02 October 2012
02 October 2012
MC Gill’s Director of Research and Development, Matt Lowry, was invited to be a speaker at the Composites World's 2012 High-Performance Composites for Aircraft Interiors Conference, September 25-26, 2012, in Seattle, Washington, US.
The conference is co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas show and offers a chance for industry peers to network and learn about new technologies and products for the aerospace industry. Lowry will present a paper about MC Gill’s most recent patent for GillFISTS; foamed In-situ Thermosetting System. MC Gill explains that GillFISTS is a new technology that offers improved thermal insulation, sound dampening and superior damage tolerance.
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.