30 June 2015
30 June 2015
The result of a partnership between Aeris Energia and Barracuda Advanced Composites to open a training centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, will help thousands of Aeris employees and apprentices to develop their composite manufacturing skills.
According to barracuda, the capability to design, manufacture and assemble composite materials is vital in the wind energy industry in order optimise weight and design, thereby improving efficiency and performance. Brazilian wind market has a steady growth of 10% per year and both Barracuda and Aeris aim to improve skills, training, efficiency and quality for the wind energy infrastructure in the region.
The new training centre will help Aeris workers to improve their capabilities on the vacuum infusion processing as well as testing and developing new products and material specifications.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.
Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.