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News for June 2013


Composites Engineering Show to Host Key Technology Content with NetComposites and Composites UK

4th June 2013 0 comments

The Composites Engineering Show, being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 12-13 November 2013, will provide its most ambitious open conference programme to date, providing attendee groups with vital technology, market and strategic, value-added information.

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University of Nottingham Advances in Multi-Scale Modelling EPSRC CIMComp Project

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TexGen has now reached more than 15,000 downloads since its launch in 2006. The latest version, 3.5.3, which was released in November 2012, has been downloaded more than 1500 times.

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Ecocomp 2013 Conference to Promote Developments in Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites

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The 5th Ecocomp conference will take place on 3-4 July 2013 at The Studio, Birmingham, UK.

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Hakes Marine Launches High Performance Grand-Prix Yachts

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Hakes Marine recently announced the launch of its Judel Vrolijk-designed HH42 high-performance, grand-prix racing yachts.

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Galway Carbon uses Scott Bader’s Crestapol Resin in Citroën DS3 Rallycross Composite Body Panels

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The former World Rally Champion, Petter Solberg, is currently competing in the 2013 European Rallycross Championships with a customised 600 horsepower Citroën DS3 supercar fitted out with new lightweight carbon-kevlar composite body panels.

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TeXtreme Helps Rennteam Stuttgart to Win at the 2013 Formula SAE Competition

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Rennteam Stuttgart claimed victory at the 2013 Formula SAE competitions, held on 8 – 11 May in Michigan, US, using a car built using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics.

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Vincenzo Nibali Wins the Giro d’Italia on Corima Wheels Made with Hexcel’s Carbon Fibre Prepregs and Primetex

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Hexcel customer, Corima, manufactured the wheels on which Vincenzo Nibali rode to glory for the Astana team in the Giro D’Italia, one of the major cycling Grand Tours.

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Mafic to Create 70 New Jobs in Ireland producing Basalt Fibres for use in North American Composite Products

4th June 2013 0 comments

Mafic Ireland is to create 70 jobs over the next three years with a multi-million Euro investment in its new production facility in Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland, creating basalt fibres for use in composite products at its Canada branch.

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Begins Final Assembly

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Boeing has begun the final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner with the newest member of the 787 family beginning to take shape on May 30 in Everett, Washington, US.

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Teledyne CML Receives Nadcap Composite Manufacturing Accreditation

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Teledyne CML has received Nadcap composite manufacturing accreditation AC7118 PAR Rev C at its Bromborough, Wirral, UK facility.

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