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 Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) selected a lightweight FiberSPAN fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge deck, manufactured by Composite Advantage, for the Rugg Bridge on Route 57.
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.