18 June 2013
18 June 2013
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR) have announced that they will sign a cooperation agreement in the field of fibre-reinforced composites.
Both companies say that the goal of the cooperation is to develop methods for the design, development and production of light-weight structures for the aerospace and transport sectors, in order to contribute to the reduction of fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions.
Within this agreement DLR and NLR will jointly undertake pre-competitive research projects, execute third party contracts and allow reciprocal use of their facilities and general infrastructure around the area of manufacturing techniques for fibre-reinforced composites and simulation techniques. Both partners own and operate extensive facilities for the development of composite structures by tape laying or fibre placement and resin infusion.
The focus of the cooperation will be in the areas of automated fibre placement and tape laying techniques; robot assisted manufacturing processes; heating techniques and process monitoring; resin transfer moulding and virtual manufacturing.
Scigrip has expanded its agreement with Biesterfeld Spezialchemie to include France and the French territories in Northern Africa, with immediate effect.
Following its strategy to address composites end-use industries specifically, JEC Group is organising The Future of Composites in Transportation, a two-day event taking place on 27-28 June in Chicago.
Dilutec has launched the Colorgel FR LE gel-coat, which complies with the UL 94 (V-0) plastics flammability standard and is characterised by the low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).