04 June 2010
04 June 2010
Sandvik Coromant and Precorp Inc. have reached a cooperation agreement with the aim of being a joint solution provider for composite machining.
As partners, Sandvik Coromant and Precorp will provide products using PCD vein technology and innovative carbide solutions as well as application know how for the composite industry. The PCD vein technology incorporates a precision sintered slot of PCD onto the cutting edge improving the quality and efficiency of the tool.
Sandvik Coromant and Precorp say that the partnership secures the development of innovative solutions and strengthens the niche for diamond based cutting tools, particularly in the rapidly growing composite aerospace segment.
Sandvik Tooling acquired 49% of the shares in Precorp Inc., during 2008.
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.