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April 2019

Rowing sails made of carbon fiber from the keel to the dome

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Rowing sails made of carbon fiber from the keel to the dome Spanish ship manufacturer Balance Arquitectura Naval collaborated with Solvay to design its new catamaran, Balance A. Solvay's composites have been selected by rowing designers to build not only the structure of the ship but also the sailboat. Lightweight carbon fiber, from the keel [...]

Non-autoclave process for continuous fiber 3D printing

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Non-autoclave process for continuous fiber 3D printing Continuous Fiber 3D Printing ("CF3D") combines composites with a 3D printing process to create a non-autoclave process that eliminates the need for molds, resulting in significantly lower cost and shorter lead times. The patented CF3D technology is a revolutionary composite manufacturing process. Unlike expensive prepreg fibers, it is [...]

British Sunseeker uses Hexcel carbon fiber non-curling fabric to create a new performance cruiser

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

British Sunseeker uses Hexcel carbon fiber non-curling fabric to create a new performance cruiser British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker chose Hexcel's HiMax Dot Pattern Adhesive (DPA) fabric for resin infusion of its new high-performance cruiser. The UK Sunseeker is a well-deserved market leader in the luxury yacht sector, known as the “Rolls of the Sea”. [...]

GM’s first carbon fiber pickup truck is available from June

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

GM's first carbon fiber pickup truck is available from June According to foreign media reports, starting from the beginning of June this year, the 2019 universal Sierra pickup series will provide carbon fiber compartments, when the Sierra Denali 1500 and Sierra AT 4 1500 will provide CarbonPro compartments. The CarbonPro compartment features a versatile carbon [...]

Porsche 911 Speedster uses composite materials in 2019

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Porsche 911 Speedster uses composite materials in 2019 In 2019, the Porsche 911 Speedster made its debut at the New York Auto Show, including the front trunk lid, front fender and rear trunk lid, all made of carbon fiber composite and equipped with a Porsche ceramic composite brake system. In 2018 Porsche presented two 911 [...]

Lati introduces structural and thermal compounds for automotive applications

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Lati introduces structural and thermal compounds for automotive applications Lati introduces thermoplastic compounds designed for future automotive applications. The basic goal of the MI grade is to maximize the thermal properties of the material without exceeding the typical mechanical properties of the glass fiber reinforced compound. For some time, the automotive industry has been involved [...]

Toray develops vacuum pressure forming prepregs for aircraft

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Toray develops vacuum pressure forming prepregs for aircraft Toray Industries has announced the development of an innovative prepreg for the aircraft's main structural components that enables advanced carbon fiber reinforced plastic molding to have good mechanical properties without the need for an autoclave. The company will further deepen this new technology to expand the demand [...]

Ceramic matrix composite technology is the core of the 21st century jet propulsion strategy

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Ceramic matrix composite technology is the core of the 21st century jet propulsion strategy GE Aviation celebrates its 100th anniversary and explains how ceramic matrix composite technology is at the heart of the 21st century jet propulsion strategy. In 2001, scientists at the National Defense Analysis Institute evaluated the enormous challenges of industrialization of aerospace [...]

BMW launches engine in Jiangsu to build carbon fiber lightweight industrial center

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

BMW launches engine in Jiangsu to build carbon fiber lightweight industrial center The industrial planning and construction of the Great Wall BMW Beam Car Zhangjiagang Project is to build a “one base and three centers”, among which “one base” refers to: BMW New Energy Vehicle Global Manufacturing Base; “Three Centers” refers to: BMW New Energy [...]

China’s new metal matrix composites are resistant to high temperatures of 3000 degrees and have been used in the field of hypersonics.

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

China's new metal matrix composites are resistant to high temperatures of 3000 degrees and have been used in the field of hypersonics. Recently, the Hunan News Network section introduced the lightweight refractory metal matrix composite material developed by Prof. Fan Jinglian, the current director of the Institute of Refractory Metals and Cemented Carbides of Central [...]

Fanuc “super smart factory” is about to land in Shanghai

By | April 30th, 2019|composite news|

Fanuc "super smart factory" is about to land in Shanghai As a major industrial project in Baoshan District of Shanghai in 2019, the Shanghai FANUC Phase III project, which is jointly operated by the global robot giant hair Nenko Group and Shanghai Electric Group, will start construction this year. The project is the world's largest [...]

Solvay collaborates with Aerosint to develop specialty polymers for 3D printing

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

Solvay collaborates with Aerosint to develop specialty polymers for 3D printing Solvay announced that it has signed a research and development cooperation agreement with Aerosint to develop an economically viable SLS printing process for high performance polymers. High performance polymers such as KETASPIRE® PEEK and RYTON® PPS have the potential to open new avenues for [...]

Toray announces the development of the world’s most flexible PPS resin

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

Toray announces the development of the world's most flexible PPS resin Toray Industries has developed a new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin, which is claimed to be the world's most elastic resin while maintaining excellent heat and chemical resistance. The company plans to promote the new resin in the automotive industry from April 2019 and extend [...]

Bio4self self-reinforced PLA composite

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

Bio4self self-reinforced PLA composite A low melting temperature PLA grade forming matrix material, an ultra-high rigidity, high melting temperature PLA grade forming reinforcing fiber, through the combination of these two PLA grades, forms a PLA SRPC self-reinforced PLA composite. Bio-based, easily recyclable, self-reinforced composites made from high-rigidity PLA fibers are used in sports, automotive, and [...]

Greenlight and BASF jointly develop car suitcase floor honeycomb flooring based on Elastoskin

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

Greenlight and BASF jointly develop car trunk honeycomb floor based on Elastoskin Greenlight (Suzhou) Industrial Co., Ltd. is an innovative company headquartered in China. Recently, the company introduced an easy-to-clean car trunk floor surface. The luggage floor is made of polyurethane paper honeycomb technology and the surface is made of BASF's polyurethane coating technology Elastoskin®. [...]

ArevoLabs Announces Additive Manufacturing Services for 3D Printed Composite Parts

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

ArevoLabs Announces Additive Manufacturing Services for 3D Printed Composite Parts Addive Manufacturing Technology Developer Arevo Labs announces the addition of additive manufacturing services to produce 3D printed composite parts for demanding end applications. Available materials are PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and PAEK (polyaryletherketone) polymer based composite formulations optimized for additive manufacturing. Arevo Labs' composite formulation uses high [...]

EU’s multi-country joint launch of zero-defect manufacturing technology for large-size composite aerospace components

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

EU's multi-country joint launch of zero-defect manufacturing technology for large-size composite aerospace components As we all know, the aviation industry has very strict quality requirements for system components, which means that after the end of the production process, the product must be tested again. Once the product is found to be defective, it must be [...]

3acomposites launches the first PET foam core product based on recycled plastic bottles

By | April 29th, 2019|composite news|

3acomposites launches the first PET foam core product based on recycled plastic bottles 3acomposites official website news on February 21 said that after extensive research and testing, the company has further improved the formulation of its AIREX T92 core material. The original AIREX T92 core material is made of PET plastic. After modification, it can [...]

Pultrusion process for mass production of automotive carbon fiber composite parts

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Pultrusion process for mass production of automotive carbon fiber composite parts Professional pultrusion company Thomas Technik & Innovation (referred to as the "TTI") will show the mainstream automotive industry to produce cost-effective production technology of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) components at a sufficiently high yields. In the JEC World show, visit booth TTI (5-P80) [...]

Innovative spray coating for CFRP automotive body panels

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Innovative spray coating for CFRP automotive body panels By introducing a new non-conductive primer (propylene olefin) and a topcoat for spraying CFRP automotive body panels, Hyundai Motor Group achieved a Class A surface on the CFRP body panel using a conventional automotive spray process. This innovative spray coating for CFRP automotive body panels highlights the [...]

ITA showcases its induction heating fiberglass production line

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

ITA showcases its induction heating fiberglass production line At the Aachen University of Technology's 2019 Aachen Integrated Lightweight Structure Center (AZL), Aachen University of Technology (ITA)'s Institute of Textile Technology will showcase its expertise in fiberglass, preforms and textile concrete. Exhibits come from a variety of applications, including automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering. This is [...]

University of Houston researchers explore the potential of silk fiber composites

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

University of Houston researchers explore the potential of silk fiber composites A researcher at the University of Houston, Texas (UHCL) is working on a natural silk fiber composite that is more resistant to impact than traditional fiberglass and carbon fiber. Youssef Hamidi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas, USA, presented [...]

France develops the world’s first 3D printed hollow propeller blade

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

France develops the world's first 3D printed hollow propeller blade Last year, the French defense contractor Naval Group and the French engineering school Nante Central Institute of Science and Technology (Centrale Nantes) jointly developed the world's first full-size 3D printed military propeller. This year, the two companies continued to cooperate and developed the world's number [...]

Covestro wins award for its PUReWall polyurethane insulation board

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Covestro wins award for its PUReWall polyurethane insulation board On April 18, 2019, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) awarded Covestro the Responsible Care and Product Safety Award for the fourth consecutive year. The Responsible Care and Product Safety Awards recognize ACC member companies that excel in driving the continuous improvement of chemical products. Covestro is [...]

Ultra-durable UAVs fly with variable buoyancy technology

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Ultra-durable UAVs fly with variable buoyancy technology Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands in the UK have successfully tested a prototype drone that uses a carbon fiber wing to propel itself forward and backward. The team led by Andrew Rae, a professor of engineering at the British Highlands and Islands University, succeeded [...]

Academician Chen Xiangbao, expert in the field of composite materials

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Academician Chen Xiangbao, expert in the field of composite materials Chen Xiangbao, Changshu, Jiangsu, born in 1956, Bachelor and Master of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Ph.D., Leuven University, Research Fellow, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China Aviation Industry Corporation. He is currently the vice president of Beijing Aeronautical Materials Research Institute, a natural [...]

Analytical nano-carbon composite material for electrochemical energy storage

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Analytical nano-carbon composite material for electrochemical energy storage Carbon materials have the advantages of various structures, rich surface, strong controllability, and good chemical stability. They have always been ideal candidates for electrochemical energy storage materials. For example, commercial lithium-ion batteries use graphite as a negative electrode material, while supercapacitors The electrode material is mainly activated [...]

2019 Chinaplas: BASF helps Bosch launch revolutionary smart gloves, landing in the Chinese market

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

2019 Chinaplas: BASF helps Bosch launch revolutionary smart gloves, landing in the Chinese market April 25, 2019 - Guangzhou, China - BASF supplies materials and expertise to Bosch Automotive Components (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (Bosch) to help them increase the productivity of revolutionary Bosch Smart Gloves (BIG) to meet Chinese manufacturing The growing market demand. Bosch [...]

KraussMaffei Technology Center: New shuttle formwork with lightweight construction

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

KraussMaffei Technology Center: New shuttle formwork with lightweight construction KraussMaffei expands its technical center's capabilities in fiber-reinforced lightweight construction with a new shuttle form carrier With a clamping force of 4,000 kN, the new MX mold carrier is designed for flexibility in combination with LFI processes (long fiber injection molding) or spray applications (such as [...]

Sunseeker chooses Hexcel’s HiMax DPA for resin infusion of the Predator 50 cruiser

By | April 27th, 2019|composite news|

Sunseeker chooses Hexcel's HiMax DPA for resin infusion of the Predator 50 cruiser British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker chose Hexcel's HiMax Dot Pattern Adhesive (DPA) technology for resin infusion of its new high-performance cruiser. The Predator 50 is the first Sunseeker yacht to be built using Hexcel's new composite technology. Hexcel has developed HiMax DPA [...]

Dynexa launches output shaft made of fiber composite

By | April 26th, 2019|composite news|

Dynexa launches output shaft made of fiber composite Filament Winding Specialist Dynexa has developed a concept output shaft made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic that is directly comparable to metal competitors. In vehicle testing, prototype size and manufacturing of Dynexa experienced the toughest tests. The results and findings obtained caught the attention of the testers. [...]

A look at MAI Skelett, the latest carbon fiber composite automotive component development project in Europe

By | April 26th, 2019|composite news|

A look at MAI Skelett, the latest carbon fiber composite automotive component development project in Europe Carbon Composites e.V. (CCeV) is a consortium of companies and research institutes with members throughout the entire industry chain of high-performance fiber reinforced composites. The alliance has several branches, and MAI Carbon is one of them. On January 19, [...]

HRC composite material advanced processing and forming technology won the automotive innovation technology award

By | April 26th, 2019|composite news|

HRC composite material advanced processing and forming technology won the automotive innovation technology award On April 18th, the “Continuous Fiber Reinforced CF-SMC Technology” selected by HRC won the “Ten Innovation Technology” award in the 11th Global Automotive Industry Summit and Gold Awards. Driven by the trend of lightweighting, high-performance composite materials are increasingly recognized and [...]

Six-axis manipulator 3D printing glass fiber composite material

By | April 26th, 2019|composite news|

Six-axis manipulator 3D printing glass fiber composite material Atropos is a new six-axis robotic arm developed by KUKA and Owens Corning. Engineers at the 3D printing lab at Politecnico di Milano are looking to redefine the technology of composite manufacturing using 3D printing technology. The research project for continuous fiber composites and thermoset resins is [...]

NCC Announces Innovative Partnership with Reaction Engines

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

NCC Announces Innovative Partnership with Reaction Engines The National Composites Center will collaborate with Reaction Engines to accelerate the research of ceramic-based composite materials for the pioneers of hypersonic propulsion technology for reusable launch vehicles. UK National Composites Center Announces Innovative Partnership with Reaction Engines The National Composites Center (NCC) is pleased to announce that [...]

Cascadia Doors and Windows Company Launches World’s First Window Wall with FRP as Window Frame

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

Cascadia Doors and Windows Company Launches World's First Window Wall with FRP as Window Frame Cascadia Doors and Windows is proud to introduce the world's first window wall with glazing as a window frame (the window wall consists of a large window or a series of small windows). Its window covering the Universal SeriesTM marks [...]

New composite tire ERW keeps riders steady

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

New composite tire ERW keeps riders steady China Aviation News: This airless tire ERW is designed by American designer Brian Russel. You don't have to worry about the puncture. This new type of tire has no inner tube, which is essentially different from the principle of traditional tire. There is a rubber pad between the [...]

Composite battery P2 Xcursion prototype amphibious aircraft completes the first flight

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

Composite battery P2 Xcursion prototype amphibious aircraft completes the first flight Equator Aircraft's P2 Xcursion prototype electric amphibious aircraft was successfully tested for the first time at the Eggemoen Technology Park in Norway. In June 2018, test pilot Eskil Amdal operated the two-seat aircraft made of composite materials for low-altitude flight. After full flight on [...]

SABIC’s ULTEM resin is an excellent solution for lightweight frames

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

SABIC's ULTEM resin is an excellent solution for lightweight frames SABIC ULTEM resin provides a lightweight metallic look for the Orthodox optical eyeglass frame for a highly comfortable style. ©SABIC. Combining excellent mechanical, thermal and chemical properties, SABIC's ULTEM resin is an excellent solution for lightweight eyeglass frames, providing a novel decorative effect for Chia [...]

The new Morris column will be redesigned with composite materials

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

The new Morris column will be redesigned with composite materials The Morris column is an important part of the unique urban landscape of Paris, and its new design is widely used in linen composites. According to Carole Losa of the consulting firm Smart Relocation, these columns are from Berlin and once a flight was a [...]

Gurit announces sponsoring the EPFloop team to participate in the 2019 HyperLoop Pod competition

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

Gurit announces sponsoring the EPFloop team to participate in the 2019 HyperLoop Pod competition The goal of the competition is to support the development of functional prototypes and encourage innovation by challenging the student team to design and build high-speed ground transport pods. For the first time this year, this year's Hyperloop Pod competition will [...]

Williams UK develops composite bunker structures

By | April 25th, 2019|composite news|

Williams UK develops composite bunker structures Williams Advanced Engineering successfully won the bid for the cross-government cooperation project “Dake Cover!” by the UK Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the UK Defense Security Accelerator Division (DASA) and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). Drawing on its innovative composite technology and process experience in Formula One [...]

Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster features a new carbon fiber monocoque structure

By | April 24th, 2019|composite news|

Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster features a new carbon fiber monocoque structure Casio G-Shock introduces the new men's Gravitymaster watch. Designed for aviation professionals, the lightweight GWRB1000-1A1 combines G-Shock's premium features and new construction with rust-resistant titanium parts. G-Shock's Gravitymaster was developed with functionality and ease of use in mind. The latest model includes a brand new [...]

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia receives $1 million in grants for mass production of 3D printed carbon fiber parts

By | April 24th, 2019|composite news|

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia receives $1 million in grants for mass production of 3D printed carbon fiber parts Swinburne University of Technology and its research partners in Melbourne have received a $1 million grant for a $3.5 million industrial scale production of 3D printed composites. The prizes received through the Global Innovation Linkages Program [...]

Solvay joins hands with China Venture Capital Fund Chuanliu New Materials to help the innovation ecosystem

By | April 23rd, 2019|composite news|

Solvay joins hands with China Venture Capital Fund Chuanliu New Materials to help the innovation ecosystem On April 16th, Solvay Ventures announced that it will inject capital into the Chuanliu New Materials Fund. Its fund manager, Chuanliu Investment, is China's leading investment institution focusing on new materials and related technologies in the chemical industry. This [...]

Covestro launches sustainable functional fabric solutions

By | April 22nd, 2019|composite news|

Covestro launches sustainable functional fabric solutions Recently, Covestro said it will showcase its recent sustainable, functional waterborne fabric coatings developed with INSQIN® technology and waterborne polyurethane dispersants at a fabric fair in Germany in May. Covestro plans to showcase new fiber products made from thermoplastic polyurethane. Compared with the traditional polyethylene terephthalate fiber, the thermoplastic [...]

INEOS Styrolution develops polypropylene-based composites

By | April 22nd, 2019|composite news|

INEOS Styrolution develops polypropylene-based composites Recently, INEOS Styrolution launched the newly developed polypropylene-based thermoplastic composite material, which broadened the range of original Stylight® series composite products. The acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer resin (SAN)-based composite materials already available in this series have many structural advantages such as structural rigidity, aesthetic characteristics, good processability, dimensional stability and near-A surface. [...]

Tecniplas produces composite scrubbers for biogas treatment

By | April 22nd, 2019|composite news|

Tecniplas produces composite scrubbers for biogas treatment Tecniplas is Brazil's leading manufacturer of tank tank and FRP composite manufacturing equipment and has completed the production of scrubbers for biogas treatment. The equipment will be supplied to Greenlane, Canada, and installed at a landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil, making it part of an energy power station. [...]

Alpine and Lockheed Sign Lockheed Thermoplastic Nanocomposites Commercialization Agreement

By | April 20th, 2019|composite news|

Alpine and Lockheed Sign Lockheed Thermoplastic Nanocomposites Commercialization Agreement The HX5 product was previously recognized in military aerospace parts and is designed to replace metals in single-aisle jets. Alpine Advanced Materials LLC (Alpine; Dallas, TX, USA) recently announced an exclusive global licensing agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (Lockheed; Fort Worth, Texas, US) for Lockheed High [...]

Lipex Engineering will supply basalt fiber nonwoven production line to China

By | April 20th, 2019|composite news|

Lipex Engineering will supply basalt fiber nonwoven production line to China Lipex Engineering GmbH (Munich, Germany) will supply the basalt fiber nonwovens production line to the Chinese market and is scheduled to be operational in early 2020. According to the company, the line will produce basalt fiber paper, which is mainly used in the Chinese [...]