13 January 2006
13 January 2006
The National Composite Center (NCC) is expected to receive $1.5 million for production, acceleration and commercialization of a new fabrication process for carbon nanofibres and nanotube membranes.
NCC will lead a team that includes the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Wright Materials Research Company based in Beavercreek. In addition to making the technology more cost effective for industry, the application of nanotube membranes (buckypapers) to composites will improve the performance and strength of military vehicles and aerospace structural materials, as well as reduce fuel and structural maintenance costs. The nanofibers and nanotubes also have application for lightening strike protection and directional thermal and electrical conducting applications in materials and devices.
KraussMaffei expands its TechCentre with a new shuttle mould carrier and its competence in the area of fibre-reinforced lightweight construction.
Williams Advanced Engineering is working with the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop innovative battlefield shelter protection for troops using Formula One-derived technology and processes created in-house at Williams to create composite 3D structures that can be deployed in theatre.
On 11 April 2019, the 9 Partner Institutes of the AZL opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus.