INDUSTRY NEWS

12/16/2019

Rock West Composites expands filament winding facility

Rock West Composites expands its operation with the acquisition of new winders and ovens, establishes filament winding center of excellence.


12/16/2019

University of Kentucky receives grant to turn coal pitch into carbon fiber

University researchers will work with industry partners to convert coal tar into carbon fiber for use in high-performance composite applications.


12/16/2019

Composite resins price change report

CW’s running summary of resin price change announcements from major material suppliers that serve the composites manufacturing industry.


12/13/2019

LeMond Carbon audits rapid-oxidation carbon fiber technology

A Bureau Veritas audit of LeMond Carbon’s carbon fiber, made with a novel rapid-oxidation technology, shows mechanical properties comparable to Toray T300 fiber.


12/13/2019

First E175-E2 jet completes maiden flight

The first of three prototypes on its way to certification, the composites-intensive Embraer E-175-E2 jet completed its first flight on Dec. 12.


12/13/2019

GKN Aerospace named key supplier for Aerion Supersonic business jet

GKN Aerospace will design and develop the empennage and electrical wiring interconnection systems for the AS2.


12/13/2019

TRB Lightweight Structures to open U.S. manufacturing facility

The facility in Richmond, Ky. will focus on high-volume production of automotive components using TRB’s robotics-assisted press-forming process.


12/13/2019

Kaman Composites expands medical customer base

Kaman Composites will supply composite assemblies for Carestream Health’s line of digital radiography products.


12/11/2019

Carbon fiber composite rail bogie unveiled

The CAFIBO rail bogie is constructed from recycled and surplus carbon fiber and was developed by ELG Carbon Fibre and partners.


12/11/2019

SGL Carbon produces composite leaf springs for Ford Transit

The glass fiber composite, longitudinal leaf springs are said to weigh 50% less than conventional steel springs.