17 November 2002
17 November 2002
The Yahoo Internet Café at Haneda Airport Tokyo has just installed Talon carbon fibre furniture for their client chairs.
At 2.5 kilos, the chairs are one of the lightest commercial chairs available and their ISO Level 5 endurance rating means they are suitable for almost continuous use. The use of carbon fibre has enabled the designers to create a chair that is warm to the touch, exceptionally comfortable and with a fluid open form that works well in most applications.
Talon Technology manufactures the chairs primarily from carbon braid over urethane foam cores in an epoxy resin matrix. Originally developed in Unigraphics and then transferred to CNC machined aluminium tooling, these complex parts are RTM moulded to maintain a high degree of interchangeability and excellent surface finishes.
Furniture is the second biggest consumer durables market after automotive and the falling price of carbon, coupled with advances in materials processing technologies are opening significant opportunities for carbon components in the design / style end of this market.
At the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA)'s third annual Infrastructure Day on 6-7 February 2018 34 ACMA members joined together to meet with over 100 Members of Congress and their staffs to advance legislation to drive investment in innovative material solutions for transportation, water and energy infrastructure.
Shoppers visiting the newly redeveloped Halls Head Central Shopping Centre will be greeted by a 3.5 m x 2.5 m core composite spiral ribbon representing the logo of one of the centre's owners.
KraussMaffei is expanding its expertise in the field of pultrusion, the process for continuously manufacturing fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) components, with the commissioning of a second pultrusion system at its TechCentre in Munich, Germany.