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June 2019

Swedish Sandvik announces 3D printing of diamond composites

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

Swedish Sandvik announces 3D printing of diamond composites According to foreign media CNET, Sweden's Sandvik has announced that it has developed a method for manufacturing diamond composites using 3D printing technology. This material can be formed into many custom shapes. Diamond is one of the hardest substances in the world, and the past 3D printing [...]

Russia’s new aluminum-based composite material can realize drone weight reduction

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

Russia's new aluminum-based composite material can realize drone weight reduction According to foreign media reports, scientists at the Russian National University of Science and Technology MISIS have mixed aluminum melt with nickel and niobium to create a combination of composite and standard alloys. New materials: high toughness, high strength and low density. High-speed aircraft and [...]

SGL Carbon works with the UK National Composites Center

By | June 5th, 2019|composite news|

SGL Carbon works with the UK National Composites Center The UK National Composites Center (NCC) has established a new partnership with SGL Carbon to jointly develop future composite technologies for aerospace, transportation, oil and gas. Application area. One area of ​​development is to improve the utilization of materials in primary and secondary structural components. The [...]

Tokyo-based development of carbon fiber composite multi-reinforced prefabricated PC bridge deck

By | June 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Tokyo-based development of carbon fiber composite multi-reinforced prefabricated PC bridge deck Tokyo Kogyo International Co., Ltd. and Oriental Shiraishi Co., Ltd. jointly developed a prefabricated PC (prestressed concrete) bridge deck "CFCC slab" made of CFCC® carbon fiber composite cable. The product has passed all tests related to structural performance, completed the wheel load running fatigue [...]

Carbon fiber 3D noodles/fillers for filling triangular cavities

By | June 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Carbon fiber 3D noodles/fillers for filling triangular cavities Biteam, Sweden's innovative 3D weaving company, has developed a range of carbon fiber 3D “noodles” or filler preforms to overcome a recurring problem. When two relatively curved laminates are placed adjacent to each other in the manufacture of the composite, it is inevitable to create a triangular [...]

Lightweight composite rear tailgates will be the first choice for SUVs and autonomous vehicles

By | June 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Lightweight composite rear tailgates will be the first choice for SUVs and autonomous vehicles As the sales of multi-purpose vehicles continue to grow and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the market demand for composite tailgates continues to grow. In an unexpected way, you can find the latest frontiers in automotive engineering and design: at the [...]

Tecniplas exports composite tanks to Argentina

By | June 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Tecniplas exports composite tanks to Argentina Tecniplas has just sent two reservoirs to Argentina. These tanks will be installed at Arauco's pulp mill in Esperanza, Misiones. With a height of 13.5 meters and a diameter of 4.5 meters, the larger tank is designed to store up to 200 cubic meters of chlorine dioxide at a [...]

Century Tool expands capacity of large composite molds

By | June 3rd, 2019|composite news|

Century Tool expands capacity of large composite molds Century Tool Corporation of the United States is a member of the Tooling Tech Group engaged in the development of composite tooling. Recently, the company announced that it will expand its compression mold manufacturing business through the installation of a new FPT Ronin EVO 3+ 2-axis horizontal [...]

Solvay, Stratasys to develop aerospace grade polymers for Stratasys 3D printers

By | June 1st, 2019|composite news|

Solvay, Stratasys to develop aerospace grade polymers for Stratasys 3D printers Solvay (Alparetta, Ga., USA) announced a partnership agreement with Stratasys (Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA) to develop new high-performance additive manufacturing (AM) filaments for Stratasys FDM F900 3D printers. As part of its joint product roadmap, Solvay and Stratasys will develop high-performance AM filaments based [...]

ACMA releases standard specification for FRP composite utility poles

By | June 1st, 2019|composite news|

ACMA releases standard specification for FRP composite utility poles This guide is the first guide to standardization of fiber reinforced composite poles. The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA; Arlington, VA) has released a new resource to promote the standardization of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in power distribution, transmission and communication structure applications. Known as [...]

New York Technology Corporation Wins NASA Mars Habitat 3D Print Challenge through Basalt Composites

By | June 1st, 2019|composite news|

New York Technology Corporation Wins NASA Mars Habitat 3D Print Challenge through Basalt Composites Since 2014, NASA NASA has begun to try to solve the problem of long-term residence on Mars. They hosted a phased 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, an important part of the NASA Centennial Mars Challenge. NASA invites scientific experts, engineers, and university [...]

Airborne’s CFRP mirror support structure helps astronomers capture human first black hole photos

By | June 1st, 2019|composite news|

Airborne's CFRP mirror support structure helps astronomers capture human first black hole photos On April 10th, scientists published photos of black holes captured by humans for the first time, opening a new chapter in human exploration of the universe. To capture this photo, astronomers from around the world mobilized a total of eight radio telescopes [...]

NASA conducts international space station outboard testing of new composite materials

By | June 1st, 2019|composite news|

NASA conducts international space station outboard testing of new composite materials NASA chose to bring GeoPlasma's radiation shielding and thermal barrier coating (TBC) composites to the International Space Station (ISS) to assess whether it can meet long-term deep space exploration missions such as lunar habitats and Mars exploration. As well as material requirements for other [...]

May 2019

Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign a hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines sign a hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement Airbus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft ecosystem and infrastructure needs research. E-thrust concept The memorandum of understanding was signed by Airbus Chief Technology Officer Grazia Vittadini and Scandinavian Airlines EVP Strategy and [...]

Solvay becomes a strategic AM material partner for Stratasys

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Solvay becomes a strategic AM material partner for Stratasys Solvay announced a partnership agreement with Stratasys to develop new high-performance additive manufacturing (AM) filaments for the Stratasys FDM F900 3D printer. Christophe Schramm, Additive Manufacturing Business Manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit, said: “Stratasys customers are always looking for more diverse, high-performance materials, and [...]

Panorama Cycles launches new bikes with Xantu.Layr technology

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Panorama Cycles launches new bikes with Xantu.Layr technology Panorama Cycles is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer that specializes in country riders - those who like gravel, snow and off-road tracks. When considering the environment in which their bicycles operate, they did not hesitate to leave the steel frame bicycle. The hesitation of the effects of invisible [...]

UAMMI, Impossible Objects manufactures composite parts for the US Air Force

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

UAMMI, Impossible Objects manufactures composite parts for the US Air Force UAMMI is using Impossible Objects' composite 3D printing technology to manufacture 3D printed carbon fiber/thermoplastic replacement parts for aircraft defense. The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Program (UAMMI; Caseville, Utah, USA) announced that it has successfully created and assembled its first carbon fiber 3D [...]

Ten billion investment in “China Aerospace Ruihuatai Polymer New Materials Project” started construction

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Ten billion investment in "China Aerospace Ruihuatai Polymer New Materials Project" started construction On the morning of May 18, China Aerospace Ruihuatai Polymer New Materials Project officially started in Jiaxing Port Area. The project has a total investment of 11.5 billion yuan, including a photovoltaic material research and development headquarters and four industrial cluster projects, [...]

German company released five composite material change flight “air taxi”

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

German company released five composite material change flight "air taxi" Recently, Lilium Corporation of Munich, Germany, officially released a new all-electric five-seat "air taxi" prototype - Lilium Jet, which completed its first flight over Germany earlier this month. Lilium Jet's fuselage structure is almost entirely made of carbon fiber composite material, which is the key [...]

Continental Group upgrades air spring lightweight technology

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Continental Group upgrades air spring lightweight technology Continental's latest lightweight technology is the use of composite materials for pistons in air spring systems, which makes the product lighter while maintaining the reliability of the spring. The technology company Continental is one of the first suppliers of air spring systems for the Chinese commercial vehicle market, [...]

New protection method for graphene-carbon nanotubes developed by the University of Surrey, UK

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

New protection method for graphene-carbon nanotubes developed by the University of Surrey, UK Researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK have now developed a revolutionary approach to protecting graphene and carbon nanotubes. When bent and rolled into a cylinder, the ultra-thin graphene layer forms a carbon nanotube structure, which is only one-thousandth of [...]

European Space Agency upgrades the superior technology of the Ariane 6 rocket composite

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

European Space Agency upgrades the superior technology of the Ariane 6 rocket composite MT Aerospace and ArianeGroup signed two contracts with the European Space Agency (ESA) to demonstrate the technical maturity of the Ariane 6 rocket composite upper-level, while achieving lightweight , cost reduction and multi-functional features. PHOEBUS is a project to validate the improved [...]

Composite aircraft siding robot grinding process

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Composite aircraft siding robot grinding process The project has broken through the design and control of constant force floating execution unit (invention patent) for the thin wall weak rigidity, multi-curvature space surface, complex grinding process and micro-remaining (0.03mm) removal accuracy requirements of aircraft composite parts. Flexible adaptive tooling design and control (patent patent), grinding quality [...]

Century Tool expands mold production capacity for large composites

By | May 27th, 2019|composite news|

Century Tool expands mold production capacity for large composites According to reports, the company's new horizontal milling machine is capable of producing larger molds for compression molding of various composite materials. Century Tool (Fenton, MI) is a mold technology group that has announced the expansion of its compression mold manufacturing business by installing the new [...]

Eviation partner of all-electric composite aircraft structure – Carboman

By | May 24th, 2019|composite news|

Eviation partner of all-electric composite aircraft structure - Carboman The Carboman Group will showcase the carbon fiber composite fuselage for Aviation's all-electric regional aircraft Alice at the Paris Air Show in 2019. Carboman Group (Carboman; Wana, France) announced that it will work with Aviation Aircraft, the global manufacturer of electric air mobile solutions, to develop [...]

Research team of the Space Application Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made important scientific progress in carbon fiber/PEEK composite FDM 3D

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Research team of the Space Application Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made important scientific progress in carbon fiber/PEEK composite FDM 3D Recently, the research team from the Space Application Engineering and Technology Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences used the high-performance material 3D printer FUNMAT HT of INTAMSYS to carry out [...]

Explore the next generation of the full carbon fiber car body subway

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Explore the next generation of the full carbon fiber car body subway What is the next generation subway? No cab - Passengers can experience the speed and passion of high-speed driving in the first row of subways from the driver's perspective. The windows are touch-screen displays – which buses are available for each subway station, [...]

British company won the “Queen Innovation Award” for its fiber splicing technology

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

British company won the "Queen Innovation Award" for its fiber splicing technology Recently, Airbond, a British company engaged in the fiber splicing business, won the "Queen Innovation Award" for its splicing technology. This is the second time the company has won this award since 2013. In the past, despite the high longitudinal strength of the [...]

Aachen University of Technology develops a process for producing mineral fibers using lunar rocks

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Aachen University of Technology develops a process for producing mineral fibers using lunar rocks Abstract: The Textile Technology Institute of the Aachen University of Technology (hereinafter referred to as ITA) has developed a process that can directly use the rock to produce fibers on the moon without carrying materials from the earth. Many countries have [...]

Dornier Seawings Orca: amphibious aircraft with all-composite fuselage

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Dornier Seawings Orca: amphibious aircraft with all-composite fuselage Dornier Seawings is launching Orca, an amphibious mission platform with a fully composite fuselage. Designed for government use, Orca is designed to enhance typical maritime safety missions while combining maritime and airborne operations to make it superior to rotor wings. Orca is based on Seastar, the design [...]

Henkel acquires 3D printing and industrial inkjet companies in the US

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Henkel acquires 3D printing and industrial inkjet companies in the US Henkel announced the acquisition of Molecule Corp., a privately owned technology-driven company that focuses on product innovation in additive manufacturing. Molecule Corp. provides advanced solutions for 3D printing applications - including medical equipment, aerospace, automotive and consumer products - as well as industrial inkjet [...]

University of Bath uses Microsoft’s head monitor to lay carbon fiber laminates for cars

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

University of Bath uses Microsoft's head monitor to lay carbon fiber laminates for cars Students at the University of Bath in the UK are using the new augmented reality (AR) tools developed by Rocketmakers to help produce the 2019 Formula One competition. The world's first production of cars with AR technology. University of Bath uses [...]

Stora Enso launches wood fiber biocomposite solutions for cosmetics, food and luxury packaging

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Stora Enso launches wood fiber biocomposite solutions for cosmetics, food and luxury packaging With the help of DuraSense, customers who place high demands on aesthetics and tactile value can make their packaging more environmentally friendly. Introducing DuraSense to a new customer base is another step in Stora Enso's gradual replacement of fossil packaging materials with [...]

Jilin Petrochemical carbon fiber continuous sucker rod project passed the acceptance

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Jilin Petrochemical carbon fiber continuous sucker rod project passed the acceptance On May 9th, the Jilin Petrochemical Company Carbon Fiber Factory reported that it was responsible for the “carbon fiber composite continuous sucker rod manufacturing technology development and oilfield application test” project, and the high quality passed the acceptance of the major technical field test [...]

Multi-company joint development of fuel cell driven composite remote control model car

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

Multi-company joint development of fuel cell driven composite remote control model car This remote-controlled model car (RC-Car) is a zero-emission model car with a fuel cell, lightweight gas cylinder and fiber composite body. The car's components are supplied by Tamiya-Carson Modellbau and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. The car's carbon fiber cylinders were produced by the [...]

The longest in the world! New polyurethane wind turbine blades developed by Times New Materials

By | May 20th, 2019|composite news|

The longest in the world! New polyurethane wind turbine blades developed by Times New Materials Recently, polyurethane wind turbine blades developed by Chongzhou Zhuzhou's Times New Materials have been successfully delivered to Vision Energy, and are scheduled to be installed in July this year. The 121-type polyurethane wind turbine blade is 2.2 MW, weighs about [...]

A total investment of 5 billion yuan Zhongfu Shenying Xining Company’s annual output of 20,000 tons of high-performance carbon fiber and supporting raw silk project officially started

By | May 15th, 2019|composite news|

A total investment of 5 billion yuan Zhongfu Shenying Xining Company's annual output of 20,000 tons of high-performance carbon fiber and supporting raw silk project officially started On the morning of May 13, 2019, Zhongfu Shenying Xining Company started production of 20,000 tons of high-performance carbon fiber and supporting raw silk project in Ganhe Industrial [...]

Stuttgart International Mold Technology Exhibition 2019: New plates made from interior fittings and composites

By | May 15th, 2019|composite news|

Stuttgart International Mold Technology Exhibition 2019: New plates made from interior fittings and composites Innovative materials for interior parts and composites: The RAMPF tool solution will showcase its flame-retardant polyurethane sheet RAKU TOOL FP-0590 and its epoxy board RAKU at the 2019 Mold Expo in Stuttgart, Germany from May 21st to 25th. TOOL WB-0890 - [...]

Büfa and SKYi Composites collaborate to develop long fiber reinforced thermoplastics

By | May 15th, 2019|composite news|

Büfa and SKYi Composites collaborate to develop long fiber reinforced thermoplastics After Cordenka's technical multifilament yarns, Büfa Thermoplastic Composites expands its product range with SKYi Composites' Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics (LFT). Büfa and SKYi Composites collaborate to develop long fiber reinforced thermoplastics - composite mesh The new Ottawa-based spin-off involves the distribution of renewable raw [...]

The practice of automotive composites: Shanghai Jinfei

By | May 14th, 2019|composite news|

The practice of automotive composites: Shanghai Jinfei In the domestic carbon fiber composite products industry, Shanghai Jinfei Carbon Fiber Technology Co., Ltd. is a rising star: as the first all-electric, all-carbon body sports car in China, the future supplier of carbon fiber components of K50, with the company In its own efforts, it has taken [...]

The subject of “development and application of automatic wire-drawing equipment for aerospace composite components” passed the acceptance test.

By | May 14th, 2019|composite news|

The subject of "development and application of automatic wire-drawing equipment for aerospace composite components" passed the acceptance test. This topic is aimed at the urgent need of advanced manufacturing technology and equipment for large complex surface composite components in China's aerospace industry. It has solved a number of technical problems and developed the first large-scale [...]

OrganoClick launches OrganoComp – a fully biodegradable biocomposite

By | May 14th, 2019|composite news|

OrganoClick launches OrganoComp – a fully biodegradable biocomposite OrganoClick uses its innovative fiber modification technology and production process to develop 100% bio-based, recyclable and fully biodegradable biocomposite OrganoComp. Biocomposites are made from 3D molded biofibers, wheat bran and food waste. Today, Fredahl Rydéns, the largest supplier of funeral products in Northern Europe, is launching the [...]

DLR uses MultiMech to advance crack prediction of ceramic matrix composites

By | May 14th, 2019|composite news|

DLR uses MultiMech to advance crack prediction of ceramic matrix composites The German Aerospace Center (DLR) selected MultiMechanics, a developer of multi-scale modeling and simulation software for advanced materials that performs advanced crack prediction in the fabrication of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components. The simulation team at the DLR Institute of Structures and Design in [...]

NextGenAM (New Generation Additive Manufacturing) – Automated Metal 3D Printing Pilot Project Successfully

By | May 13th, 2019|composite news|

NextGenAM (New Generation Additive Manufacturing) - Automated Metal 3D Printing Pilot Project Successfully The NextGenAM (New Generation Additive Manufacturing) pilot project aims to develop a new generation of all-digital production lines that enable the production of aluminum components for the automotive and aerospace sectors with significantly higher cost-effectiveness than currently achievable. The “New Generation Additive [...]

Markforged Introduces First FR Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastic for 3D Printing

By | May 13th, 2019|composite news|

Markforged Introduces First FR Continuous Fiber Reinforced Plastic for 3D Printing V-0 rating for Onyx FR, opening new applications in aerospace, defense and automotive Markforged (Cambridge, MA) is a manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers and has announced the launch of Onyx FR, a V-0 grade flame retardant material designed for the aerospace, [...]

Lightning Strike: All-electric motorcycle

By | May 13th, 2019|composite news|

Lightning Strike: All-electric motorcycle Lightning Motorcycle announced the official launch of the new Lightning Strike, an all-electric motorcycle designed to shock the motorcycle industry in every way by providing design, performance and technology. Since Lightning was founded in 2009, a three-phase product development plan has been developed: Develop the best technology in the world Proving [...]

Global Composite Resin Price Change Report

By | May 11th, 2019|composite news|

Global Composite Resin Price Change Report CW announced the announcement of changes in resin prices for major material suppliers serving the composites manufacturing industry. April 22, 2019 Ashland Global Holdings Ltd. has announced price increases for all North American products, including the United States, Canada and Mexico. The increase is as follows: Phthalate resin: $0.06/lb [...]

The new sportswear with BASF materials blends fashion and functionality into everyday life.

By | May 11th, 2019|composite news|

The new sportswear with BASF materials blends fashion and functionality into everyday life. Sporty bras and leggings with BASF's innovative materials FreeflexTM thermoplastic polyurethane and Elastoflex® polyurethane fibres provide unparalleled comfort and a more personal fit. BASF at CHINAPLAS 2019: China Import and Export Fair Complex (Guangzhou, China); Booth No.: 11.2A41; Date: May 21 - [...]

Sinochem-Shanghai Chemical Industry Institute Composites Laboratory Unveiled China Composite Materials Development Speed

By | May 10th, 2019|composite news|

Sinochem-Shanghai Chemical Industry Institute Composites Laboratory Unveiled China Composite Materials Development Speed Sinochem International and Shanghai Chemical Industry Research Institute Co., Ltd. jointly established the "Sinochem-Shanghai Chemical Industry Composite Materials Joint Laboratory" today at the Sinochem International Science and Technology Innovation Center in Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. This is another important measure for Sinochem International [...]