07 December 2001
07 December 2001
A U.S. Navy contract has been awarded to Advanced Ceramics Research and REGI U.S., Inc. to build and test a Naval 0.5 horsepower ceramic engine.
The proposed engine is a four stroke Rand Cam(TM) engine utilizing continuous injection and combustion in a single combustion chamber. The engine will be of all ceramic construction to permit high temperature operation, without cooling, to effectively burn heavy oil. This new motor will be developed for powering the U.S. Navy's new Smart War-fighter Array of Re-configurable Modules (SWARM) low cost unmanned aerial vehicle.
Advanced Ceramics Research (""ACR"") has already made a $3 million dollar investment for a new state-of-the-art production facility for producing composite products. In addition, ACR is fully staffed with engineering and production personnel as it already has profitable ongoing commercial production. In addition, ACR has about 5,000 feet of open space of which will be available for production the first several hundred Rand Cam(TM) engines in Phase III while new production facilities are being set up on a Native American reservation.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.