21 April 2009
21 April 2009
The Bodycote Testing’s European Technology Centre based in Linköping, Sweden has been approved by Nadcap for the testing of composite materials for the aerospace industry.
The laboratory is one of the first in the world to receive approval for this type of testing.
Bodycote Materials Testing’s UK laboratories in Lancaster and Newcastle, as well as in Plzeò in The Czech Republic and Centech in Toulouse have achieved Nadcap accreditation while the Bridgwater laboratory has achieved Nadcap approval for composites testing.
Bodycote Testing Group’s Bridgwater facility is also now able to offer testing services for measuring energy absorption and related impact properties of polymers, metals composites and resulting final components with the installation of a Dynatup 9250 system.
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
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.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.