17 October 2017
17 October 2017
Gurit has won a contract for the production and supply of carbon fibre-based exterior car body panels from an Italian premium automotive OEM.
The five-year contract is worth around CHF8.5 million. Series production for the project is scheduled to start in 2019.
As part of the contract, Gurit says it will supply exterior body panels to achieve best-in-class weight and surface performance for a high end performance car. The parts will be manufactured using Gurit's patented press technology at its manufacturing site in Hungary.
The new contract increases order intake for exterior car body panels in 2017 to a total value of CHF29 million.
ZSK will hold its bi-annual technology showcase on 21-22 September 2018 at its Krefeld, Germany, headquarters. The Embroidery Technology Show assembles more than 25 exhibitors from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the embroidery manufacturing industry and demonstrate the latest products produced using techniques such as tailored fibre placement (TFP) or smart textiles.
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.
Parth Rawal, a scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials (IFAM), Stade, Germany, has been presented with the MT Aerospace Innovation Award for his master thesis Sensor Based Online Monitoring System for Detection of Milling Defects on CFRP Structures.