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Mass Transit

Mallinda Inc. awarded National Science Foundation funding

The producer of vitrimer polymers says it will use the Phase IIB supplemental funding to develop composites for the transportation segment. 
#sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools

Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.
#infrastructure #discontinuousfiber #cuttingtools

Carbon Fibers

SGL Carbon supports student Hyperloop prototype from TUM

Hyperloop prototype developed and built by students at the Technical University of Munich will compete in this year’s Space X Hyperloop pod competition on July 21 in Los Angeles.
#weaving

Wind/Energy

Inaugural National Composites Week to recognize, promote and celebrate composites manufacturing

From Aug. 26-30, 2019, composites manufacturers are encouraged to use social media, traditional media and in-person events to shine a light on the industry.
#marketing #braiding

Mass Transit

Index activity expands, led by production

The Composites Fabricating Index for May 2019 came in at 53.3, led higher by production activity.
#economics

Mass Transit

Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Congress

Virgin Hyperloop One working to grow roster of state and federal partners who support certification and regulatory investment in hyperloop.
#regulation #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

HyperloopTT offers USDOT first look at full-scale hyperloop system

HyperloopTT reveals its full-scale 320m passenger system and presents the first certification guidelines for Hyperloop systems to USDOT officials.
#regulation #workforcedevelopment

Defense

AMRC, Tinsley Bridge develop metal-composite anti-roll bar for trucks and trains

Innovate UK project achieved 65% weight reduction via CFRP stabilizer bar and now tests for service performance and durability.
#infrastructure

Mass Transit

WMG prototypes CFRP frame for Very Light Rail (VLR) demonstration vehicle

Braided thermoplastic composite frame enables lightweight, recyclability and high-volume manufacturing.
#trends #sustainability #peek

Mass Transit

Mallinda raises strategic investment from SABIC

The Colorado startup aims to scale up its pre-cured thermoset composite materials for use in the transporation industry.