15 August 2017
15 August 2017
Gurit reports that it has successfully completed material qualification for a global aerospace manufacturer.
Upon successful completion of the qualification process, Gurit has now been added to the manufacturer's official supplier database. As the qualification was achieved for existing aircraft types, sales of the listed materials can start at once.
Gurit expects short-term revenue potential of the qualification to be in the low single-digit million Swiss francs range. Mid- to long-term, the product listing has the potential to produce double-digit million Swiss Francs revenues on top of the existing aerospace business.
The Metyx Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.
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.