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Published: 7/25/2018

WARR Hyperloop wins 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
This year the defending champion’s pod achieved a top speed of 467 km/h (290 mph), beating their previous year’s record.

Published: 7/19/2018

AIMPLAS participates in European railway lightweighting initiative
The two-year MAT4RAIL project aims to reduce the weight of railways and increase vehicle capacity and comfort by replacing metallic structural components with composite materials.

Published: 6/20/2018

TRB develops biocomposite prepreg rail carriage door leaf
The new biocomposite door leaf product has been designed and fire rated for both overground and underground rail use.

Published: 5/14/2018

UPS to deploy fleet of composite EVs in London, Paris
UPS is working with UK firm ARRIVAL to develop a pilot fleet of 35 composites-intensive electric delivery vehicles that will be trialed in London and Paris.

Published: 5/3/2018

ACMA launches online composites education resource
New online resource educates end users about the possibilities of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials.

Published: 2/2/2018

Kordsa pursues composites R&D
Turkish reinforcements supplier posts record number of patents and inventions, with over 25% from its Composites Technologies Center of Excellence.

Published: 1/22/2018

Cevotec dry-fiber bindered tape available for automated placement
Manufacturer of SAMBA automated placement systems offers high-quality material aimed to make series CFRP production economical for non-aerospace applications.

Published: 1/21/2018

New Lorenz BMC, SMC pass Euro rail fire standards
A new fire protection standard for German rail transport, DIN EN 45545-2, put forth by DIN (Berlin, Germany) now will regulate and standardize the fire protection requirements on a European level. To meet the new requirement, Lorenz Kunststofft...

Published: 12/11/2017

Composites enable handicap-accessible train platforms
MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the previous concrete structures. The agency found an attractive alternative with Composite Advantage LLC’s (CA, Dayton, OH, US) fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.

Published: 11/20/2017

UK's EPSRC forms alliance with ICMAC event
the UK’s EPSRC recently announced that The Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub (The Hub) has formed a strategic partnership with ICMAC 2018: The International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites, to be he...