MASS TRANSIT

Consumer

CW Top Shops benchmarking survey deadline extended to March 9

CompositesWorld has launched its second annual Top Shops survey, designed to assess and benchmark the quality and efficiency of composites fabrication facilities around the world.
#marketing #cwtopshops

Wind/Energy

JEC World 2020 postponed to May 12-14

Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and concerns about exhibitor and attendee safety drove the decision. JEC World is the composites industry’s largest trade event. 

Mass Transit

TRB Lightweight Structures, Toyota form JV for high-volume composite parts for EVs

The new venture has opened a U.S. location and will begin delivering composite battery enclosures to a Tier 1 supplier to the truck and bus industry this year.
#toyota

Wind/Energy

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project

Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.
#sustainability #airbus

Automotive

Composites Index expands for first time since June

The Composites Index for January 2020 was 54.3, indicating strong expansion in all categories but exports.
#economics

Carbon Fibers

JEC announces finalists for 2020 Innovation Awards

JEC Group has announced its JEC Innovation Awards finalists, 33 total from 11 categories. Winners will be announced at JEC World 2020 on March 4.
#outofautoclave #biomaterials #layup

Aerospace

JEC World 2020 preview

JEC World 2020, the largest composites-focused trade event, will be held March 3-5 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.
#sustainability #application

Mass Transit

Abaris provides on-site technical training for Proterra customers

The training is a joint effort designed to teach structural composite repairs to Proterra’s more than 100 North American metro-transit customers.
#adhesives #workforcedevelopment #electricvehicles

Automotive

Composites Index ends year on production boost

The Composites Index closed 2019 with a December reading of 49.2.
#economics

Defense

ITHEC 2020 call for papers by Feb. 15

Premier thermoplastic composites conference features enlarged exhibition and new Advanced Thermoplastic Composite 3D Printing Forum, powered by CompositesWorld.