MATERIALS NEWS

Glass Fibers

Dieffenbacher Fiberforge system contributes to South Korean UNIST research

Ordered from Dieffenbacher in 2019, the tape laying system has enabled the advancement of research for companies in the automotive and aerospace industries.
#layup

Epoxies

Huntsman Corp. acquires Gabriel Performance Products

Gabriel will continue the strategic growth of its specialty additives and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, adhesives and composites end markets with Huntsman.
#adhesives

Glass Fibers

Dura Composites appoints new United Arab Emirates GRP distributor

The partnership with UAE-based Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies will help Dura expand its global footprint and GRP products into the Middle Eastern industrial market.
#infrastructure

ATL/AFP

Victrex, Electroimpact achieve thermoset AFP speeds using thermoplastics

Using Electroimpact’s AFP technology and Victrex’s low-melt PAEK prepreg tape, the companies report laydown speeds of 4,000 inches per minute.
#paek #automation #outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Employment opportunity: Business Development Manager and Production Planner, Sigmatex

Sigmatex Carbon Textile Solutions is seeking a Business Development Manager and Production Planner to join its team in Cameron, South Carolina. 
#jobposting

Design/Simulation

AZL Aachen webinar: Designing with thermoplastic composites

AZL Aachen is hosting the fifth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Best Practices in Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Composites” on Thursday, Jan. 28, 1:00-2:45 p.m. (13:00-14:45) CET.

Consumer

SHAPE Machining, Supernatural-X collaborate on composite electric guitar

Made from reclaimed carbon fiber, the lightweight guitar possesses excellent tuning stability, and zero RF interference.

Testing

Bercella develops carbon fiber monocoque for Hypercar model racer

Carbon fiber chassis, FIAS and RIAS will ensure the SCG 007 racer’s compliance with new power and weight regulations for its participation in the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours race.
#regulation

Carbon Fibers

Kordsa supplies carbon fiber fabric for TRB EV battery enclosure production

Kordsa’s supply of carbon fiber fabric offers additional electric vehicle lightweighting opportunities for TRB Lightweight Structures. 
#electricvehicles

Fabrics/Preforms

Spintech opens new composites manufacturing division, Hawthorn Composites

New division specializes in manufacturing complex geometry composite parts using novel dry fiber preforming and resin infusion techniques, extending Spintech composite capabilities.
#automation #outofautoclave