04 December 2018
04 December 2018
Hexcel will exhibit at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show in Dusseldorf, Germany, on 10-12 December, promoting two technologies for wind blade manufacturers that address the growing need for reduced production times and increased throughput.
HexPly Surface Finishing Prepreg provides a ready-to-paint blade surface without using an in-mould coat. The benefits include no procurement of gelcoat, elimination of the coating process (with savings in logistics, storage, equipment), lower labour costs, and faster production. The production cycle is considerably reduced.
Polyspeed Pultruded Carbon Laminates were developed for load-carrying elements in a blade structure and are manufactured with a polyurethane matrix that provides outstanding mechanical performance in terms of stiffness and durability. The blade manufacturing process is optimised, with increased throughput. The pultruded laminates are supplied in coils as continuous cross section profiles.
Photo provided by Hexcel
Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing companies, has collaborated with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology provider Stratasys, to produce four fully approved interior components using 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing.
The Department of Lightweight Design and Structural Materials (LsW) at Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus has received a brand-new AFP system from Mikrosam.
Composite products, based on polyurethane technologies from global chemical company Huntsman, are taking centre stage at a design exhibition at the Design Museum Gent, Belgium.