07 September 2001
07 September 2001
3TEX has signed a long-term strategic alliance with ATAK, Inc. (American Technology Applications Knowledge, Inc, recognized as a developer of cutting-edge structural/ballistic advanced composite materials.
""ATAK is known around the world for defining the state-of-the-art in the design of lightweight, thick laminate, composite structures, cutting-edge advanced composite material technologies, product quality, and customer satisfaction,"" said Brad Lienhart 3TEX CEO. ""We are extremely pleased to have reached this important milestone. ATAK is an ideal partner as we expand 3TEX technology into new and revolutionary industry applications.""
ATAK and 3TEX have formed a venture combining ATAK's material technology and composite military vehicle design expertise together with the patented 3D Weaving preform technology developed by 3TEX. The result is a unique composite material system designated ATAK MAT-5, for the construction of highly survivable, lightweight, low cost, composite military vehicle hull structures, ""The result is a highly repeatable, extremely high quality, low cost, composite vehicle hull, utilizing automated fabrication techniques,"" said D. Erich Weerth, Founder and CEO of ATAK, Inc. ""We are very excited about our relationship with 3TEX. Together we will be able to offer the lightest weight, most highly survivable combat vehicle technology available today, and far into the future, at quality and cost levels never before thought possible"".
Covestro is pushing ahead with developing and marketing its continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composites by introducing Maezio as brand name.
Shape Machining has pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) over an optimised, long fibre carbon ShapeTex preform.
3M is adding Scotch-Weld Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives DP6310NS and DP6330NS to its portfolio of structural adhesives. These products are designed for lightweight assemblies in trucks, buses, RVs, speciality vehicles and passenger rail, and other markets like sporting goods and panels.