10 December 2009
10 December 2009
1Malaysia Racing Team (1MRT), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) for the latter to undertake research and development on components for Lotus’ F1 cars.
This collaboration will allow CTRM to share its technology and expertise in composites manufacturing with 1MRT and the Lotus F1 Racing team.
Datuk Rosdi, CEO of CTRM said: ""CTRM is proud to be collaborating with 1MRT and Lotus F1 Racing and we are excited to see Malaysian-built cars on the race tracks next year. This collaboration will certainly enhance our strategic role to develop high technology-based industry in Malaysia, namely the aerospace and composites industry, and now motorsports.""
""This MOU will facilitate negotiation and discussion between 1MRT and CTRM on matters relating to the collaborative research and development,” says F1 Racing CEO, Riad Asmat. “The collaboration between Lotus F1 Racing and CTRM will be a further boost for Lotus F1 Racing's ongoing technical development and technology transfer to Malaysia,"" adds Asmat.
Lotus F1 Racing will be one the new additions to next year’s FIA Formula 1 World Championship, and will bring the Lotus name back into Formula after a 15 year absence.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
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.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.