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Basaltex reveals basalt fiber milestone for use in rail carriage interiors

Testing and development of basalt fiber, bioresin and rPET combo achieves rigidity, fire resistance and lightweight properties that meet railway application standards.

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Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Compression Molding

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Mass Transit

TRB Lightweight Structures to supply composite components for Hitachi trains

New project to manufacture panels, partitions, doors and modified bike and bulk units for 23 trains that are set to enter service in 2022.

Mass Transit

IntegriCo Composites expands existing composite rail tie production into high-growth markets

Company bolsters existing product line into pipeline skids and construction matting parts while maintaining a continued focus on recycled plastic sustainability solutions. 
#sustainability

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 #focusondesign #autoclave

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Videos / Podcasts

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Marine

Composites Index contracts on weak backlogs

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

Carbon Fibers

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

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

Poly/Vinyl Esters

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.
#regulation #sustainability

Mass Transit

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.
#sheetmoldingcompound #layup #carbonnanotubes

Natural Fibers

Basaltex reveals basalt fiber milestone for use in rail carriage interiors

Testing and development of basalt fiber, bioresin and rPET combo achieves rigidity, fire resistance and lightweight properties that meet railway application standards.
#biomaterials

Mass Transit

Shift2Rail issues call for molding tools to produce composite door, interiors demonstrators

Tenders for molding tools in EU project to manufacture composites using compression molding process or equivalent due by April 22, 2021.
#SHM #outofautoclave

Mass Transit

INVENT GmbH demonstrates sensor network for structural monitoring on composite railcar structures

Patented DuraAct technology uses piezo-ceramics to detect damage in Deutsche Bahn train side skirts as part of faWaSiS research project.
#ndi #SHM #repair

Mass Transit

TRB Lightweight Structures to supply composite components for Hitachi trains

New project to manufacture panels, partitions, doors and modified bike and bulk units for 23 trains that are set to enter service in 2022.

Materials

IntegriCo Composites expands existing composite rail tie production into high-growth markets

Company bolsters existing product line into pipeline skids and construction matting parts while maintaining a continued focus on recycled plastic sustainability solutions. 
#sustainability

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

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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

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

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. ​​​​​​
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

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

Construction

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

Molds/Tools

JEC World 2018 preview: Aliancys

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