COMPOSITES NEWS

UAMMI, ElectraFly to make 3D-printed UAM aircraft parts

5/1/2020

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative and a Utah-based aviation company to 3D-print CFRP parts for urban air mobility aircraft.

Third patent issued for flexible thermoplastic prepreg

5/1/2020

Technology enabling wider tapes and easier weaving/braiding for void-free laminates now offered by Precept One LLC

Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards

5/1/2020

This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.  

Boeing, Airbus announce Q1 2020 results

4/29/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically decreased air passenger travel, causing a dramatic decline in new aircraft orders and production. Boeing and Airbus are implementing efforts to reduce costs.

4M demonstrates large-diameter carbon fiber production

4/29/2020

4M Carbon Fiber, working with textile-grade polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor producer Dralon GbmH, has used its plasma oxidation technology to manufacture large-diameter carbon fiber.

Graphene-reinforced carbon fibers may offer path to stronger, cheaper composites

4/29/2020

Graphene (0.075 weight %) added to PAN precursor exhibited 225% increase in carbon fiber tensile strength and 184% increase in modulus.

Gurit signs two-year kitting supply agreement with Chinese wind blade manufacturer

4/29/2020

Gurit says the agreement is part of its strategic plan to extend its kitting and core material services into the Chinese domestic market.

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

4/28/2020

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.

Web Industries launches composite formatting line in France

4/28/2020

The U.S.-based precision formatter has installed its first high-volume composite slitting and spooling line at its Omega Systèmes plant in Nantes, France.

People in Composites: April 2020

4/28/2020

Chromaflo, Gurit and SGL Carbon SE announce new hires and retirements in the composites industry.