MARINE

Marine

Trelleborg unveils high-temperature castable epoxy tooling material

Low-density TC350 epoxy board supports the creation of tooling in a range of sizes and complexities for carbon fiber, PP and GFRP parts.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Carbon Fibers

Solico, Structor Engineering develop composite superyacht cinema screen 

Twenty-five square-meter superyacht cinema screen supported by carbon fiber support structure which can hold the screen stable in 14 knots of wind and can be deployed in less than four minutes.

Additive Manufacturing

MAMBO tests the waters for 3D printing large marine structures

With its MAMBO boat, Moi Composites demonstrates use of its continuous fiber 3D printing technology for customized, automated production for the boating industry.
#continuousfiberAM

Marine

West System provides materials for Atlantic-crossing rowing boat

The crew plans to be the first to sail its carbon fiber/fiberglass composite, pure class rowing boat non-stop 3,800 miles from Europe to South America.

Additive Manufacturing

CEAD and Belotti make large-scale additive composites manufacturing accessible for industry

Strategic partnership combines expertise of additive and subtractive manufacturing into single hybrid solution: BEAD.

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 #marketing #aramidfiber

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Additive Manufacturing

Large-format 3D printing enables toolless, rapid production for AUVs

Dive Technologies started by 3D printing prototypes of its composite autonomous underwater vehicles, but AM became the solution for customizable, toolless production.
#discontinuousfiber

Consumer

CompPair closes seed funding to advance composite self-healing technology

EPFL spin-off company has launched HealTech which repairs composite damage in one minute by applying heat.
#repair

Infusion

Impact tests on RAMSSES ship hull demonstrator show resilience of composites

Damen Shipbuilding and project consortium partners test 6-meter-high, resin-infused composite hull section.
#regulation

Carbon Fibers

Symmetrix Composites, American Magic partner for America's Cup

Prepping the U.S. challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, Symmetrix applied its large format 5-axis CNC machine to produce the patterns and molds within sub-millimeter accuracy. 

Design/Simulation

Altair named official supplier for Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team

With the 36th America’s Cup yacht race approaching, Altair’s design platform has enabled a systematic and detailed approach to composite optimization for the racing team’s boat.

Marine

Nemesis Yachts announces all-composite hydrofoil luxury yacht

Powered by a hydrogen-electric battery, solar panels and a wing sail, Nemesis One promises speed, comfort and sustainability.
#trends #sustainability

Materials

Rhode Island boat recycling program plans expansion to other states

Having recycled 60 tons of fiberglass in two years, the RIMTA program will expand to Conn., Mass., Maine and Wash. state via funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
#sustainability

Carbon Fibers

Solico, Structor Engineering develop composite superyacht cinema screen 

Twenty-five square-meter superyacht cinema screen supported by carbon fiber support structure which can hold the screen stable in 14 knots of wind and can be deployed in less than four minutes.

Marine

West System provides materials for Atlantic-crossing rowing boat

The crew plans to be the first to sail its carbon fiber/fiberglass composite, pure class rowing boat non-stop 3,800 miles from Europe to South America.

Aerospace

CEAD and Belotti make large-scale additive composites manufacturing accessible for industry

Strategic partnership combines expertise of additive and subtractive manufacturing into single hybrid solution: BEAD.

Core

Cobra International rapidly scales up Radinn glass fiber electric surfboards

Cobra manufacturing platform to deliver 300 composite boards per month, with 25% weight savings, tight tolerances, detailed QC and documentation records.
#weaving

Materials

EuCIA, EBI partnership aims to progress EOL composite solutions for boat building applications

Partnership will follow EU policy developments, focus on dismantling, recycling and future composite materials.

Marine

Gurit Q1 2021 sales results indicate decline in lightweighting business

Composite Materials and Kitting negatively impacted by slowdown in China and reduced material pricing. Marine and industrial recover to pre-COVID-19 levels, aerospace stabilizes at low levels.
#windblades

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Marine

Trelleborg unveils high-temperature castable epoxy tooling material

Low-density TC350 epoxy board supports the creation of tooling in a range of sizes and complexities for carbon fiber, PP and GFRP parts.

Automotive

Farécla polishing and finishing compounds offer improved finishes and application ease

Norton|Saint-Gobain Abrasives’ Farécla line is designed to enhance shine on painted surface, gel coats and wood lacquers, and can be applied to finished composites.

Epoxies

ATL Composites epoxy laminating system maintains new surfboard appearance

KINETIX R111 is a solvent-free, liquid epoxy resin optimized with a translucent blue tint that produces a clear, bright finish for surfboard products.

Defense

Dynamic Modifiers introduces low-smoke, flame-retardant thermoplastic compound

Made for a wide range of markets, PAL...VersaCHAR addresses concerns surrounding traditional flame-retardant materials without sacrificing performance.

Aerospace

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

Carbon Fibers

Sino Polymer develops high-performance epoxy resin systems for prepreg applications

The one-component carbon fiber prepreg can be cured at 150ºC for 10 minutes, is suitable for structural parts requiring Tg within 120-140ºC and can be stored for up to 18 months at -18ºC
#layup