Hexcel launches prepreg for leaf springs
Appears in Print as: 'FIBER/RESIN COMPOUNDS & PREPREGS New prepreg targets automotive leaf springs'
Hexcel has developed HexPly M901, a new prepreg for composite automotive leaf springs.
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Spirit AeroSystems actualizes Airbus’ intelligent design for the A350’s center fuselage and front wing spar in Kinston, N.C.
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