CARBON FIBERS

Carbon Fibers

Batelle earns $46.3 million contract to support composites manufacturing

The seven-year contract will help the U.S. DoD support the rapid maturation and integration of manufacturing innovations to produce thermal protection materials and carbon fiber. 

Carbon Fibers

Hybrid, large-format additive tooling: Lighter, faster, less costly molds for big parts

Additively manufactured cores, CFRP face skins produce large tools for prototype, low-volume aerostructure parts.
#workinprogress #pei #iacmi

Construction

ATL Composites contributes to concrete pillar remediation project

Six new support pillars incorporate Hexcel ZU300 UD carbon fiber and ATL’s Technirez R2517 epoxy resin with H2431 slow hardener that will protect against storm water issues.
#adhesives #infrastructure

Automotive

SGL Carbon, Koller Kunststofftechnik manufacture composite windshield

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. 
#bmw

Injection/Overmolding

AVK announces winners of 2020 Innovation Awards

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

Carbon Fibers

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

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. 

Carbon Fibers

Next-generation composites materials and processes explored

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. 

Carbon Fibers

Loudspeaker membranes incorporate Stylight thermoplastic composite material

INEOS Styrolution’s StyLight Aesthetic S C245 carbon fiber sheet became the top material choice for a loudspeaker components manufacturing company due to its acoustic properties. 

Carbon Fibers

Plasan aims to launch high-volume carbon fiber body applications

Plasan Carbon Composites is targeting next-generation electric vehicle applications with its lightweight, CFRP body structure design. 
#electricvehicles

Carbon Fibers

Q&A with Ethan Escowitz, CEO, Arris Composites

Ethan Escowitz visits with CW Talks to discuss Arris Composites’ Additive Molding process.
#trends