31 March 2008
31 March 2008
Vistagy will have the ING Renault F1 Team racing car on display at the their stand (#T50)./
In addition, senior CAE engineer, Ian Goddard, will make presentations throughout the duration of the show that explain how the Team’s close technical partnership with Vistagy has helped it meet production schedules and complex design challenges related to developing composite parts for the last five generations of its racing cars—including the R25 and R26 cars, which raced the team to victories in both the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Mr. Goddard will also deliver a related presentation entitled “Renault F1 Team: an inside look at reducing composite cycle times and errors by automating analysis data transfer” during the Automotive End-users Forum on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:30. This will take place at the Paris Expo on the First Floor, Hall 1.
Similarly, new Vistagy technology will be highlighted in the Aeronautics End-users Forum during a presentation entitled “Using 3D software to compress composite part development cycles through concurrent engineering,” delivered by Mr. Johan Grape, VISTAGY director of technology. This presentation will take place on Thursday, April 3 at 10:30, also at the Paris Expo on the First Floor, Hall 1.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).