11 December 2006
11 December 2006
The World Economic Forum has announced Fiberforge amongst 47 Technology Pioneers for 2007. has been selected as one of these Technology Pioneers.
The Technology Pioneers were nominated by the world’s leading venture capital and technology companies - the final selection from 225 nominees was made by a panel of leading technology experts appointed by the World Economic Forum.
Fiberforge is commercializing a new manufacturing system that enables the production of lightweight advanced-composite structures in high volumes. This proprietary system produces parts with high fibre alignment, high fibre fraction, and long fibre length at high speed with low scrap.
Fiberforge’s President & CEO, Dr. Jon Fox-Rubin said of the announcement “We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in bringing advanced materials, such as carbon fibre composites with 5 times the strength-to-weight ratio of metals, to broader markets including medical, automotive, consumer, defence, industrial, and aerospace. By lowering the processing cost of these materials, Fiberforge is helping leveraging the next industrial revolution on its path to sustainability with lighter weight and more fuel efficient products that are fully recyclable.”
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.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
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.