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News for 20 May 2005


Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Abaqus

20th May 2005 0 comments

Dassault Systèmes is to acquire the composite design simulation software developer, Abaqus Inc, in an all-cash transaction approximating $413 million.

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Vacuum Infusion and RTM Light Training in Northwest Over the Next Month

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A full month of closed moulding training programs at Skagit Valley Community College, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA is planned for the period between Mid-May and Mid-June 2005.

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Acordis in Administration

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UK industrial fibre manufacturer, Acordis, has called in the administrators, with Deloitte confirming that it will run the business while restructuring and sales options are considered.

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Russian Aviation Industry to Partner Boeing for 787 Dreamliner Nose-cone

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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner design team has selected Boeing’s Russian production team for the design of the 787 nose-cone.

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CTC Launch Composite Power Line Analysis Tool

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Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) have launched a Power Line Analysis Tool, called PLAT, to measure the effectiveness of the company’s composite power cables.

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Nanocomposites Feature in Additional $25 Dupont MIT Alliance Funding

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Dupont has received an additional $25 million as part of the continued funding for the DuPont MIT Alliance (DMA), a research program focused on creating innovative, next-generation materials which will include an investment into nanocomposite materials.

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Celanese Divests PBI Business

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Celanese Corporation has sold the polybenzimidazole fibre and polymer business (PBI) to PBI Performance Products, Inc., an affiliate of the US InterTech Group.

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UK University to Showcase Thermoplastic Guitars

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British inventors are promoting a range of innovative acoustic and electric guitars made almost entirely from polymers under the name of Cool Acoustics Technology.

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Toyota Develops Carbon Fibre High-pressure Hydrogen Tanks

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Toyota has developed 35MPa and 70MPa high-pressure hydrogen tanks for use in fuel cell vehicles made from carbon fibre.

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New Zealand Windsurf Developer Automates Production with German Robots

20th May 2005 0 comments

New Zealand’s Carbon Art International is completing a research and development project, with investment from Technology New Zealand, to automate its surfboard production using a German built robot.

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