01 March 2011
01 March 2011
Sigmatex (UK) Limited, and its partners have won the Process Category for the JEC Awards 2011 with a novel offset weaving method to create a 3D woven generic nodal structure.
Sigmatex partnered with Bentley, NP Aerospace, QinetiQ, Composites Integration, Network Rail Infrastructure, Tony Gee & Partners, Pipex Structural Composites, Oxford Brookes University, and the University of Nottingham.
Along with 14 companies and their partners Sigmatex will receive their award at the JEC Composites Show (March 29-31, 2011). Lead Development Engineer 3D Structures for Sigmatex, Chris McHugh said ""The 2011 JEC Innovations Award is the culmination of two years development work from an initial meeting at JEC in Paris during the 2009 conference. It is a great achievement for the ACTS Consortium funded by the Technology Strategy Board and the Technical team at Sigmatex, who have dedicated a great deal of time and patience in the innovative process used to manufacture the 3D Nodal structure. Recognition is always appreciated and the JEC Innovation award has further stimulated the Technical Team to continue in its goals to push the boundaries of Carbon Fibre Weaving"".
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.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.