31 March 2008
31 March 2008
metal parts from rain erosion, sand erosion and other wear damage.
“The Nanovate process achieves very high strength and hardness through reducing the metal grain structure by 1000x, to the nanoscale. The properties combine to give excellent damage protection for relatively soft materials.” says Rich Emrich, Program Manager at Integran. “Our customers are concerned with erosion damage and this solution allows them to add protection while minimizing the added weight.”
Nanovate-NS can be selectively applied, allowing performance to be delivered where it is needed. Nanovate-NS performs well on composites under a wide variety of environmental conditions and is currently being applied to a number of high volume components in the aerospace and industrial sectors.
Outside of composite part applications, Integran continues to be active in developing solutions for composites with Nanovate-NV (Nanovar), a coating which adds durability and lifespan to CFRP tooling.
TRB Lightweight Structures has recently gained the highest DIN 6701 (Parts 1-4) A1 type certification.
Boeing has delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Royal Air Maroc, introducing a second member of the super-efficient Dreamliner family to the airline's fleet. The new aeroplane offers more seats and more range, which will help Morocco's flag carrier grow its international business.
The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus has received a brand-new AFP system from Mikrosam.