COMPOSITES NEWS

Composites UK announces 2020 industry award winners

11/24/2020

Industry trade association Composites UK revealed the winners of its industry awards, which include Prodrive Composites, Cygnet Texkimp, Bitrez and more.

Skoltech optimizes pultrusion process productivity

11/24/2020

The institute analyzed the influence of pulling speed on the structural characteristics of L-shaped profiles, analyzing the interconnection between a variety of characteristics.

Composites help offset battery weight for electric waste trucks

11/24/2020

Fraunhofer IWS develops cost-effective joining of aluminum frames and fiber glass-reinforced thermoplastic panels.

Addcomposites installs AFP-XS at Compositadour and integrates humm3 flash lamp

11/24/2020

French technology platform expands access to composites beyond aerospace, while humm3 offers cost-effective dry fiber and thermoplastic tape placement in addition to CF/epoxy prepregs.

Mansory Audi RSQ8 conversion incorporates carbon fiber

11/23/2020

The high-performance SUV boasts carbon fiber front, side and rear skirts, as well as a composite hood. Carbon fiber trim completes the look.

Batelle earns $46.3 million contract to support composites manufacturing

11/23/2020

The seven-year contract will help the U.S. DoD support the rapid maturation and integration of manufacturing innovations to produce thermal protection materials and carbon fiber. 

Hexagon Purus to supply composite pressure vessels for U.S. hydrogen-powered commuter train

11/23/2020

The contract includes the development and approval of a developed cylinder storage system, with a hydrogen-powered train built and transferred to California by 2023. 

Composite Advantage restores swing bridge deck with FRP

11/23/2020

Six fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels were prefabricated, and a sidewalk was also designed for the project. Deck length totaled 61.4 feet by 35 feet. 

Clean Sky 2 announces program updates

11/20/2020

Clean Sky 2 highlights several ongoing and recently completed composites-related projects including a small aircraft ground cabin demo, simulation tools and a CMC inter turbine duct. 

Trelleborg launches high-temperature tooling material for direct-to-part manufacture

11/20/2020

The tooling material has operating temperature of up to +180ºC, low CTE, offers an alternative to aluminum, prepreg and steel for high-volume part production.

Boom brings Collins Aerospace onboard for supersonic nacelles

11/20/2020

The collaboration focuses on enhancing performance and sustainability via developed inlet, nacelle and exhaust system technologies for supersonic flight.

Innovate UK awards COVID-19 Continuity Grant to Hybrid Air Vehicles

11/20/2020

The award, meant to support live Innovate UK programs, will ensure HAV can continue its E-HAV1 project path to meet its zero-carbon aviation milestone for 2025.

FAA rescinds suspension order, approves 737 MAX operations

11/20/2020

All airlines under the FAA’s jurisdiction, including those in the U.S., can now resume services. Boeing has further strengthened its safety and quality assurance.

Bercella carbon fiber bodywork meets aesthetics, aerodynamics and performance

11/20/2020

The Italy-based company collaborated with Romeo Ferraris on the design and production of the new, all-electric Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR car to compete in the 2021 Pure ETCR.

SHD, Piran contribute advanced composite capabilities to UAV platforms

11/20/2020

SHD Composites has supplied advanced composite materials, and tooling, and Piran its manufacturing capabilities, for projects developed by Prismatic Ltd. and BAE Systems. 

AVK releases 2020 GRP annual market report

11/19/2020

In the current year, the European glass fiber-reinforced plastics volume is expected to decrease by 12.7%, experiencing one of the sharpest declines since the crisis in 2008.

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

11/19/2020

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.

Teijin Aramid program produces bio-based, high-performance aramid fibers

11/19/2020

The 2018 pilot program, in partnership with BioBTW, successfully produces Twaron yarn from bio-based aromatic materials without altering the material properties. 

Quickstep acquires Boeing Australia component repairs

11/18/2020

Purchase of Boeing Defence Australia MRO capabilities will include acquisition of operating assets plus inventories and certain customer contracts from Boeing Australia Component Repairs.

Airtech expands large-scale additive manufacturing operations

11/18/2020

This is Airtech’s second large-scale 3D printing machine installation, which designs, tools and builds with reduce touch labor, leadtime and improved quality.