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Materials 2017

New ASTM Standard Helps Test 'Sandwich' Panels Used in Airplanes

28 March 2017

A new ASTM International standard will help test ‘sandwich’ panels, which are flat, lightweight, durable products often used in the cabin floors and other areas of airplanes.


NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

NetComposites Enterprise Extends Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

21 March 2017

Following a successful year for NetComposites Enterprise’s Consultancy services, it has extended its design and structural analysis capabili...


Altair HyperWorks 2017 Released Offering Comprehensive Simulation Platform

Altair HyperWorks 2017 Released Offering Comprehensive Simulation Platform

21 March 2017

Altair offers new best-in-class technologies to design and optimise high-performance, efficient, and innovative products with its release of...


NetComposites Enterprise’s Consultancy Services Extend Their Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

NetComposites Enterprise’s Consultancy Services Extend Their Design and Structural Analysis Capabilities

07 March 2017

Following a successful year for NetComposites Enterprise’s Consultancy services, it has extended its design and structural analysis capabili...


AVS-SYS Files for Patent for Breakthrough Lighter Muffler Ducting

AVS-SYS Files for Patent for Breakthrough Lighter Muffler Ducting

07 March 2017

AVS-SYS has filed a patent application for Acoustic Muffler Ducting, which will be 15% lighter than existing products, whilst matching or ex...


Altair Shows How to Unlock the Potential of Lightweight Design at JEC World

Altair Shows How to Unlock the Potential of Lightweight Design at JEC World

07 March 2017

Altair will present its comprehensive technology and expertise to design, analyse, and optimise composite material structural parts and asse...


Anaglyph Demonstrates Augmented Reality for Composites Manufacturing with PlyMatch at JEC World

Anaglyph Demonstrates Augmented Reality for Composites Manufacturing with PlyMatch at JEC World

07 March 2017

Anaglyph is demonstrating the ‘revolutionary’ hand-layup ply placement technology PlyMatch.


CGTech to Showcase VERICUT Composites Applications Software at JEC World

CGTech to Showcase VERICUT Composites Applications Software at JEC World

07 March 2017

CGTech will demonstrate how critical simulation is when trimming composite parts and also demonstrate VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICU...


Granta Presents Latest Composite Information Management Software and Support for Simulation at JEC World

07 March 2017

Granta Design will present its latest software technology, solutions for managing composite data, support for composite simulation, and tools to aid the qualification and specification of composites, at JEC World 2017 in Paris.


JEC Group Puts Entrepreneurship on the Front Scene With ‘Startup Booster’

07 March 2017

JEC Group launches ‘Startup Booster’, a program meant to support and accompany innovations and entrepreneurship in composites (aeronautics, automotive, construction, medical, design, sports and leisure, etc.), a dynamic and growing market that is expected to reach $ 90 billion (in value) by 2020.


RAMPF Display Latest Materials and Technologies JEC World

RAMPF Display Latest Materials and Technologies JEC World

07 March 2017

RAMPF Tooling Solutions will feature the newest board, paste, and liquid materials for maximising the benefits of lightweight construction u...


Rubbercraft Showcase Custom Made High Performance Reusable Vacuum Bags at JEC World

Rubbercraft Showcase Custom Made High Performance Reusable Vacuum Bags at JEC World

07 March 2017

Rubbercraft will showcase its latest capabilities to design and custom manufacture elastomeric Reusable Vacuum Bags (RVB) during JEC World i...


CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

CIKONI Develops Lightweight CRP Shelves for the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van

21 February 2017

The Development  Agency for Lightweighting Baden-Württemberg is presenting its latest innovation as its ThinKing for February 2017.


Enhanced Software Package Mines Information to Help Optimise Additive Manufacturing Process Parameters

21 February 2017

Granta Design has launched the enhanced GRANTA MI:Additive Manufacturing software package to manage, analyse, and apply materials and process information for the effective development and production of additively-manufactured parts.


Mikrosam Leads The Industry with New Integrated Robotic Cell and Prepreg Layup for High-performance Production of Structural Composite Parts

Mikrosam Leads The Industry with New Integrated Robotic Cell and Prepreg Layup for High-performance Production of Structural Composite Parts

14 February 2017

Mikrosam is launching an innovative machine that integrates AFP head for thermoset and ATL head for thermoplastic prepreg laying into a sing...


Queen’s Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

Queen’s Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

07 February 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the...


ROCCOR Leverages Swiftcomp Software for Simulation of Advanced Composite Structures

07 February 2017

ROCCOR has licensed AnalySwift’s SwiftComp engineering software for composites simulation.


Granta Design CES EduPack 2017 Helps Prepare Engineering Students for Industry

07 February 2017

Granta Design has released the latest version of its leading materials education resource – CES EduPack 2017 – which is used at more than a thousand universities and colleges worldwide.


Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

Composites Design Software Provides New Sculpting Tools

24 January 2017

Bertram Stier owns three mountain bikes with aluminum frames, but he’s working to help enthusiasts like himself step up to more affordable, ...


Altair Wins Airbus Benchmarking Competition: HyperMesh and HyperView to Become Company's Pre- and Post-processing Tools

17 January 2017

Altair has won a benchmarking competition, and as a result Airbus will implement a new pre- and post-processing tool based on Altair's solutions HyperMesh and HyperView as the new platform worldwide.


Agency for Defense Development Licenses VABS Composite Simulation Software

17 January 2017

The Agency for Defense Development in South Korea has licensed and is leveraging AnalySwift’s VABS simulation software to accelerate the simulation of composite slender structures.


Collier Research Joins NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium

Collier Research Joins NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium

10 January 2017

Collier Research Corporation has become a member of NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC).


Granta and PTC Team up to Provide Materials Data in Creo 4.0

20 December 2016

Granta Design’s materials property data will be available to users of the new Creo 4.0 3D CAD software from PTC.


GRANTA MI:Workflow – Empowering Collection and Control of Materials Information Enterprise-wide

13 December 2016

Granta Design has introduced a significant enhancement to the GRANTA MI materials information management system to give engineering enterprises complete control over how they collect and apply materials knowledge – and remove a major barrier to digitising this information across their organisation.


Dassault Systèmes Enriches Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

13 December 2016

Dassault Systèmes has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire Next Limit Dynamics, a leader in highly dynamic fluid flow simulation used in aerospace and defence, transportation and mobility, high-tech, energy and other industries.  


Aliancys, BUFA, Indupol and Solico Help TGM to Develop a Unique and Innovative Building Façade System

Aliancys, BUFA, Indupol and Solico Help TGM to Develop a Unique and Innovative Building Façade System

22 November 2016

Wanting to develop a new cost-effective composite façade system for office buildings, construction company TGM involved Indupol, Aliancys, B...


Technical University of Munich Leverages VABS to Accelerate Design of Extreme Altitude Composite Rotorcraft Blades

Technical University of Munich Leverages VABS to Accelerate Design of Extreme Altitude Composite Rotorcraft Blades

22 November 2016

Technical University of Munich (TUM) is leveraging its powerful VABS software to accelerate design of composite helicopter rotor blades.  


CGTech Releases VERICUT Composite Applications Software Version 8

CGTech Releases VERICUT Composite Applications Software Version 8

22 November 2016

CGTech is now shipping the next major release of VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Programming (VCP), VERICUT Composite Simu...


Granta and JAHM Software Team up on Temperature-Dependent Data for Simulation and Materials Selection

22 November 2016

Granta Design and JAHM Software have signed an agreement to make JAHM’s extensive temperature-dependent materials property data available within Granta’s industry-leading materials software, GRANTA MI and CES Selector.


Tecnatom’s Technology Contributes to Increase Productivity on Inspection Panels at Airbus Nantes Site

Tecnatom’s Technology Contributes to Increase Productivity on Inspection Panels at Airbus Nantes Site

11 October 2016

Tecnatom has been awarded the supply of two new robotic inspection systems for the Airbus production site in Nantes, France.


Lentus’ Success with the Cervélo Bike Frame Project

04 October 2016

In June 2015, Lentus Composites was awarded the project to work with leading bike manufacturers Cervélo, to design and manufacture competition bike frames.


solidThinking Releases Click2Cast 4.0

04 October 2016

solidThinking has released Click2Cast, a powerful casting simulation technology designed for beginners and experts alike to predict the manufacturing feasibility of a product’s early design process – minimising downstream design change orders and retooling costs.


Granta Design Releases CES Selector 2017

04 October 2016

Granta Design has released CES Selector 2017, which features even more materials selection capabilities, great display and charting enhancements, and which targets commercially-important problems such as restricted substances and cost.


CompoSIDE Goes Unlimited

20 September 2016

CompoSIDE now offers unlimited calculations as part of its standard subscription.


HyperWorks Latest Functionalities Provide Complete Solution for Aerospace

06 September 2016

Altair’s software suite, HyperWorks, has released a number of new features that greatly improve workflows and provide a complete framework of  model building and stress analysis solutions for Aerospace.


AGC AeroComposites Develops Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Welding Technique

30 August 2016

AGC AeroComposites has successfully completed their ‘CoFusion’ project with funding from the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP), in partnership with the UK National Composites Centre, TenCate Advanced Composites and Rolls Royce.


BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

BAC Develop Graphene-Bodied Mono

16 August 2016

BAC has develop a car featuring panels made from graphene bringing both weight and strength benefits.


Anaglyph Release New Version of its Laminate Tools Application

28 June 2016

Anaglyph has released a new version of its Laminate Tools application; a stand-alone Windows application that addresses the entire Geometry import-Design-Analysis-Check-Manufacture process of composites structural design.


CompoSIDE Design Software Version 2.8.2 Released

21 June 2016

CompoSIDE has released CompoSIDE v2.8.2 drastically improving development cycles of composites parts and products.


Best New Technology in Simulation-Driven Design: Altair HyperWorks 14.0 Releases Latest Free Student Edition

07 June 2016

Altair recently released the latest HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition, designed to make it the most comprehensive computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite available to aspiring structural and mechanical engineers.


Exel Tubes and Profiles Offer Unique Aesthetics and Freedom in Design

Exel Tubes and Profiles Offer Unique Aesthetics and Freedom in Design

26 April 2016

As composites pave the way for market penetration in different applications every year, it is important that composite manufacturers keep su...


Peerless Mathematics and Practicality: Multiscale Designer Now in Altair Hyperworks

19 April 2016

Altair has added Multiscale Designer to the HyperWorks Software Suite following the recent acquisition of MDS.


Altair Presents Simulation-Driven Design Methods, Software and Service Solutions for Composite Materials

01 March 2016

Altair will host partners Componeering and HBM nCode and will present the integration of Multiscale Designer into HyperWorks at this year's JEC World.


CGTech to Demonstrate Vericut Composites Applications Software

CGTech to Demonstrate Vericut Composites Applications Software

01 March 2016

During JEC World, CGTech will be demonstrating VERICUT Composite Applications: VERICUT Composite Paths for Engineering (VCPe), VERICUT Compo...


Advanced Composite Design Software CompoSIDE 2.7.0 Released

16 February 2016

CompoSIDE has released CompoSIDE v2.7.0 with the aim to deliver streamlined product design process for improved development of fibre-reinforced plastics products.


2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship Paddlers Gain Top 3 Positions in New Laminate Design Composite Boats

12 January 2016

The 2015 ICF World Championship Finals for Freestyle Kayaking took place last year on 5 September 2015 at Garberator Wave on the Ottawa Rive...