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.”
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
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.