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.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.