20 September 2011
20 September 2011
Sandvik is working with TechnoPartner Samtronic (TPS) to develop a hybrid press that makes use of both steel and Teflon belt for the production of high quality composite materials.
According to Sandvik, the ‘CombiPress’ differs from their existing double belt presses as steel belts are only used in the forming section where their strength and thermal properties are essential; elsewhere, non-stick Teflon belts are used, reducing the overall investment cost of the CombiPress. They explain that the need for a combination of heat, pressure and cooling makes the steel belt the ideal process medium and enables the production of a wide range of composite materials, with applications across the construction, automotive and aerospace industries.
Sandvik will be discussing the development of continuous, multi-stage double belt presses for the production of high quality composite materials at Composites Europe next week.
Sandvik can be found in Hall 4, stand D58 at the show.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
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.