DESIGN/SIMULATION

Design/Simulation

McLaren Artura features new composite architecture

The Artura is a plug-in hybrid that uses the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture.

Carbon Fibers

Thermoplastic tapes reinforced with textile-based PAN carbon fiber

IACMI project trials inline production of thermoplastic tapes reinforced with textile-based PAN carbon fiber. 
#precursor #polyacrylonitrile #workinprogress

Design/Simulation

MMC Pistons for the T.50 Supercar

For the extreme application in the 654-hp V12 engine, Cosworth turned to a metal-matrix composite for piston production.

Glass Fibers

Hydroelectric turbine blade design propelled by composites

Glass fiber composites power the development of a modular, spiral-shaped hydroelectric micro turbine blade for low-cost, high-efficiency renewable energy generation.
#focusondesign #sustainability

Core

Sicomin GreenPoxy resins contribute to first NFC wind turbine nacelle

Sicomin’s bio-based resins, intumescent FR gelcoats and UV-resistant clear coatings meet stringent requirements for Greenboats’ 7.3-meter natural fiber composite nacelle.
#biomaterials #layup

Processes

Solvay to develop composite structure for Vertical Aerospace eVTOL aircraft

Composite and adhesive technologies will be supplied to Vertical Aerospace for a zero-emissions, all-electric prototype scheduled for a September 2021 test flight.
#uas #adhesives

Design/Simulation

Smart Slice simulation software now available from Dynamism

3D printing solutions provider Dynamism now offers optimization plugin Smart Slice from Teton Simulation.
#composites4_0

Glass Fibers

Teijin, Applied EV develop composite autonomous vehicle platform

One-piece glass fiber-reinforced SMC structural shell reduces 20% weight and manufacturing complexity of the zero-emissions Blanc Robot platform.
#electricvehicles #sustainability #sheetmoldingcompound

Design/Simulation

Toray nanoalloy technology develops new flexible and toughened polymer

New polymer combines PA6 with polyrotaxane and retains high thermal resistance, rigidity and strength with a bending fatigue limit that is 15-fold that of conventional polymers.

Carbon Fibers

Hybrid metal composite four-disc milling cutter reduces machining times by 78%

CompoTech and Hofmeister steel and carbon fiber tool achieves 50% faster cutting speed and 54% higher feed rate compared to conventional two-disc tools.
#cuttingtools