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NLR Purchases VISTAGY’s FiberSIM Software

14 July 2006

NLR in the Netherlands has selected FiberSIM software for designing complex composite products and parts, and all NLR member organizations will have access to FiberSIM.




Owens Corning and BMCi Create Joint Venture

14 July 2006

Owens Corning and Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. have launched a joint venture, FastTrak Application Development, to help speed the development of thermoset composite Bulk Molding Compounds (BMC).


Improved Composite Specified for Corvette

14 July 2006

Meridian Automotive Systems has expanded its use of AOC resin to sheet moulding compound (SMC) parts on the new 2006 Chevrolet Corvette, to provide the required surface finish and scrap rate for painted exterior parts.





Understanding Potential Toxic Effects of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials

14 July 2006

The work examining the toxicities of multiple materials is detailed in a paper titled, “Cellular toxicity of carbon-based nanomaterials.” Investigators from the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, and the University of Fribourg, in Switzerland, also participated in this study. An abstract of this paper is available through PubMed.
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Cutting the Cost of Aerospace Composites

14 July 2006

The aerospace industry’s shift from metal to composite as a building material might be increasing structural efficiency and weight savings, but it is also introducing a tough challenge: reducing costs. Nowhere is the global search for low-cost composite processing methods as focused and well-funded as in the US – the destination of a recent UK DTI Global Watch Mission.