MATERIALS NEWS

Aerospace

German composite specialist INVENT collaborates in SUSTAINair for increased aircraft circularity

Three-and-a-half-year, 11-partner EU project will include metals and composites spanning design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, assembly and recycling.
#SHM #composites4_0

Wind/Energy

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Energy Storage

Faurecia to supply CFRP tanks and hydrogen storage systems for Stellantis light commercial vehicles

Zero-emission fuel cell technology first available on Citroën, Opal and Peugeot vehicles with more to come.

Aerospace

Retrofitted EHang facility for commercial AAV production close to completion

Yunfu facility to house AAV assembly lines, CNC processing center, carbon fiber composite materials processing area and more, with initial annual AAV capacity of 600 units.

Epoxies

RAMPF offers lightweight construction with high-performance epoxy board and liquid materials

Raku Tool epoxy boards, gelcoats, laminating resins and infusion and RTM systems offered, with encompassing technical support.

Carbon Fibers

Cobra International commissions prepreg compression molding production line

Production capacity delivers highly structural prepreg carbon fiber hydrofoil components with a final surface finish straight from the mold.

Automotive

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Testing

Continuous Composites demonstrates CF3D technology for Lockheed Martin, AFRL WiSDM project

Continuous Composites carbon fiber wing spar structural performance achieves 160% design limit load with no damage detected, offers potential for aerospace-grade composite printing.
#lockheedmartin #continuousfiberAM

Automotive

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.
#electricvehicles #sustainability

Thermoplastics

TUMI unveils premium composite capsule luggage and travel collection inspired by McLaren

Nine-piece collection embodies TUMI and McLaren’s mutual focus on quality, lifestyle and advanced material usage for elegant business, and travel.
#formula1