21 March 2011
21 March 2011
ACE (Applied Composites Engineering) are now exclusive PlyMatch agents for North America, bringing PlyMatch closer to US composite manufacturers.
PlyMatch is a technology ensuring accurate ply placement for hand lay-up manufacturing of composite parts, produced by Anaglyph. Part software/part hardware, PlyMatch is designed to replace or complement traditional ply placement aids, as it overcomes their limitations when it comes to highly curved or complex shapes. Additionally, the system can video record the ply placement procedure for quality control. PlyMatch has already been adopted by a number of manufacturers of composite parts in automotive and aerospace.
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.