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Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems and Dream Chaser program partner, Lockheed Martin have unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft composite airframe.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

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Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

Composite Advantage has established partner company FRP Constructors to provide critical on-site delivery and installation services for its Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite bridges and bridge decks.

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

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Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe.

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

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Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeting of minds, discussing key innovations in using FRP’s in transport applications.

MHI to increase Production of Composite Wing Boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will investment in its production facilities for the 787 composite wing box at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in response to Boeing's plan to increase production rate of 787 from the current 10 shipsets per month to 14 shipsets by the end of decade.

Sigma Expands with RMDG Acquisition

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Sigma Components has acquired RMDG Aerospace in a deal with Tricorn Group valued at £1.1 million.

RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

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RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

RTP Company has installed a new state-of-the-art pultrusion line and is now producing Very Long Fibre (“VLF”) compounds at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. 

Plataine Patent Office Multi-Dimensional Resource Optimisation in the Manufacture of Substantially Two-Dimensional Elements in the US

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Plataine has been granted United States Patent # 8,798,779, titled "Multi-dimensional resource optimisation in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements".

Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

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Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

4D Engineering, the UK and Ireland Distributor for Robotmaster, has appointed Loop Technology, based in Dorchester, UK, as an authorised reseller for the Robotmaster range of CAD/CAM software, for Offline Programming of Robots.

RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

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RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

RAMPF Innovation Award 2014, and prize money, goes to developers of fast-curing polyurethane foam gasket.

Boeing Announces Education Partnership with American Air Museum

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Boeing has developed a new education and outreach partnership with the American Air Museum and the extension of the Boeing-Air League flying scholarship programme.

AIC Saves Hampshire Composite Manufacturer up to 7,500 Production Hours per Year

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AIC has helped a Hampshire, UK, based composite manufacturer save up to 7,500 hours of lost production per year (150 per week) by upgrading the control systems of eight ovens with its AMCS (Autoclave Management Control System).

Advanced Engineering 2014 Set to Break Records

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Advanced Engineering 2014 Set to Break Records

Organisers state this year’s Advanced Engineering UK group of events, to be held at NEC Birmingham on 11-12 November is already shaping up as the biggest and best yet.

NetComposites Look for Industry Survey Respondents

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NetComposites has launched its latest survey, aimed at helping it better service the needs of its customers, and is offering respondents the chance to win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers

Continental Structural Plastics to Acquire Magna’s Composites Operations

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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has signed an agreement to acquire the composites operations of Magna Exteriors. 

Fraunhofer IPT Offers Configurable Tape Placement Head for Serial Manufacturing

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Fraunhofer IPT Offers Configurable Tape Placement Head for Serial Manufacturing

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production technology IPT is gearing up for action with its “Multi-Material-Head”.

Antelope Oil Tool Expands Product Offering with the Acquisition of Advanced Composites

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Antelope Oil Tool & Manufacturing ("Antelope") has acquired Advanced Composite Standoff SRL and Advanced Composite Systems SRL ("Advanced Composites").

Gurit Congratulates Frers Naval Architecture and Persico Marine on the Launch of the New Frers 60

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Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering have added a new design to its daysailers: Spectre, the first boat of the new Frers 60’ daysailer/racer.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Names Ovation Polymers as a SWeNT Certified Compounder

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SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT)  has added Ovation Polymers to its “SWeNT Certified Compounder” programme for its line of SMWSpecialty Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) products.

Bayer MaterialScience at Fakuma 2014

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Bayer MaterialScience will showcase material solutions for key trends at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from October 14 to 18, 2014. 

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