrid tapes assessed for lightweight applications

6/26/2020

A project of AZL’s partner institute, ITA,  integrates flax fiber reinforcement with a PA11 resin matrix. Targeted end markets include automotive and wind energy. 

Plasan North America expands composite manufacturing solutions

6/25/2020

The company plans to expand and invest in automated cutting technology to go with established prepregging, pultrusion and autoclave cure expertise.

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

6/25/2020

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.

Tuplus introduces carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate suitcase

6/25/2020

The highly durable suitcase, featuring front and back shells made with Covestro’s Maezio polycarbonate composite, was designed for low-cost production, high-volume production.

Remotely installing an AFP system amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

6/25/2020

Addcomposites has completed remote installation of AFP-XS for Regional Institute of Advanced Materials (IRMA) in France.

Nabrawind announces OEM order for jointed blade

6/23/2020

Nabrawind expects commercial manufacturing of its modular blade to begin by 2021 for a top five wind turbine OEM.

SPE postpones Automotive Innovation Awards Gala to 2021

6/23/2020

SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Gala has been rescheduled for Nov. 10, 2021, after deeming physical distancing impractical for the event. 

AnalySwift launches VABS software on Altair Partner Alliance platform

6/23/2020

VABS software enables cost-effective simulation for composite rotor blades, tubes and other slender composite structures. 

NASA rocket motors arrive at Kennedy Space Center for Artemis program

6/23/2020

The rocket motors are the next step toward NASA’s Artemis I space launch in 2021. 

NASA prepares for phased testing of its first all-electric X-plane

6/19/2020

Flight testing of the X-57 Maxwell will assess its electric cruise motors and composites-intensive, high-aspect ratio wings. 

Strata, Solvay joint venture facility completed

6/19/2020

The 8,500-square-meter United Arab Emirates facility will supply carbon fiber prepreg to Boeing for primary structures on the 777X program.

Electric short takeoff & landing aircraft addresses e-commerce needs

6/19/2020

California-based Airflow's eSTOL aircraft promises cost-effective, rapid delivery of cargo within a distance range of 50-200 miles.

Graphene Council launches partnership with GEIC

6/19/2020

The partnership the Graphene Engineering and Innovation Centre (GEIC) in the U.K. will provide GEIC facility and network accessibility for Graphene Council members. 

Composites Evolution introduces Evopreg EPC200 epoxy prepreg

6/19/2020

Evopreg EPC200 enables variable temperature cure with good surface finish.