18 February 2014
18 February 2014
Fulcrum state it has delivered substantial improvements in interfacial properties of glass fibre-epoxy composites by coating fabric with carbon nanotubes using its SP1 protein.
Using nanotechnology and specifically carbon nanotubes, Fulcrum says its SP1/CNT solution increases the toughness of such composites by at least 30% without affecting the overall strength, enabling customers to introduce glass/epoxy composites to highly demanding applications, and keeps costs affordable.
Its customers, Fulcrum claim, have already successfully deployed the SP1/CNT reinforcement solution in the aerospace market, realising the commercialised scale and advantages of nanotechnology in composites.
“Our unique SP1/CNT technology, which combines biotech and nanotechnology, implemented for mass production in standard textile dyeing machines, enables us to provide our customers with a wide variety of solutions, tailored for their specific needs. We are very satisfied with our customers’ feedback and cooperation in introducing our SP1/CNT complex for their products. We encourage companies to contact us in order to collaborate in working on their specific needs“, said Nimrod Litvak, Fulcrum’s CEO.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.