23 October 2006
23 October 2006
Airtech materials have helped manufacture lightweight panels with the finish required for Carbonyte’s new luxury Anarchy Limousine
Carbonyte’s process employs self heated mould tool technology using Airtech Toolfusion materials, avoiding the need for oven or autoclave equipment. Their use of resin infused composite panels has achieved a 140” vehicle extension with a weight increase of only 600Kg.
Chris Wright from Carbonyte UK stated, ‘The process is aimed at cost effective composite processing in any application including Marine, Aerospace and Industrial, and we believe the Anarchy Super Stretch Range Rover showcases the possibilities of weight savings using advanced composites in this high profile, image conscious market’.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.