13 January 2003
13 January 2003
Metal Matrix Cast Composites (MMCC) has signed a strategic sales agreement with HC Starck to sell MMCC’s high thermal conductivity, low expansion graphite fiber reinforced aluminum and copper alloys via H.C. Starck’s global marketing network.
This move boosts MMCC’s sales potential while adding to H.C. Starck’s existing line of molybdenum and tungsten products. Robin Brumwell, President and CEO of MMCC, stated, “We expect our alliance with H.C Starck to dramatically enhance our ability to mutually develop and market our composite products in the highly competitive arena of the power semiconductor industry. HC Starck’s products and services clearly represent the highest quality and workmanship available in the power semi base plate industry and we are proud to be associated with this company.” Other application areas for graphite fiber reinforced alloys include lightweight space mirror substrates for advanced military optics systems, low expansion microelectronic packaging for microwave and T/R modules, support structures for aerospace and satellite applications, and high damping actuator arms for computer disc drives.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.