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Composite output shaft ready for automotive proving ground
Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
Composites fare well at 2020 PACE Awards
This year’s automotive supplier award winners included composite bumper beam, liftgate and pickup box applications.
Teijin's Sereebo CFRTP adopted for 4K video cameras
Carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics add strength, reduce weight for Panasonic camera components.
Teijin, Envision Virgin Racing announce multi-year partnership
The Teijin Group will develop high-performance materials and products for the team’s all-electric Formula E racecars.
Teijin to establish Teijin Automotive Center Europe GmbH
The branch in Wuppertal, Germany will serve as Teijin’s European base for next-generation automotive component concept, design, prototyping and evaluation.
Top composites news stories of 2019
The top 10 most viewed composites news stories of 2019.
Continental Structural Plastics breaks ground on facility in Seguin, Texas
The 200,000 square-foot composite automotive component manufacturing facility is expected to open by 2021.
People in Composites: September 2019
CW’s monthly roundup of people news in the composites industry, including recent appointments at Gougeon Brothers, Scott Bader, Shape, KraussMaffei, Teijin Ltd. and the NASA Langley Research Center.
Rocket module manufactured with in-situ consolidation survives first flight test
A carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP) module developed at the Technical University of Munich survived its first launch — and a “hard landing” — in March.
Compression presses keep evolving in response to composites innovation
Shorter, lighter, smaller footprint Fiberpress machines are ideal for facilities with lower ceilings, automated production lines.
Teijin develops foldable fiber-reinforced plastic structure
ORIBAKO, a polyhedron structure comprising FRP panels connected by hinges, is expected to be commercially available in 2022.
Teijin aramid, carbon fibers used for museum façade panels
The new wing of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the first and largest composite building constructed from Teijin’s Twaron and Tenax fibers.
Teijin completes acquisition of Renegade
Teijin says Renegade’s heat-resistant prepreg technologies will bolster its aerospace business.
Teijin and AEV Robotics to co-develop lightweight solutions for next-gen auto
AEV Robotics Modular Vehicle System components to use Teijin’s advanced materials such as polycarbonate resin, carbon and aramid fibers, and composites technologies.
Teijin to acquire Benet Automotive
Benet offers advanced technologies for carbon fiber-reinforced and glass fiber-reinforced plastic molding, as well as the painting and assembly of vehicles.
Teijin supplies CFRTP for A350 XWB primary structural parts
The Airbus airliner incorporating Teijin’s Tenax TPCL carbon fiber thermoplastic consolidated laminate was delivered to Japan Airlines.
Sereebo CFRTP sheets: "Saving the Earth"
Teijin’s carbon fiber/thermoplastic material, used in the CarbonPro pickup box, was developed with CO2 reduction in mind.
CarbonPro box: new forming process
From materials to assembly, the carbon fiber composite CarbonPro box manufacturing process features innovative, automated preforming technologies.
Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon
Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.
Chopped carbon fiber, polyamide and innovation redefine the modern pickup truck bed
CarbonPro, the first thermoplastic composite box, boosts damage resistance, reduces mass 28 kg, scales to high production volumes.
Thermoplastic composites: Poised to step forward
The evolving role of thermoplastic materials and processes and their future in next-generation commercial aircraft.