COMPOSITES NEWS

SGL Carbon, Koller Kunststofftechnik manufacture composite windshield

11/18/2020

Injection molded carbon fiber profiles for future BMW Group models cut 40% of weight compared to conventional steel construction and offer potential use in other automotive projects. 

AVK announces winners of 2020 Innovation Awards

11/18/2020

Several sustainable composite innovations were recognized and awarded in the Innovative Products/Applications, Innovative Processes and Research and Science categories.

Free Form Fibers' $2.5 million financing round scales up composites production

11/18/2020

The next step is to bring high-performance fibers and powder materials to market for advanced applications, such as CMC.

M-Technologie rebrands as SA France S.A.S

11/17/2020

The Broetje-Automation Group subsidiary rebranding is a strategic approach to better leverage the Group’s aerospace know-how for the European market.

Dunstone Co. announces ISO 9001/2015 certification

11/17/2020

The certification ensures the company’s products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective quality management system. This is Dunestone’s second certification this year.

NASA, Wisk partnership accelerates UAM capabilities

11/17/2020

The partnership will initially address critical National Campaign safety scenarios, and create a framework for autonomous passenger flight on a national level.

FACC attains EN 9110 MRO certification

11/17/2020

With the attained EN 9110 certification, FACC has established itself as MRO general provider for all manufacturers and operators of aircraft.

Virgin Hyperloop successfully demonstrates first passenger travel with hyperloop pod

11/16/2020

The two-seater XP-2 vehicle, which was built to demonstrate that passengers can safely travel in a hyperloop vehicle, took place at the company’s 500-meter DevLoop test site in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Lux Research suggests BEVs will rely less on lightweighting by 2030

11/16/2020

In order for lightweighting to be a cost-effective solution against batteries by 2030, Lux determines it will need to cost less than $5/kilogram of weight saved.

Boeing forecasts strong growth in China’s aviation market

11/16/2020

China remains on track to become the world’s largest aviation market despite near-term challenges, with 20-year demand for commercial airplanes and services worth $3.1 trillion.

Strength of composite whale tail sculpture saves runaway train car

11/16/2020

A 19-year-old, glass fiber-reinforced composite urban sculpture designed by Dutch engineering firm Solico was able to safely bear the weight of an off-track rail vehicle.

ThermHex launches new honeycomb core, aims for carbon neutrality

11/13/2020

Retaining a Class A surface, the newest core product was produced via electricity from renewable energy sources. With several notable achievements, ThermHex is also looking for distributors.

ElectraFly, AnalySwift win U.S. Air Force STTR grants

11/13/2020

Winning concept proposals include CBAM fabrication of aircraft parts, use of an infusion process for larger parts and development of an integrated computational blade engineering (ICBE) framework. 

Altitude Aerospace supports composite door development for Alice aircraft

11/13/2020

A contract was awarded by Potez Aéronautique to aid in Eviation’s all-electric, composites-driven aircraft program, Alice. The partnership will reinforce both companies’ past program collaborations.

Continuous Composites opens demonstration facility for 3D printing composites

11/13/2020

The new building demonstrates the company's patented Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D), and reflects the relationships it has built over the years with industry members.

Turkish Aerospace, Boeing partner to produce thermoplastic composites

11/13/2020

Per the partnership, Boeing will provide technical support to establish a fully automated facility in Turkey for the production of thermoplastic aerospace components, as well as training technical personnel. 

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

11/13/2020

A supplement with the November 2020 issue of CompositesWorld takes a close look at some of the technologies that are driving innovation in the composites industry. 

Annual Brazil: Top of Mind of Composites Industry survey begins

11/12/2020

The initiative serves to award several most-remembered companies in the Brazilian composites sector each year. Winners will be announced Dec. 10 on ALMACO’s website and social pages.

Norco joins defense and security compliance register

11/12/2020

The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defense and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information.

Veelo Technologies' composite repair blankets reduce F-35 program costs

11/12/2020

VeeloHEAT Cauls and VeeloHEAT composite repair blankets provide uniform heating, even on complex geometries, and will eliminate the need to move tooling to an autoclave for debulking.