31 May 2011
31 May 2011
Acrosoma presented their 3-D sandwich panel, aimed at combining minimum weight, maximum strength and minimal thermal expansion, at the Stade Convention last week.
Acrosoma has developed a technology to produce tri-dimensional stitched sandwich panels that have less weight, high strength and minimal thermal expansion. They have also performed theoretical and applied research to explore the mechanical and thermal behaviour of tri-dimensional sandwich panels.
A horizontal transport tool made out of composite Acrosoma panels is now transporting and positioning the covers of the wing of the Airbus A350 in the Airbus production hall in Stade and Illescas. As well as aircraft production, Acrosoma panels are now being used in wind turbine rotor blades, truck trailers and other structural applications.
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).
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) led a Transportation and Defence Fly-In, 25-26 September 2018, during which ACMA members and staff met with more than 75 congressional offices and several key decision makers from federal agencies.
As the rail sector looks to new technologies to enable it to answer sustainability, performance and cost challenges, applications for pultruded composites are set to grow, according to a new report from the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). Lightweight, high performance, durable composites offer energy efficient solutions with lower environmental impact and reduced through-life costs in rolling stock and rail infrastructure.