MASS TRANSIT

Urban Air Mobility

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.

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Associate Editor, CompositesWorld

Mass Transit

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.

Mass Transit

Talgo announces launch of hydrogen train by 2023

The new system will be configured as a modular solution that can be installed on all types of trains, as well as for upgrading previous diesel versions to hydrogen. 

Mass Transit

The markets: Pressure vessels (2021)

Demand for composite pressure vessels for storage of natural gas and hydrogen is expected to increase substantially over the next decade as OEMs and governments look for ways to reduce vehicle emissions.
#feature #multitudeofmarkets

Mass Transit

Hexagon Purus to supply composite pressure vessels for U.S. hydrogen-powered commuter train

The contract includes the development and approval of a developed cylinder storage system, with a hydrogen-powered train built and transferred to California by 2023. 

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Recycled carbon fiber on the rails

Aiming to increase the cost-weight viability of carbon fiber-reinforced composite structural components in railway vehicles, a prototype rail bogie prominently features recycled carbon fiber.
#layup #sustainability #weaving

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Videos / Podcasts

Automotive

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Wind/Energy

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

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

Carbon Fibers

Combining plastics and composites for Class A parts without tools

Plastics Unlimited’s patented TEC process cuts secondary finishing and meets multiple demands for medium-volume parts.
#infrastructure #discontinuousfiber #cuttingtools

Mass Transit

Virgin Hyperloop One presents technology to U.S. Congress

Virgin Hyperloop One working to grow roster of state and federal partners who support certification and regulatory investment in hyperloop.
#sustainability #regulation

Thermoplastics

AVK presents its 2018 Innovation Awards

The 2018 AVK Innovation Awards were presented at the International Composites Congress (ICC) on Nov 5, chosen from more than 50 submissions.
#outofautoclave #sustainability #airbus

Wind/Energy

Video: Manufacturing the Future With Composites

CAMX 2018 showcased a video giving attendees a glimpse of the future through the eyes of the composites industry and illustrating the way advanced materials are being used to improve our lives.
#sustainability #camx

Urban Air Mobility

GM announces eVTOL, delivery vehicle concepts

During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
#electricvehicles #generalmotors

Design/Simulation

Talgo announces launch of hydrogen train by 2023

The new system will be configured as a modular solution that can be installed on all types of trains, as well as for upgrading previous diesel versions to hydrogen. 

Energy Storage

Hexagon Purus to supply composite pressure vessels for U.S. hydrogen-powered commuter train

The contract includes the development and approval of a developed cylinder storage system, with a hydrogen-powered train built and transferred to California by 2023. 

Defense

RAMPF opens new composite solutions facility

The extended size and layout of the Ontario, Michigan, factory features state-of-the-art infrastructure for the production of carbon fiber and glass fiber composite parts. 

Mass Transit

Permali partnership project develops composite structure for hydrogen-powered buses

Low-cost, lightweight composite system for structural support of hydrogen fuel cylinders aims to halve the weight of current metallic hydrogen tanks and increase energy storage by 25%. 

Mass Transit

Arrival announces plans to establish first U.S. microfactory

The South Carolina-based microfactory will be the London-based company’s approach to bring down the cost of electric vehicles and accelerate mass adoption. Operations are expected to begin Q2 2021.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

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Construction

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.

Mass Transit

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

Prepregs

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

Curing

JEC World 2019 preview: Cobra

Cobra International will present its expanded capacity and increased capabilities for large composite components for multiple industries at JEC World 2019.
#autoclave

Mass Transit

New SAERTEX products offer fire protection

The company has released two new products in the area of fire protection for composites, SAERTEX LEO Coated Fabric and SAERcore LEO.
#outofautoclave

Construction

JEC World 2018 preview: Aliancys

At the upcoming JEC World 2018 trade show, Aliancys (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) will be presenting several new product innovations.
#sheetmoldingcompound