CARBON FIBERS

Prepregs

Cygnet Texkimp unveils first commercial, high-volume thermoplastic tape line

Cygnet Texkimp’s Direct Melt Impregnation Thermoplastic Line is designed to produce thermpolastic tapes for automotive, industrial and aerospace applications.
#peek

Design/Simulation

Sojitz invests in IsoTruss composite telecommunication infrastructure

The lattice telecommunication structure is equipped with the structural capabilities for bending and torsion and is corrosion-resistant, an advantage to coastal areas.  
#infrastructure

Carbon Fibers

Episode 34: Carmelo Lo Faro, Solvay Composite Materials

Carmelo Lo Faro, president of Solvay Composite Materials, talks about how he sees aerocomposites evolving in the time of COVID-19, the rise of computational power to evolve composites use, the prospects for increased composites use in the automotive market, and the increasing importance of education in the composites industry.
#nextgenaerospace #space #bmi

Prepregs

Hexcel third quarter financials reflect industry headwinds

Slowdown in commercial aerospace and the wind energy market has decreased Hexcel’s year-to-date sales by 32.6%. The company will close its wind energy glass fiber prepreg line in Windsor, Colo., U.S., in early November.

Carbon Fibers

Episode 33: Ethan Escowitz, Arris Composites

CW Talks checks in with Ethan Escowitz, co-founder and CEO of Arris Composites, to learn about the Additive Molding technology his company has developed.
#northropgrumman #automation #outofautoclave

Marine

Carbon fiber in pressure vessels for hydrogen

The emerging H2 economy drives tank development for aircraft, ships and gas transport.
#aramidfiber #airbus #nextgenaerospace

Carbon Fibers

Toray annual report anticipates subpar earnings until 2022

Although Toray’s carbon fiber and composite materials segment showed growth in fiscal 2019, pandemic-driven headwinds in fiscal 2020 are steering the company toward wind, UAM and energy-related markets.

Carbon Fibers

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Airbus Albatross flapping wing achieves gate-to-gate demonstration

AlbatrossONE demonstrator with 75% longer wing-tips vs. phase one proves freely flapping wing-tips can alleviate wing loads and avoid tip stall for improved aircraft performance.
#airbus

Aerospace

SpaceShip Two prepares for first spaceflight

Virgin Galactic prepares its vehicles, pilots, team and facilities with rigorous pre-flight checks and objectives before the flight which will be carried out later this fall.