20 January 2006
20 January 2006
For the second consecutive challenge, the Advanced Composites Group (ACG) will continue its role as official composite materials supplier to Alinghi in their defence of the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, Spain in 2007.
In 2003 Alinghi became the first European Team in 150 years history to win the America's Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. ACG has worked with Alinghi since 2001 collaborating closely in an extensive programme of data generation and test panel production prior to manufacture of the SUI 64 and SUI 75 boats.
Taking advantage of ACG's 30 years experience in the Formula One industry, Alinghi have approached development of materials and processing in a similar fashion to the leading edge of the automotive industry. Since the success of the last challenge back in 2003, ACG and Alinghi have continued to develop innovative ideas for both tooling and structural areas on the new Version 5 rules America's Cup yachts. ACG's team of engineers and dedicated marine specialists will continue to work closely with the design and build team at Alinghi, during the 2007 defence, ensuring that the new generation of Alinghi boats continue to be strong, stiff and reliable, and just as successful as the last generation boats.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.