COMPOSITES NEWS

Composites One to acquire Solvay Process Materials business

3/2/2021

The acquired business, rebranded as Aerovac, will act as manufacturer, developer and supplier of process materials, tooling and services and is comprised of a range of vacuum bagging materials.

NSMSS and CRASTE 2021 event explores advanced materials and technologies for commercial space

3/2/2021

The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) are two space-focused forums occurring June 21-24, 2021.

Bell, Ingersoll apply LFAM to main rotor blade component production

3/2/2021

Collaborative effort using Ingersoll’s MasterPrint LFAM tool and five-axis milling machine completes successful manufacture of 22-foot-long vacuum trim tool in a matter of weeks.

Acciona, SSE Renewables sign agreement for offshore wind development

3/2/2021

The partners will look to develop projects in Spain and Portugal, as well as jointly exploring other potential markets.

Re:Build Manufacturing acquires Composite Resources

3/2/2021

Massachusetts-based investment group Re: Build Manufacturing has acquired South Carolina-based fabricator Composite Resources.

Lectra enters into an MoU to acquire Gerber Technology

3/1/2021

The strategic combination will accelerate development of Industry 4.0 technologies, and maintain an installed base of product development software and automated cutting solutions.

AVK now accepting submissions for the AVK Innovation Award 2021

3/1/2021

The AVK Innovation Award promotes new products, processes and applications using FRP composites. 

ThermHex reports a €1 million capital increase

3/1/2021

The business growth follows new investments to further optimize and expand ThermHex’s digitalization of its honeycomb core production processes.

Orbital Composites to demonstrate containerized 3D printing robots for AM wind blade manufacture

2/26/2021

Project aims to demonstrate additive manufacturing of >100-meter-long composite wind blades with >25% reduced cost.

New Magna facility to build battery enclosures with composite configuration option

2/26/2021

The new 345,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, is to build battery enclosures for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, with multiple assembly options for customers.

People in Composites: February 2021

2/26/2021

Teijin Ltd., CSP, EconCore, Metyx, Zetec, Workhorse and more announce new hires in the composites industry.

Carbon Axis XCell strengthens AFP capabilities at Compositadour

2/26/2021

New robotic cell will expand testing, prototyping and pre-series production for industries looking to automate composites preforming.

Collins Aerospace awarded $64 million contract for composite warship sonar domes

2/26/2021

Traditional rubber domes on U.S. and Allied Navy frigrates to be replaced with composite keel domes for improved structural and acoustic performance.

Creative Pultrusions forms Creative Composites Group for enhanced FRP solution offerings

2/26/2021

CCG is the umbrella entity for the U.S.-based composite companies that are now part of Hill and Smith, with the dedication to provide flexible engineered composite system capabilities for major infrastructure markets.

TPS ships Gruenberg vertical conveyor oven, meets specific customer needs

2/26/2021

Stainless steel internal chamber, operating temperature of 270ºF and an installed high-volume, 6135 CFM horizontal airflow system.

Markforged goes public with merger to one

2/26/2021

The 3D printer company’s merger with special-purpose acquisitions company (SPAC) one is expected to close in summer 2021.

GKN Aerospace to begin full-rate composite V-tail production for GA-ASI aircraft

2/26/2021

New contract with GA-ASI to support RAF Protector/MQ-9B aircraft production at GKN’s Cowes, U.K., builds on 10-year company relationship.

Altair Enlighten Award opens for submissions

2/25/2021

Ninth annual international award showcases innovation in automotive lightweighting and sustainability. Entries due by May 31, 2021.

NCC proposes natural fiber use for SME subterranean transport network

2/25/2021

Under an NCC SME Boost program, research indicates composite reinforcements will reduce material, manufacturing costs and prove more sustainable for innovative SME project.

JEC Group cancels JEC World 2021, reschedules for 2022

2/25/2021

Acknowledging concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, JEC Group has made the decision to reschedule for March 8-10, 2022.