CARBON FIBERS

Prepregs

Heatcon to distribute Hexcel prepregs for UAV/AAM market

The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.

Hannah Mason
Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Partnership promotes Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials to North American market

Massachusetts-based CompositesTech will perform sales and marketing for the Hypetex fiber reinforcement portfolio and introduce it to new customers and markets.
#marketing #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

STELIA Aerospace participates in Dassault Aviation’s high-end business jet development

Ultra-long range business jet will feature four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the aircraft’s central fuselage section and pilot seats provided by STELIA, Rolls Royce engines and carbon fiber wings.
#stelia

Carbon Fibers

Plastic Omnium signs technological partnership with McPhy for hydrogen solution boost

Collaboration to improve the performance and connectivity of composite high-pressure vessels with hydrogen stations, speed up transition to carbon-free mobility.
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

ELG Carbon Fiber sells short fiber business, rebrands to Gen 2 Carbon

Procotex Corp. SA is chosen to continue developing company’s recycled long carbon fiber business, and rebranding seeks to develop next-generation carbon fiber recycling technologies.

The making of carbon fiber

The making of carbon fiber

A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.
#precursor #marketing #adhesives

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Videos / Podcasts

Aerospace

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.
#trends #electronics #electricvehicles

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Automotive

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.

Natural Fibers

Optimized fiber reinforcements, fabrics, NCFs

In this Digital Demo, Vectorply provides an overview of its fiber formatting capabilities and technical support operations.

Carbon Fibers

Automated weaving system targets high-performance, high-volume applications

Startup WEAV3D Inc.’s technology produces highly tunable, woven lattice reinforcements for cost-effective, high-volume automotive composites and precast concrete applications.
#weaving #workinprogress #automation

Glass Fibers

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Urban Air Mobility

Heatcon to distribute Hexcel prepregs for UAV/AAM market

The partnership includes North American distribution of Hexcel carbon fiber prepreg tapes and fabrics to support urban air mobility manufacturing and repair.

Carbon Fibers

Partnership promotes Hypetex colored carbon fiber materials to North American market

Massachusetts-based CompositesTech will perform sales and marketing for the Hypetex fiber reinforcement portfolio and introduce it to new customers and markets.
#marketing #sustainability

Carbon Fibers

STELIA Aerospace participates in Dassault Aviation’s high-end business jet development

Ultra-long range business jet will feature four aerostructure sub-assemblies for the aircraft’s central fuselage section and pilot seats provided by STELIA, Rolls Royce engines and carbon fiber wings.
#stelia

Automotive

Plastic Omnium signs technological partnership with McPhy for hydrogen solution boost

Collaboration to improve the performance and connectivity of composite high-pressure vessels with hydrogen stations, speed up transition to carbon-free mobility.
#hydrogen

Carbon Fibers

ELG Carbon Fiber sells short fiber business, rebrands to Gen 2 Carbon

Procotex Corp. SA is chosen to continue developing company’s recycled long carbon fiber business, and rebranding seeks to develop next-generation carbon fiber recycling technologies.

Wind/Energy

Fiberline Composites reports healthy growth in the wind power industry

Carbon and glass fiber profile supplier realizes more than 50% growth in its carbon fiber pultrusion segment in 2020, positioning it for further expansion in the market.

NEW PRODUCTS: CARBON FIBERS

Automotive

Manna Laminates FEATURE organosheet laminate targets EMS applications

Fiber-metal laminate (FML) can be thermoformed in the injection or compression mold, possesses ideal characteristics for electric vehicle applications.

Carbon Fibers

Teijin launches carbon fiber intermediate material brands

Tenax PW and Tenax BM is a series of aircraft- and satellite-quality materials made for sport applications with superior strength, toughness and durability compared to standard Teijin carbon fiber prepregs

Design/Simulation

Anisoprint launches Aura 2.1 slicing software for continuous fiber 3D printing

New features include “masks” giving users greater control over fiber reinforcement in an easy-to-visualize manner.
#continuousfiberAM

Aerospace

Stratasys carbon fiber material for 3D printer line is more functional, lightweight and versatile

ABS-based carbon fiber material for the Stratasys F123 Series 3D printer line is 15% stronger and 50% stiffer compared to standard ABS.

Design/Simulation

Hybrid metal composite four-disc milling cutter reduces machining times by 78%

CompoTech and Hofmeister steel and carbon fiber tool achieves 50% faster cutting speed and 54% higher feed rate compared to conventional two-disc tools.
#cuttingtools

Glass Fibers

Airbond expands composite fiber splicing product range and capabilities

Splicing limits increased tenfold to handle more challenging materials at higher concentrations.
#aramidfiber