08 March 2011
08 March 2011
North Coast Composites has been chosen by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to produce the G250 Rudder using the Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) process, in a contract valued at $6 million.
The G250 Rudder integrates lightning strike protection, net-moulded ribs, spars and rudder skins into a co-molded, single-piece structure. North Coast Composites say that this complex part is the first of its kind and could only be accomplished by utilizing specially designed RTM tooling and a streamlined, efficient manufacturing process.
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.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.