CONSUMER

Additive Manufacturing

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

Consumer

Refitech launches carbon fiber composite telescopic tube

The lightweight RefiFLEX TS pole22 is said to be ideal for carrying audiovisual equipment and applications in the hospitality and medical industries.

Carbon Fibers

Covestro incorporates thermoplastic composites into sports shoe

Covestro collaborated with global sportswear company Anta Sports Products to incorporate a carbon fiber shank to improve the torsional stiffness of a KT6 basketball shoe. 

Aerospace

Samad aerospace unveils luxury Q-Starling personal air vehicle

The hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft boasts all carbon fiber, a hybrid-electric turbo generator and a stylish, modern design.

Design/Simulation

Headwear protection manufacturer incorporates styrenics-based composites

INEOS Styrolutions’ carbon fiber composite StyLight Hybrid S material offers Casco International’s customers more protection in demanding environments.

Construction

Deceuninck introduces improved custom architectural solutions line, Innergy AP

The line of custom fiber-reinforced polymer commercial components offered under Innergy AP deliver both structural strength and thermal performance.

Aerospace

Composite Factory receives PRI Registrar accreditation

The PRI Registrar recognizes Composite Factory for its commitment to continual improvement in its management system and quality excellence.  
#workforcedevelopment

Carbon Fibers

Designing the ultimate stand-up fishing kayak

Apex Watercraft’s new Tyr carbon fiber/epoxy prototype reimagines the typical kayak design and promises the highest performance possible.
#trends

Consumer

Using nondestructive testing to inspect, repair carbon fiber bicycles

An Oregon-based bicycle inspection and repair shop uses an Olympus ultrasonic thickness gage to evaluate and fix structural damage.
#ndi #application

Marine

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave