12 May 2015
12 May 2015
Tecnatom and Álava Ingenieros have confirmed their partnership in the area of supplies of non‐destructive testing instruments.
Álava Ingenieros thus becomes official distributor of Tecnatom and will spread its NDT instrumentation to the markets of Spain, Portugal, Maghreb countries, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia and Central America. Specifically the agreement involves the distribution of new ultrasonic inspection systems and Eddy currents, developed by Tecnatom.
For Maria Teresa Aguado, Deputy Director of Technology and Product Development of Tecnatom, "this agreement will allow us to position ourselves in new markets in the hands of Álava Ingenieros, which already has proven experience in areas to be explored yet by Tecnatom".
The Vice President of Álava Ingenieros Group, José María Almazán, stressed that "the alliance with Tecnatom, a leading company in non‐destructive testing, is an important step in our positioning as providers of high‐tech sectors of great complexity, as aerospace or nuclear power, and strengthens both Spanish companies in markets of practically the entire world."
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.