DESIGN/SIMULATION

Automotive

Porsche, Bcomp collaborate on racing car with all-natural fiber composite bodywork

The Cayman 718 GT4 CS delivers a full natural fiber composite bodywork kit for the Four Motors racing team at the 24 Hours Nürburgring race.

Design/Simulation

Autoflight premiers carbon fiber eVTOL aircraft

The V400 Albatross eVTOL aircraft has a canard layout design and the whole machine body incorporates carbon fiber for lighter weight, strength and rigidity. 

Automotive

Classic Recreations uses carbon fiber for GT500CR Mustang

Classic Recreations’ limited-edition Shelby GT500CR Carbon Edition cars is said to mark the first extensive use of carbon fiber in an American muscle car.
#weaving #ford

Automotive

AZL begins multi-material battery casing project for electromobility

The eight-month joint development project will begin with a concept study for the final design and manufacture of the prototype. Interested companies can initiate participation until October 22, 2020.
#electricvehicles

Design/Simulation

Contact-less microsensor targets real-time NDT for composite structures

RVmagnetics’ MicroWire self-monitors composite structures via embedding during the production process. It improves safety, control and real-time data for predictive maintenance. 
#ndi

RTM

BBG presents self-closing HP-RTM molds for CFRP compact hydrogen tank production

The autonomous concept, sufficient for series production, enables lower investment costs. Up to 15 cylinders can be produced simultaneously per operation.
#braiding

Design/Simulation

Jiangsu Hansu launches high-performance UD composite tapes

Continuous carbon fibers incorporate SABIC’s ULTEM powder, which increase high-performance and potential for aerospace applications.
#pei #sustainability

Thermoplastics

EconCore, Toray and Bostik collaborate on FST-qualified thermoplastic honeycomb panels

Developed for mass transportation applications, including aircraft interiors, the material improves upon the cost, sustainability and versatility of conventional sandwich layup.
#adhesives #regulation #layup

Prepregs

Vega VV16 rocket launches with Bercella composites dispenser structure onboard

The CFRP dispenser structure, developed for the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS), was successfully launched for the European Space Agency.
#space

Carbon Fibers

Thermwood demonstrates vertical layer print additive technology

The new approach for large scale 3D printing was validated via Thermwood’s LSAM system and printed parts up to 5 by 10 by 10 feet.