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.
The use of composites within the rail industry is predicted to grow by up to 40% between 2015 and 2020 according to the Composites Leadership Forum, reports Fibrelite, a UK manufacturer of composite trench covers.
Plasan Carbon Composites (PCC) has been awarded a contract to produce the first composite ramps and bridgeplates for Amtrak.