CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Adapa A/S technology chosen for flexible composite design and manufacture

The University of Stuttgart Institute of Aircraft Design is using adaptive mold technology to develop composite products and automated robotic manufacture processes for the construction industry.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Epoxies

Building the Museum of the Future

FR composite panels provide structure, sealing and iconic facade for pioneering architecture in Dubai.
#insidemanufacturing #infrastructure

Construction

Deceuninck introduces improved custom architectural solutions line, Innergy AP

The line of custom fiber-reinforced polymer commercial components offered under Innergy AP deliver both structural strength and thermal performance.

Construction

Scott Bader, Structural Science Composites partner for resin supply

The five-year partnership will enable SSC to grow its business and manufacture composite covers and frames.
#workforcedevelopment

Aerospace

Hybrid Air Vehicles joins Telecom Infra Project

Retaining a large payload and long endurance capabilities, the company’s Airlander aircraft has the potential to improve internet connectivity for millions of people.
#electricvehicles

Videos / Podcasts

CAMX Expo

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

Structural Composites and Compsys Inc. are featuring low-cost, high-performance composite material innovations.
#camx #infrastructure

Construction

Carbon fiber-reinforced concrete accelerates in Germany

TU Dresden and C3 – Carbon Concrete Composite demonstrator aims to reduce concrete material use by 50% and CO2 emissions by up to 70%; Hitexbau touts high-volume automated production for carbon fiber textile grids.
#regulation #sustainability #trends

Automotive

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

For February 2020, the Composites Index contracted slightly with a reading of 49.7.
#economics

Construction

National Composites Centre unveils digital composites technologies

The U.K.’s National Composites Centre unveils new composites manufacturing technologies, marking the culmination of a two-year, £36.7m digitization project.
#airbus #outofautoclave #ndi

Construction

Disruptive composite tubing manufacturing

TUBETEC delivers high-performance, hollow composites in unimaginable shapes with beautiful surface finish, fast turn-around and affordability.
#aramidfiber #outofautoclave #braiding

Additive Manufacturing

FRP bridge prototype uses large-scale 3D printing

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM produced a pedestrian bridge prototype using large-scale additive manufacturing of continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.
#sustainability #infrastructure #trends

Aerospace

National Composites Week: How composites protect us

As we celebrate National Composites Week, here’s a look at some of the ways composites keeping us safe.  
#f-35 #lockheedmartin #braiding

Construction

Adapa A/S technology chosen for flexible composite design and manufacture

The University of Stuttgart Institute of Aircraft Design is using adaptive mold technology to develop composite products and automated robotic manufacture processes for the construction industry.
#automation

Construction

Deceuninck introduces improved custom architectural solutions line, Innergy AP

The line of custom fiber-reinforced polymer commercial components offered under Innergy AP deliver both structural strength and thermal performance.

Construction

Scott Bader, Structural Science Composites partner for resin supply

The five-year partnership will enable SSC to grow its business and manufacture composite covers and frames.
#workforcedevelopment

Construction

Hybrid Air Vehicles joins Telecom Infra Project

Retaining a large payload and long endurance capabilities, the company’s Airlander aircraft has the potential to improve internet connectivity for millions of people.
#electricvehicles

Glass Fibers

AIT Bridges ships first composite bridge system to the West Coast

Comprised of 12 fiberglass composite arches, the bridge was spliced, transported and reassembled on-site, expediting the building process.
#trends #infrastructure

Construction

Purdue develops lignin extraction method for sustainable composite board resin binder

The extraction method reduces production cost, long-term health hazards and can be used as the main component in a non-formaldehyde binder system.
#biomaterials #sustainability

NEW PRODUCTS: CONSTRUCTION

Automotive

Kraibon elastomer improves adhesion and composite material properties

Gummiwerk KRAIBURG’s elastomer product protects against impact, directly adheres to materials, improves damping properties and more.
#adhesives

Thermoplastics

Royal DSM presents glass-filled polypropylene granules for 3D printing

The glass-filled polypropylene (PP), optimized for fused granulated fabrication (FGF) is suitable for additive manufacturing of structural and demanding applications.
#infrastructure

Construction

CAMX 2020 exhibit preview: Structural Composites, Compsys

Structural Composites and Compsys Inc. are featuring low-cost, high-performance composite material innovations.
#camx #infrastructure

Molds/Tools

Gurit features core materials, adhesives, resins, molds for wind, aerospace

Gurit is featuring its offerings and expertise for wind energy, composite tooling and lightweighting applications such as aerospace, rail, healthcare and marine. ​​​​​​
#adhesives #cyanateester #windblades

Fabrics/Preforms

Dieffenbacher innovations focus on SMC, D-LFT

Dieffenbacher is presenting its solutions for tape laying, SMCs, D-LFT and wet molding technologies, as well as a new messaging and ticket system app.
#peek #sheetmoldingcompound

Construction

Polygon develops PolyLube composite bearings

The filament-wound fiberglass/epoxy bearings are lightweight, high-strength, corrosion-resistant and designed to easily replace existing metal bushings.