25 March 2014
25 March 2014
Contractors are entering into the final phase building a new 60,000 sq ft factory for epm:technology.
The company states the £6.75 million factory, supported by the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund, will be equipped with the infrastructure to be able to produce items for Formula One, aerospace and automotive markets from June.
“My team have a very clear focus” explained Graham Mulholland, Owner and Managing Director of epm:technology. “The development is racing along at a phenomenal pace, it’s almost inconceivable to consider that in less than six months since announcing this project, I am able to stand in a brand new factory and say that the final 50-day countdown to when production commences has now commenced.
“While there is still an incredible amount of work to transform the shell of a building into a state-of-the-art factory it will, when complete position epm:technology at the very forefront of composite component manufacturing and engineering. I am extremely confident my team are ready and we will be moving throughout May, and be fully operational in June.”
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
After the collapse of a drinking water pipeline in downtown Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Insituform was contracted to reline a close to 100 year old pipe underneath one of the canals. Water was restored successfully within five days, with minimal impact on traffic and the environment.