CONSUMER

Carbon Fibers

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.

Ginger Gardiner
Senior Editor, CompositesWorld

Consumer

Refitech launches carbon fiber composite telescopic tube

The lightweight RefiFLEX TS pole22 is said to be ideal for carrying audiovisual equipment and applications in the hospitality and medical industries.

Consumer

Covestro incorporates thermoplastic composites into sports shoe

Covestro collaborated with global sportswear company Anta Sports Products to incorporate a carbon fiber shank to improve the torsional stiffness of a KT6 basketball shoe. 

Design/Simulation

Samad aerospace unveils luxury Q-Starling personal air vehicle

The hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft boasts all carbon fiber, a hybrid-electric turbo generator and a stylish, modern design.

Carbon Fibers

Headwear protection manufacturer incorporates styrenics-based composites

INEOS Styrolutions’ carbon fiber composite StyLight Hybrid S material offers Casco International’s customers more protection in demanding environments.

carbon fiber composite camping trailer

Greener camping: Sonic X breaks barriers

Prototype travel trailer generates excitement, leads to new commercial models.
#marketing #electricvehicles #generalmotors

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Videos / Podcasts

Consumer

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#sustainability

Consumer

Thermoplastic composites add light weight, durability to personal transport

The laptop-sized WALKCAR automatic people mover is constructed from Teijin thermoplastic carbon fiber composite materials.
#application

Injection/Overmolding

Conbility: Mass production of composite tape laminates

RWTH Aachen spin-off scales up production for low-cost, in-situ consolidated composites as inserts for lighter, cheaper injection-molded parts.
#trends #composites4_0 #continuousfiberAM

Carbon Fibers

CFIP reinforces material with continuous carbon fibers post-process.

Continuous Fiber Injection Process (CFIP) technology works with additive manufacturing to strengthen plastics, metals and ceramics, creating complex-shaped-composites and high-strength joints.  
#nextgenaerospace #continuousfiberAM #outofautoclave

Automotive

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Marine

Episode 31: John Riendeau, Rhode Island Commerce

Rhode Island Commerce director of business development John Riendeau discusses how the state’s legacy experience in boat building has translated into expertise in new markets within the composites industry.
#aramidfiber #workforcedevelopment #windblades

Consumer

Britannia boat cradles manufactured with ELG recycled carbon fiber

ELG Carbon Fibre has processed more than 1.2 metric tonnes of INEOS Team UK’s carbon fiber waste materials to produce two cradles for the new race boat.
#outofautoclave

Consumer

Brightlands Materials Center advances continuous fiber 3D printing in Limberg Bike

Other composites innovations include recyclable CFRP connectors, interwoven Dynema/carbon fiber reinforcements and integrating damage sensors into the frame.
#sustainability

Consumer

Refitech launches carbon fiber composite telescopic tube

The lightweight RefiFLEX TS pole22 is said to be ideal for carrying audiovisual equipment and applications in the hospitality and medical industries.

Consumer

Covestro incorporates thermoplastic composites into sports shoe

Covestro collaborated with global sportswear company Anta Sports Products to incorporate a carbon fiber shank to improve the torsional stiffness of a KT6 basketball shoe. 

Consumer

Samad aerospace unveils luxury Q-Starling personal air vehicle

The hybrid-electric VTOL aircraft boasts all carbon fiber, a hybrid-electric turbo generator and a stylish, modern design.

Carbon Fibers

Headwear protection manufacturer incorporates styrenics-based composites

INEOS Styrolutions’ carbon fiber composite StyLight Hybrid S material offers Casco International’s customers more protection in demanding environments.

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.

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Curing

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave

Consumer

TFP highlights basalt veil and intumescent fire protection materials

Technical Fibre Products’ basalt veil is ideal for high-temperature performance, and its Technofire fire protection materials extensively protect underlying structures from heat.
#infrastructure

Marine

DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber

Compared to DSM’s original Dyneema thermoplastic fiber products, Trosar addresses a wider range of high-performance applications.
#sustainability

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

Consumer

New Hexcel materials target marine, automotive, sporting goods

Hexcel is showcasing new composites technologies and parts that have been developed for the marine, automotive and sport industries.
#adhesives #weaving #layup

Hi-Temp Resins

Toray structural resin system developed for high-end motorsports

The Toray TC346 prepreg resin system is said to have the highest combined Tg and high-temperature mechanical property retention available for the market.
#layup