04 September 2012
04 September 2012
Atlas Composites has been nominated in two categories for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Best Business Awards 2012.
According to Atlas, the awards, aimed at recognising and rewarding the achievements of successful local firms and business leaders, are split into nine different categories and will be presented at two gala black tie awards dinners. Atlas explains it has been shortlisted for the Rolls-Royce plc sponsored Excellence in Innovation Award as well as Business of the Year – the accolade for all round business excellence.
Atlas says its expertise in its composites manufacturing processes is helping to play a key research and development role in the development of Next Generation Composite Wings (NGCW) after being selected by Airbus as one of its strategic composites partners during the critical prototype and testing phase of the programme. It explains that the NGCW project is a £103m initiative led by Airbus and other leading British organisations to revolutionise aircraft wings in order to design, manufacture and test significantly lighter-weight and more eco-efficient aircraft.
Atlas Composites Managing Director Shaun Moloney is hoping a potent combination of sustainable business growth and industry leading innovation into aerospace composites may just prove to be a winning formula. “We are absolutely delighted to receive two DNCC business award nominations, our continued development work with current customers such as Airbus, Rolls-Royce plc and GKN Aerospace has been crucial to supporting the sustainable growth in the business.”
“This underpins the need to develop our workforce and their skills through apprenticeship training to promote our capability to compete in international markets. I would also like to take the opportunity to wish all the finalists the best of luck and together we can continue to promote UK manufacturing,” continues Moloney.
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.