MASS TRANSIT

Mass Transit

AIMPLAS develops flame-resistant resins for railway lightweighting project

As part of the European MAT4RAIL project, AIMPLAS developed flame-resistant hybrid resin formulations for composite structural components.
#trends #regulation

Aerospace

Hyundai Motor Co., Uber unveil air taxi model

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the companies announced an aerial ridesharing partnership and a new eVTOL design.
#aeroengines #electricvehicles #electronics

Automotive

COHMAS Lab to host composite materials workshop

The composites industry and engineering workshop will be held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in March 2020.
#composites4_0

Mass Transit

Elon Musk teases Vegas Hyperloop tunnel for 2020

The Boring Co. hopes to complete a Hyperloop project in Las Vegas in 2020 that would carry passengers between the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) and the Las Vegas Strip.
#electricvehicles

Mass Transit

Bitrez Ltd partners with EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub

Polymers specialist Bitrez will partner with academic and industry partners to develop affordable, sustainable, next-generation composites.
#regulation #sustainability

Glass Fibers

Exel Composites supplies fiberglass profiles for electric buses

Exel Composites provided Chinese bus supplier Yutong with the skirt and side panels for 33 electric buses, which were delivered to Helsinki, Finland.
#sustainability

Consumer

The R&D we don't see

Shedding light on unrecognized composites manufacturing innovation.
#editorial

Marine

Composites Index improves on employment, new orders

The Composites Index moved higher in November with a reading of 49.4.
#economics

Materials

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Aiming to increase the cost-weight viability of carbon fiber-reinforced composite structural components in railway vehicles, a prototype rail bogie prominently features recycled carbon fiber.
#layup #focusondesign #autoclave

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber composite rail bogie unveiled

The CAFIBO rail bogie is constructed from recycled and surplus carbon fiber and was developed by ELG Carbon Fibre and partners.