MARINE

Marine

IBEX 2020 will transition to a virtual-only event

IBEX, North America’s largest technical trade event for the marine industry, goes virtual in light of pandemic concerns.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Marine

Compa Repairs signs agreement to extend composite ship repair services

The partnership brings Croatia-based Compa Repairs closer to establishing its ship repair service network globally. 

Glass Fibers

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Thermoplastics

DSM introduces new UHMWPE fiber

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

Natural Fibers

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

World’s largest center console with single-skin hull

Navy RHIB concept goes commercial in the new HydraSports Custom Sueños high-performance offshore fishing boat.
#outofautoclave #aramidfiber #marketing

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Videos / Podcasts

Marine

3D printing large composite molds with a 5-axis CNC machine

Hungarian manufacturer uses CEAD Robot Extruder to cut composite tooling time and cost.
#cuttingtools #layup #application

Consumer

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Carbon Fibers

Artemis Technologies and Creative Composites partner on eFoiler to cut drag on fast vessels by 90%

Composites-intensive electric propulsion system will make marine travel at high-speed and long-range commercially viable and help meet U.K.’s 2025 zero-emissions requirements.
#workforcedevelopment #composites4_0

Fabrics/Preforms

IRT Jules Verne, Airbus and Fives launch MADRAS automated textile deposition line for WING project

Goal is full-scale testing of large, complex shape preforms at 5-6 times faster speeds for future aircraft.
#sustainability #airbus

Defense

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

Defense

Plug-and-produce AFP system installed in one day and debuts at composites automation center

Addcomposites completes installations of its AFP-XS toolhead at KUKA Finland and SAM|XL in Netherlands.
#layup #windblades #airbus

Marine

Marine composite repair technology research demonstrates success

EU-funded COMPA Repairs glass and carbon fiber composite patch technology promises durable, fast, cost-effective ship repair.
#adhesives

Marine

IBEX 2020 will transition to a virtual-only event

IBEX, North America’s largest technical trade event for the marine industry, goes virtual in light of pandemic concerns.

Carbon Fibers

Compa Repairs signs agreement to extend composite ship repair services

The partnership brings Croatia-based Compa Repairs closer to establishing its ship repair service network globally. 

Marine

PlasmaBound completes €1.1 million investment round

Ireland-based PlasmaBound has developed controlled polymer ablation (CPA) technology, which joins structural adhesives to composites materials.
#infrastructure #windblades #adhesives

Core

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.

Additive Manufacturing

Ascent Aerospace invests in large-format AM machine

The LFAM machine will enable fabrication and delivery of production-ready fixtures and molds at significantly reduced lead-times. 

Automotive

Composites suppliers, fabricators respond to coronavirus

Companies across the composites industry supply chain share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their businesses, and how they are available to help.

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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

Processes

Hexcel low-temp-cure adhesive targets marine applications

Hexcel has launched its new low-temperature, fast-cure HexBond 679 adhesive film.
#adhesives

Mass Transit

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

Carbon Fibers

SAERTEX introduces glass, carbon fiber fabrics for wind blades, marine

The company is launching a range of new glass and carbon fiber materials for wind turbine rotor blades, boatbuilding and more.
#outofautoclave #windblades

Marine

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

Construction

AXYZ redesigns Infinite CNC router

The machine is designed for high-precision cutting of fiber reinforcements for a variety of end market applications. 
#cuttingtools