COMPOSITES NEWS

Carbon fiber-reinforced concrete accelerates in Germany

6/12/2020

TU Dresden and C3 – Carbon Concrete Composite demonstrator aims to reduce concrete material use by 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%; Hitexbau touts high-volume automated production for carbon fiber textile grids.

Successful tower extension test for James Webb space telescope

6/12/2020

The test ensured the tower extensions on NASA’s composites-intensive telescope would keep the structure cool enough to detect infrared light. 

Toray reduces carbon fiber and prepreg production

6/11/2020

Toray will suspend operations in Spartanburg, S.C., U.S., and reduce prepreg capacity in Tacoma, Wash., U.S.

Engel, Fill develop automated cell for thermoplastic composites

6/11/2020

The system combines a tape-laying cell with a consolidation unit to produce fit-for-purpose blanks with 15-30 tapes in 1-minute intervals. 

Baillie Gifford invests in Lilium's eVTOL program

6/11/2020

Baillie Gifford’s $35 million investment increases to $375 million the total raised to date for Munich-based Lilium.

Magellan Aerosystem commits to Airborne automated kitting system

6/11/2020

Manufactured by Airborne, the solution will support fabrication of composite horizontal tail assemblies for the F-35 fighter aircraft.

Construction of new Arevo composite 3D printing facility announced

6/10/2020

The continuous fiber 3D printing specialist also named new executive leadership to support its growth plans.

Fibreworks Composites launches sister firm Composite Factory

6/9/2020

Composite Factory will be ISO AS9100-certified and offer build-to-print, quick-turn prototype and pre-production fabrication of composite parts and structures.

Fiber Polymer Composites in Construction conference scheduled for 2021

6/9/2020

FPCC is a collaborative conference between Composites UK and Fluency Marketing and will be held Sept. 7-9, 2021, at the University of Southampton.

Focus on automation leads to Severstal’s second investment in Airborne

6/9/2020

Russian mining and steel firm Severstal’s $10 million investment makes Airborne the first-choice partner in Russia for all composite projects.

Polyvations, A&S Composites Engineering offer collaborative engineering service

6/9/2020

The two Canada-based companies will focus on product development, design engineering and analysis.

Applied Graphene Materials signs distribution agreement with Dichem Polymers SA

6/9/2020

Dichem Polymers will distribute AGM’s graphene dispersion products to the Greek coatings and polymers markets.

Kitty Hawk ends eVTOL Flyer aircraft program

6/5/2020

Designed with composite materials, the eVTOL aircraft was a major milestone for urban air mobility. 

China's EHang wins approval to use autonomous aerial vehicles for air logistics

6/5/2020

The approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China enables commercial operation of the EHang 216 passenger-grade plane for cargo transport.

DH Sutherland, Toray Composite Materials America to support Boeing aftermarket aircraft

6/5/2020

The global distribution partnership is designed to rapidly supply TCMA materials to commercial airlines and MRO customers.