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Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

19 August 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems and Dream Chaser program partner, Lockheed Martin have unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spa...


Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

19 August 2014

Composite Advantage has established partner company FRP Constructors to provide critical on-site delivery and installation services for its ...


Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

19 August 2014

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” fre...


Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

19 August 2014

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeti...


MHI to increase Production of Composite Wing Boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

19 August 2014

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will  investment in its for production facilities for the 787 composite wing box at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in response to Boeing's plan to increase production rate of 787 from the current 10 shipsets per month to 14 shipsets by the end of decade.


Sigma Expands with RMDG Acquisition

19 August 2014

Sigma Components has acquired RMDG Aerospace in a deal with Tricorn Group valued at £1.1 million.

Based in Derbyshire, UK, RMDG manufactures a range of rigid pipe assemblies and precision aerospace components for tier-one aerospace OEMs.

Mark Johnson, Managing Director of Avingtrans' Aerospace Division commented "RMDG has a great reputation with its customers and relationships with a number of major manufacturers providing good synergy with other Sigma sites. I'm sure that the capabilities and expertise of the RMDG team will be a fantastic asset as we strengthen our relationships with key customers, add new sales channels and pursue our strategy for growth and innovation."

Steve McQuillan, Chief Executive of Avingtrans commented "The purchase of RMDG further strengthens our position in the aerospace market, reinforcing us as a leading supplier to a number of major manufacturers. We intend to integrate RMDG into Sigma and to improve its financial performance by reducing our overall business costs as sales grow and by leveraging the greater buying power of the aerospace division. RMDG will slot seamlessly into the division alongside the other recent acquisitions in Derby and Farnborough, UK”


RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

19 August 2014

RTP Company has installed a new state-of-the-art pultrusion line and is now producing Very Long Fibre (“VLF”) compounds at its facility in M...


Plataine Patent Office Multi-Dimensional Resource Optimisation in the Manufacture of Substantially Two-Dimensional Elements in the US

19 August 2014

Plataine has been granted United States Patent # 8,798,779, titled "Multi-dimensional resource optimisation in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements".


Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

19 August 2014

4D Engineering, the UK and Ireland Distributor for Robotmaster, has appointed Loop Technology, based in Dorchester, UK, as an authorised res...


RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

19 August 2014

RAMPF Innovation Award 2014, and prize money, goes to developers of fast-curing polyurethane foam gasket.


Boeing Announces Education Partnership with American Air Museum

19 August 2014

Boeing has developed a new education and outreach partnership with the American Air Museum and the extension of the Boeing-Air League flying scholarship programme.

The American Air Museum, which is located at the Imperial War Museum at RAF Duxford, UK, houses the largest collection of historic US military aircraft outside of the US including a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, B-52 Stratofortress and F-4J Phantom II. From September, 2014, Boeing explains that the new “Partners in Flight” programme will raise awareness of the role American Air Force service personnel played during World War II; encourage young people to continue with science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects; and deliver professional development sessions for teachers.

“RAF Duxford is an important part of the heritage of the partnership between the UK and the US and a site of acute historical importance that Boeing is proud to support,” said Sir Roger Bone, President, Boeing UK. “Boeing’s role as a corporate citizen helps benefit the UK communities in which we live and work and inspire future aerospace leaders through education and participation, as well as support the preservation of the story of those who made such significant sacrifices in conflict.”

In addition, Boeing UK will extend its gliding scholarship programme in partnership with theAir League, to the Academy of Excellence, Haggerston School and City Academy, all based in Hackney, East London, UK. Eight students aged between 15 and 18 have almost completed an intensive training course at the London Gliding Club after receiving scholarships to learn how to fly a glider. “Thanks to Boeing, the Air League is able to offer the opportunity to fly to more and more young people every year,” said Andrew Perkins, Director, Air League.


AIC Saves Hampshire Composite Manufacturer up to 7,500 Production Hours per Year

19 August 2014

AIC has helped a Hampshire, UK, based composite manufacturer save up to 7,500 hours of lost production per year (150 per week) by upgrading the control systems of eight ovens with its AMCS (Autoclave Management Control System).