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NASA’s First Mars Aeroplane to be Made using Composites

A prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m, is planned to be ready for launch from a high altitude balloon later this year; it will be released at about 100,000 feet altitude, which will simulate the flight conditions of the Martian atmosphere, said Al Bowers, NASA Armstrong chief scientist and Prandtl-m program manager.

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NASA’s First Mars Aeroplane to be Made using Composites

Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office Using SRC, GRG and FRP

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Dubai to Build World’s First 3D Printed Office Using SRC, GRG and FRP

Dubai is planning to build the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building.

Easyfairs Acquires UK Tech Events

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Easyfairs has acquired UK Tech Events, organiser of the Advanced Engineering UK portfolio of events.

Kineco Kaman Composites–India Dispatches First Lot of Mission Consoles to BAE Systems for P-8 Program

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Kineco Kaman Composites–India Dispatches First Lot of Mission Consoles to BAE Systems for P-8 Program

Kineco Kaman Composites India (KKCI), a Joint Venture Company between Kineco Group of Goa and Kaman Aerospace Group USA, has made its first commercial dispatch of Composite Mission Consoles to BAE Systems, for the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft.

FIPA Presents: Grippers With All-round Elastomer Coating Gentle Handling of Plastic Parts

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FIPA Presents: Grippers With All-round Elastomer Coating Gentle Handling of Plastic Parts

With the new 100 series’ grippers, FIPA now offers a technically optimised gripper component.

Gulf Craft Majesty 155 Breakthrough into a New Dimension Supported by Gurit

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Gulf Craft Majesty 155 Breakthrough into a New Dimension Supported by Gurit

Gurit congratulates Gulf Craft on the official launch of their latest and largest superyacht to date, the Majesty 155.

Formaplex Secures AS9100C Accreditation

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Formaplex has secured the AS9100C accreditation for manufacturing and machining composite components for aerospace, defence and space industries.

Beckwood Press Company Partners with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Advanced Composite Materials & Manufacturing Processes

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has awarded Beckwood Press Company a contract to manufacture a custom hydraulic press for the compression moulding of various composite materials.

Boeing Donates First-Ever 787 Dreamliner to Nagoya's Central Japan International Airport

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Boeing, airline customers, industry partners and community leaders joined together on 7th July, 2015, to celebrate Boeing's donation of the first 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplane to Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan.

AOC Installs New Emulsion Mixer at Mexico Manufacturing Plant

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AOC has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Mexico facility with the addition of a new emulsion mixer.

Vietnam Airlines Becomes World’s Second Operator of the A350 XWB

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Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the all-new A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse, France.

Dymax Corporation’s European Subsidiary Celebrates 20 Years of Continuous Growth

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Dymax Europe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Composite Moulding Times Reduced by Advanced Manufacturing Breakthrough

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Composite Moulding Times Reduced by Advanced Manufacturing Breakthrough

Surface Generation has unveiled its new Multiplexing compression moulding technology for high-volume manufacturing that dramatically improves throughput; parts taking more than six minutes using traditional compression moulding can now be produced in two minutes using Multiplexing.

New Automated Cutter Means Increased Productivity for Formaplex

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New Automated Cutter Means Increased Productivity for Formaplex

To cope with increased demand for high quality composite components, Formaplex has installed a new Blackman and White Genesis high speed automated CNC cutting machine.

TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

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TRB Lightweight Structures Gains AS9100 Aerospace Accreditation

TRB Lightweight Structures (TRB) have successfully gained AS9100 (BS EN 9100) aerospace accreditation, adding to the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) and ISO 9001 certifications already in place.

Composites Europe 2015 Repeats Special Areas “Product Demonstration Area” and “Industry meets Science”

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Composites Europe 2015 will be running its “Product Demonstration Area” and “Industry meets Science” at Composites Europe, 22 - 24th September, 2015, in Stuttgart, Germany.

Pultrex Commissions New Pultrusion Machine

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Pultrex Commissions New Pultrusion Machine

A new pultrusion machine marks the sixth machine line at Pultrex’s 24 hour per day production facility in Manningtree, UK.

JEC Asia 2015 to Present Overview and Business Opportunities of an Asian Composites Market Worth US$ 31.8 bn

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JEC Asia 2015 to Present Overview and Business Opportunities of an Asian Composites Market Worth US$ 31.8 bn

JEC Asia will hold its 8th annual session at the SUNTEC centre in Singapore on October 20-22, 2015; its main theme will be Business Opportunities in Asia.

GM's Dr J Gary Smyth Keynote Speaker for CAMX

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CAMX, presented by the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) will feature Dr J Gary Smyth, Executive Director of Global Research and Development at General Motors, as the keynote speaker during the event which takes place in Dallas, US, at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Centre from October 26-29, 2015.

Gurit Agrees to Support the Yacht Racing Forum for Two Years

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Gurit will participate in the Yacht Racing Forum 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, on December 7-8, and will also support the 2016 edition of the event.

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