10 March 2009
10 March 2009
Quantities of single strand/ single crystal fibre materials are now being manufactured in the USA by Reade Advanced Materials as single strand fibres and filaments sized 0.001"" to 0.005"" in diameter.
The single strand/ single crystal fibre materials now available include: amorphous boron, boron carbide, amorphous carbon, diamond like carbon (dlc), metal borides, carbides, ceramic, intermetallic, metallic, nitrides, oxides, refractory metals, silicides, silicon carbide, sulfides, tungsten and tungsten carbide.
Popular end use applications include: ceramic & metal matrix composites, plastics reinforcement, aerospace, refractories, high temperature ceramic filters, drilling tools, specialty high temperature textiles, ceramic armour, batteries, fuel cells, reinforcement of turbines, sporting goods and superconductive wires.
Brazilian company Dilutec has developed a complete gelcoat portfolio for shipyards, for applications ranging from the manufacture of the boat mould to small repairs of the hulls and decks.
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.