06 December 2018
06 December 2018
Web Industries, a precision formatter of flexible materials and an outsource manufacturer, has been awarded associate membership in the prestigious National Composites Centre.
Based in Bristol, UK, NCC offers members the opportunity to develop, adapt, scale up and validate new and existing processes in the field of advanced composites production technology.
As a member, Web says it will cut aerospace component costs by determining optimum composite formatting procedures early in the design stage.
As an associate member, Web will partner with aerospace component material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, first tier suppliers, and OEMs early during the design stage to determine optimum formatting processes for thermoset and thermoplastic materials, and for dry fibre, that cut overall manufacturing costs.
The announcement was made by Patrick Markert, Web Industries’ Head of Business Development, Europe.
Patrick notes that Web’s acceptance as an associate member culminates a two-year process.
“In Europe, new aerospace programs are typically carried out at R&D hubs like NCC,” he says. “To become a member, you have to show that you can contribute with knowledge and competence. Web Industries had to demonstrate to NCC that we could help facilitate end-to-end process developments during the initial stages of programs in ways that cut costs in order to gain associate member status.This is really a proud moment for Web Industries.”
Photo provided by Web Industries
Siniat’s newly launched Securtex integrates Chomarat laid glass scrim into its gypsum plasterboard. According to the dry construction material specialist, it is the first plasterboard-only system certified to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 and accredited by the Secured by Design Police Initiative.
Williams Advanced Engineering is working with the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop innovative battlefield shelter protection for troops using Formula One-derived technology and processes created in-house at Williams to create composite 3D structures that can be deployed in theatre.
On 11 April 2019, the 9 Partner Institutes of the AZL opened the doors of their machinery halls and research labs to provide an extensive and on-site insight into the research and development capacities in the field of lightweight production and composites at the RWTH Aachen Campus.