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Composites Engineering Show to Host Key Technology Content with NetComposites and Composites UK

04 June 2013

The Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will provide its most ambitious open conference programme to date, providing attendee groups with vital technology, market and strategic, value-added information.

Hosted on the show floor, the 2013 Composites Engineering Show’s open conference programme, in partnership with NetComposites and Composites UK, will provide an insight into the latest materials innovations, processes, capability advances and applications. A crucial component of this year’s open programme will be the NetComposites-hosted embedded stream of technology sessions covering biocomposites , sustainability and recycling, thermoplastic composites, nanocomposites and non-destructive testing.


University of Nottingham Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling EPSRC CIMComp Project

04 June 2013

TexGen has now reached more than 15,000 downloads since its launch in 2006. The latest version, 3.5.3, which was released in November 2012, has been downloaded more than 1500 times.


Ecocomp 2013 Conference to Promote Developments in Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites

04 June 2013

The 5th Ecocomp conference will take place on 3-4 July 2013 at The Studio, Birmingham, UK.

The event, which is organised every two years by NetComposites, will focus on composite materials derived from natural, renewable sources as these have received significant interest in recent years, particularly due to the increased awareness of environmental issues and the drive towards more sustainable technologies.


Hakes Marine Launches High Performance Grand-Prix Yachts

04 June 2013

Hakes Marine recently announced the launch of its Judel Vrolijk-designed HH42 high-performance, grand-prix racing yachts.


Galway Carbon uses Scott Bader’s Crestapol Resin in Citroën DS3 Rallycross Composite Body Panels

04 June 2013

The former World Rally Champion, Petter Solberg, is currently competing in the 2013 European Rallycross Championships with a customised 600 horsepower Citroën DS3 supercar fitted out with new lightweight carbon-kevlar composite body panels.


TeXtreme Helps Rennteam Stuttgart to Win at the 2013 Formula SAE Competition

04 June 2013

Rennteam Stuttgart claimed victory at the 2013 Formula SAE competitions, held on 8 – 11 May in Michigan, US, using a car built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.


Vincenzo Nibali Wins the Giro d’Italia on Corima Wheels Made with Hexcel’s Carbon Fibre Prepregs and Primetex

04 June 2013

Hexcel customer, Corima, manufactured the wheels on which Vincenzo Nibali rode to glory for the Astana team in the Giro D’Italia, one of the major cycling Grand Tours.


Mafic to Create 70 New Jobs in Ireland producing Basalt Fibres for use in North American Composite Products

04 June 2013

Mafic Ireland is to create 70 jobs over the next three years with a multi-million Euro investment in its new production facility in Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland, creating basalt fibres for use in composite products at its Canada branch.


First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Begins Final Assembly

04 June 2013

Boeing has begun the final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner with the newest member of the 787 family beginning to take shape on May 30 in Everett, Washington, US.


Teledyne CML Receives Nadcap Composite Manufacturing Accreditation

04 June 2013

Teledyne CML has received Nadcap composite manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C at its Bromborough, Wirral, UK facility.


Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composites Structures and Advanced Composites Structures Australia Open Head Office

04 June 2013

CRC-ACS and ACS announce the opening of the new head office and facilities of the Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composites Structures (CRC-ACS) and Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS Australia).          


Analytik Student Project Investigates Portable FTIR Technology Applications in the Composites Industry

04 June 2013

The recent, exploratory project was undertaken by two students from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge, to assess the uses of portable Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) across various composite markets on behalf of Analytik.


Composite Insights Assesses Demand for Composites in the Marine Industry

04 June 2013

Composite Insights says it has analysed opportunities for composites in the global marine-composites industry, where demand is set to grow 5.8% per year between 2013 and 2018.