14 June 2011
14 June 2011
Hexcel’s test lab at Duxford, Cambridge has been accredited and certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for the mechanical and analytical testing of wind energy products.
As part of the accreditation process, Hexcel’s qualification testing facilities was audited for high standards of testing expertise and a professional approach. The GL accreditation allows certification testing to be carried out in-house by Hexcel, avoiding the need to subcontract the work to other approved test houses. The Hexcel test lab has more than 15 test machines carrying out mechanical testing from 5kN to 600kN frames and includes two robotic test frames.
In further news, Hexcel opened a new sales office in Moscow, Russia, in June to help strengthen its position in Russia and China. Gerard Chekherdemian, Hexcel’s Sales Director for Asia Pacific and Russia commented: “The growth of high performance composite applications and technologies within Russian aerospace programs is increasing at a rapid pace, in particular with the new programs such as Tupolev 204 SM, Sukhoi’s Superjet 100, MS-21. Opening an office in Moscow will provide an even more efficient service to customers in the Region.”
Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.
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.
Electric GT Holdings and SPV Racing recently unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The car features lightweight body parts made using Bcomp's ampliTex and powerRibs natural fibre composite reinforcement products, contributing to a 500 kg weight reduction over the road edition.