03 June 2005
03 June 2005
Third Wave Systems (TWS) has opened the Third Wave Systems Productivity Center in Minnesota, featuring a host of technology for the aerospace and automotive sectors.
TWS has partnered with Ellison Machinery to develop the facility, which features state of the art machining centres for aerospace and automotive prototype part design and production. The centre also means new high tech jobs in Minnesota.
The Productivity Center aims to provide the companies client base with ""a deeper service offering"", from process design to part production. Titanium and composite materials will be used by the company to develop new components with improved speed and efficiency.
Congressman Martin Sabo (D-MN) who visited Third Wave Systems last year, said, ""I am pleased that this partnership will create high tech jobs in Minnesota for cutting edge technologies.""
Headquartered in Minneapolis, and with offices in the UK, TWS provide machine modelling software such as AdvantEdge, which is used by over 500 worldwide aerospace and automotive companies to dramatically reduce costs in product design and manufacturing.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.