11 May 2001
11 May 2001
BR> Devold AMT, a subsidiary of the Norwegian components manufacturer Hexagon Composites ASA, has secured a NOK22m development contract from the aircraft parts maker Airbus UK.
The three-year contract focuses on the development of carbon fibre reinforcement for the new Airbus A380 aircraft. The development and testing process is also expected to certify Devold AMT as an aerospace supplier. Commercial production is expected to begin in the second half of 2003.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.