This guide has been created to allow the composites industry to understand the environmental and social impacts of different composite materials and manufacturing processes and provide an environmental profiling system for composite materials and products.
The life-cycle impacts of each material and process choice from the cradle to the factory gate are presented in simple A to E comparative rankings, for the first time allowing informed decisions to be made on the environmental and social effects of composite materials and process choices.
Solvay’s Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) is now globally available in rod stock from its channel partner, Drake Medical Plastics. Offering high stiffness, high strength, biocompatibility, and lightweight, the medical-grade Ixef PARA stock shapes can be precisely machined to create appearance prototypes of single-use surgical instruments.
Fibre handling expert and custom machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp has developed an AGV-mounted mobile handling system using a collaborative robot capable of lifting packages of fibre weighing up to 35kg.
Altair announces the release of Altair HyperWorks 2019, the latest version of its simulation and AI-driven product development platform.