20 May 2011
20 May 2011
Thresher Industries has received a purchase order from an aftermarket automotive company to further develop its ThermaLite metal matrix composite for use as a thermally conductive enclosure.
Tom Flessner, Thresher President said, “We are very excited to enter this market. Success in this automotive application will offer us an opportunity to quickly move from this lower volume work to applications in first tier automotive, where these types of enclosures are used in most new vehicles produced in North America and in Europe.
“Our ability to provide net shape enclosures that can function as heat sinks for these enclosures is adapted from similar technology used in stealth military applications which have been used to minimize thermal footprints. Reducing under hood temperatures around electrical enclosure will extend the life of sensitive electrical components and demonstrate our material capabilities for use in hybrid and electric vehicles” continued Flessner.
Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).
Composites One and the Closed Mold Alliance, along with more than 15 industry partners, will demonstrate the latest advancements in closed moulding and advanced processes for building real-life parts for marine, aerospace and other markets during CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas, US, on 16-18 October.
With its new ‘Process Live’ format, processing and manufacturing processes will become a visible focus of this year's Composites Europe exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, on 6-8 November. Mechanical and plant engineering companies will get together in group exhibits to showcase their technologies in live interactions, enabling visitors to experience sub-processes in a larger context.