Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.

Glass Fibers

German composite specialist INVENT collaborates in SUSTAINair for increased aircraft circularity

Three-and-a-half-year, 11-partner EU project will include metals and composites spanning design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, assembly and recycling.
#SHM #composites4_0


Airbus ASCEND program to explore liquid hydrogen and superconductivity for zero-emission aircraft

Cryogenic hydrogen as cold source for lightweight, low-electrical loss powertrain, with composite materials as possible insulation.


Wing of Tomorrow ribs: One-shot, thermoplastic, OOA consolidation

GKN Aerospace’s carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft rib design accomplishes 45-minute cycle times, reduced weight and competitive costs via a customized press system.
#nextgenaerospace #workinprogress #airbus

Compression Molding

Strata to manufacture compression-molded components for Pilatus PC-24

Strata to deliver composite engine mounting flaps, as well as the horizontal flap and conical stabilizer of the aircraft's tail per a seven-year deal.

Carbon Fibers

Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.


SAMPE calls for presentations for 2022 innovation forum

The SAMPE Materials Innovation & Advanced Technology Leadership Forum will be held in early 2022 and focus on automation, high-rate manufacturing and certification.


Continuous Composites demonstrates CF3D technology for Lockheed Martin, AFRL WiSDM project

Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.
#lockheedmartin #continuousfiberAM


Additional funding secures ZeroAvia hydrogen-electric engine development

Additional raise of $24.3 million in funding to accelerate developments for 50-plus seat aircraft and support commercial airline initiatives to adopt hydrogen.


Lilium announces seven-seater Lilium Jet, acquisition by Qell Acquisition Corp.

The new, larger eVTOL aircraft is slated to be the combined company Lilium’s first to go into serial production, by 2024.