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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.

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Composite Moulding Times Reduced by Advanced Manufacturing Breakthrough

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.

HK Research Expands Production Facility

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HK Research Expands Production Facility

HK Research Corporation has recently completed an expansion of their North Carolina, US production facility after a significant increase in demand for the products they manufacture.

Barracuda Sponsors Aeris Training Centre

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Barracuda Sponsors Aeris Training Centre

The result of a partnership between Aeris Energia and Barracuda Advanced Composites to open a training centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, will help thousands of Aeris employees and apprentices to develop their composite manufacturing skills.

Fibrelite Defies Manufacturing Report

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Fibrelite Defies Manufacturing Report

British Manufacturers’ organisation EEF may be reporting that the sector has lost momentum in recent months (The Guardian, June 1st 2015), but Skipton-based manufacturer Fibrelite continues to demonstrate UK manufacturing: providing innovative, highly engineered GRP composite manhole and trench covers with quick delivery to customers.

Price Increase for AOC Brominated Fire-Retardant Resins

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AOC has increased the price of all brominated fire-retardant resins by US$0.06 - $0.11/lb.

Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

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Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

Carbon fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax is to be used in the lightweight body of an electric race car operated by TEAM APEV with MONSTER SPORT.

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

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SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

SCIGRIP has successfully completed the SCIGRIP Solar Boat’s sea trials in preparation for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup next month.

ThyssenKrupp and Maxion Wheels Sign Cooperation Agreement

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ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components and Maxion Wheels have established a cooperation agreement to develop and market innovative new ultra-lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre hybrid wheels for the premium vehicle OEM market with the aim to offer customers exceptional performance benefits at an attractive price point.

AutoDISC Proposes Non-Destructive Inspection Innovation for Future Generation Composite Aircraft

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AutoDISC, an Innovate UK funded research project is developing a new system for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) for future generation composite aircraft using CAD controlled robotics that will ensure aircraft are both safe to fly and have reduced aircraft hangar time, thus saving costs.

A320 Jetliner Starts Commercial Flights with Safran-Designed Ceramic Matrix Composite Exhaust Cone

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A320 Jetliner Starts Commercial Flights with Safran-Designed Ceramic Matrix Composite Exhaust Cone

The ceramic matrix composite (CMC) exhaust cone designed by Safran company Herakles, made its first commercial flight on June 16, 2015, on a CFM56-5B* engine powering an Air France Airbus A320 jetliner.

BGF Industries Releases Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Material

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BGF Industries has launched its latest innovation in thermoplastic composite material, PolyPreg.

First Qure Contract Achieves Customer Accept

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First Qure Contract Achieves Customer Accept

Quickstep Holdings have announced that a €4.24 million ($6.2 million AUD) contract to deliver the first Qure technology for a commercial client is nearing completion.

Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

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Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

Spirit AeroSystems has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K 'King Stallion' heavy lift helicopter program's System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract.

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