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.
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.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.