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"".
The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus has received a brand-new AFP system from Mikrosam.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.
The Brazilian composite sector expects to close 2018 with a turnover of US$ 685 million, a high of 3.8% compared to the previous year.