21 April 2009
21 April 2009
The Composites Training Consortium (CTC) and Dark Matter Composites Ltd (DMC) have formed a working partnership and launched two new training courses.
The first is ‘Composites for Renewable Energies’ which addresses key issues regarding the design and production of blade assemblies used in wind, tidal and wave turbine systems.
‘We are responding to market demand from developing countries and new companies as well as advances in technology within the renewable energy supply chain and believe this will be a well attended course for the foreseeable future.’ Chris Little, Composites Training Consortium Ltd
The second course is ‘Composite Tooling Design & Construction’ which addresses the needs of numerous market sectors moving from metal to composite parts which require retraining of technicians, engineers and designers.
‘The move from metal to composite parts, as well as the continual advances within the composites industry, requires accelerated training in order to address shortfalls in the experience of personnel. We are committed to providing courses to a high standard to meet the needs of industry.’ Rodney Hansen, Dark Matter Composites Ltd.
Future plans for the partnership include further expansion of training resources, particularly the need for more portable tooling and equipment, fulfilling the needs of customers who require more extensive training on their own premises.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
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.