Ten Cate Advanced Composites and Airborne Composite Tubulars ratified their intended strategic collaboration relating to the development and production of continuous tubular systems based on thermoplastic composite materials.
Ericsson Racing Team’s boat ‘Ericsson 3’, which was unveiled to the yachting press on the 12th February, is the first one-off Volvo Ocean Race (VO70) challenge yacht to come out of the purpose-built Ericsson boatyard in Kista, Sweden.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has awarded Flow International a second multi-million dollar contract to supply MHI with Flow’s Composite Machining Center (CMC) waterjet machine tools to cut carbon fibre wing skins.
Using its proprietary quick-cycle moulding processes, Diaphorm Technologies LLC is now producing composite combat helmets that they say weigh up to 10% less than available ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet)-grade helmets.
Recent projects have led to the UK's lead private training providers forming a working partnership as well as achieving approval of their courses by Composites UK, the UK's composites trade association.
Vistagy says that the latest version of its suite of composites product development software, FiberSIM 5.4, delivers optimized composites designs in a shorter period of time by enabling engineers to perform more design iterations later in the development process.
Plasan has delivered armour for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) during the last seven months, meeting its contractual commitments, and new orders for an additional 2,500 units will also be armoured by Plasan.
A new ASTM International standard will enable composite end users and materials suppliers within the aerospace industry to perform an important test for polymer matrix composites within guidelines set by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
When Too Kool Recreation wanted to develop a portable shade system that would allow a canopy umbrella to stand anywhere, even in a swimming pool, they chose a high-impact compound and a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from RTP.
CPS Corporation has launched AlSiC (Aluminum Silicon Carbide), a metal matrix composite intended for base plates for insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) used in high-power traction, power control, Hybrid Electric Vehicle power systems, and fly-by-wire applications.
Ashland Distribution, a division of Ashland Inc, recently took delivery of 40 new International TranStar1 Series regional haul tractors with engine hoods made from Ashland’s own Arotran 720 low-density sheet moulding compound (SMC).
Amber Composites and Arkema have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop the next generation of high performance prepreg systems based on Arkema’s Graphistrength multi-wall carbon nanotubes and Amber’s proprietary resins.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has published detailed guidelines for making essential measurements on samples of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs).
On April 18 the new Conversion plant of Alcan Composites Core Materials Shanghai was officially inaugurated with the presence of local officials and the management of Alcan Composites and Alcan Engineered Products, Asia.
A team of nanotechnologists at The University of Texas at Dallas, along with Brazilian collaborators, have discovered that sheets of carbon nanotubes can produce bizarre mechanical properties when stretched or uniformly compressed.