12 March 2010
12 March 2010
A team composed of Alenia Aeronautica, Salerno University and Cytec has been honoured with the Alenia Aeronautica Special Award for innovation for Research, for work on improving composite electrical properties for aerospace structure applications.
The prize rewards innovation achieved in collaboration with suppliers and academic institutions.
""We believe the ability to actively collaborate with your suppliers to advanced thinking and design in aerospace opens more opportunities for innovation,"" said Alessandra Saroglia, R&D Director for Alenia Aeronautica. ""We are excited to receive such a high honor from one of our valuable partners,"" said Chris Pederson, Vice President of Commercial, Aerospace. ""The aerospace market demands extremely high reliability, accuracy and performance; all qualities that are aligned perfectly with our reputation for working closely with our customers in the design and manufacturing of high quality advanced materials and structures.""
This is the second collaborative award for Alenia Aeronautica and Cytec. The first recognition was in 2007 for work done on integrated frames for a commercial aerospace program. This latest proposal was selected among 100 other proposals in the many fields of technology Alenia Aeronautica is involved.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.