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Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Slashes CIGS Layer Thickness by Half for Reduced Manufacturing Cost

Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Slashes CIGS Layer Thickness by Half for Reduced Manufacturing Cost

02 December 2014

Midsummer has reduced its CIGS layer thickness to 800nm, which it claims is less than half of what other suppliers can offer. 


Toray’s Carbon Fibre Materials Adopted by Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle MIRAI

Toray’s Carbon Fibre Materials Adopted by Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle MIRAI

02 December 2014

Toray’s carbon fibre material has been adopted by MIRAI, a fuel cell vehicle being introduced this month by Toyota Motor Corporation.


Boeing South Carolina Begins Final Assembly of its First 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing South Carolina Begins Final Assembly of its First 787-9 Dreamliner

02 December 2014

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina, US, facility. 


Boeing Completes First Milestone for NASA’s Commercial Crew Transportation Systems

02 December 2014

NASA has approved the completion of Boeing’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station from the United States under a ground-breaking Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract.


TeXtreme Partners up with STIGA and Moves into Table Tennis

02 December 2014

STIGA, a table tennis racket manufacturer, has turned to TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fibre reinforcements to get maximum performance on their blades.


New ASTM Standard Provides Testing for Interlaminar Fracture Toughness

02 December 2014

ASTM has released a new standard, D7905/D7905M, Test Method for Determination of the Mode II Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of Unidirectional Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites using the End-Notched Flexure (ENF) Test.


TenCate Supplies Armour Systems for Support Ships of Royal Danish Navy

02 December 2014

TenCate has secured an order from the Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for ballistic protection of the Iver Huitfeldt class frigates and Absalon class support ships of the Royal Danish Navy. 


Fokker Signs Agreement in Principle for F-35 Drag Chute Fairing Assembly

02 December 2014

Fokker has signed an agreement in principle with Lockheed Martin for the delivery of the drag chute fairing assembly for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II.


High Value Industries Converge at Record Attended Advanced Engineering UK 2014

High Value Industries Converge at Record Attended Advanced Engineering UK 2014

02 December 2014

Multiple advanced engineering and technology sectors within the UK’s advanced engineering and high value manufacturing community converged i...


AIC Install 400<sup>o</sup>C Autoclave for F1 Team 

02 December 2014

AIC Group has recently completed the design and installation of a new autoclave for a Formula 1 team in the UK. 


Airborne Oil & Gas Welcomes Shell Technology Ventures as Shareholder

02 December 2014

Airborne Oil & Gas has added Shell Technology Ventures BV as investor and shareholder.


Kaman Aerosystems Awarded Contract Extension by Bell Helicopter for Commercial Rotor Blade Components

02 December 2014

Kaman Aerosystems has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for several of Bell’s commercial helicopter models.  


Versarien Agrees Joint Venture with Dimar to form DV Composites

02 December 2014

Versarien has agreed terms to form a 50:50 joint venture with Dimar to distribute a new range of tooling for the composites industry.