MASS TRANSIT

Construction

Composites Index contracts on weak exports

The Composites Index experienced further contraction in business activity in October, with a reading of 48.3, led by steep contraction in export orders. 
#economics

Marine

Connecting composites to steel

Hyconnect combines glass and steel fibers with welding to lightweight structures.
#regulation #adhesives

Carbon Fibers

3D printed composites with 60% fiber, less than 1% voids

9T Labs advances continuous carbon fiber 3D printing for industrial series structural components.
#trends #pei #pekk

Nanomaterials

Graphene Council partners with SAE International

The organizations will partner to share information on graphene and transportation advances and challenges, and will present their results at two events next year.

Automotive

ACMA hosts third transportation and defense policy fly-in

Forty ACMA members met with nearly 100 members of Congress and staff to advance legislation enabling composites usage in the aerospace and automotive sectors.
#workforcedevelopment #spiritaerosystems #uas

Mass Transit

CW's Top Shops puts operations in perspective

The inaugural CW Top Shops benchmarking survey is designed to help composites fabricators understand how efficient their manufacturing operations are. 
#marketing #cwtopshops #feature

Mass Transit

CW Top Shops: Meaningful data for composites fabricators

The amount of data produced by manufacturing facilities is increasing exponentially. CW Top Shops' inaugural benchmarking  survey helps contextualize some of that data.
#editorial #cwtopshops #marketing

Mass Transit

Hexagon awarded fuel systems order for hydrogen buses

The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses will reportedly have a driving range of up to 350 kilometers on one fill, with weight savings of 20% compared to previous models.
#marketing

Mass Transit

Composites Index contracts for third month

The Composites Index experienced its third month of contracting activity in September, registering 47.3.
#economics

Defense

Composites industry events focus on recycled carbon fiber, filament winding

CETMA and Suez present a workshop on recycled carbon fiber, MF Tech announces global filament winding convention, and SAMPE 2020 abstracts are due Nov. 15.
#sustainability