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News for 19 August 2014


Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Lockheed Martin Unveil First Dream Chaser Orbital Spacecraft Composite Structure

19th August 2014 0 comments

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and Dream Chaser program partner, Lockheed Martin have unveiled the Dream Chaser orbital spacecraft composite airframe.

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Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

Composite Advantage Establishes FRP Bridge Installation Partner

19th August 2014 0 comments

Composite Advantage has established partner company FRP Constructors to provide critical on-site delivery and installation services for its Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite bridges and bridge decks.

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Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

19th August 2014 0 comments

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe.

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Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

Registrations Now Open for Event to Highlight Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications

19th August 2014 0 comments

Registrations for the Opportunities for FRP Materials in Mass Transport Applications one-day event are now open; set to offer a unique meeting of minds, discussing key innovations in using FRP’s in transport applications.

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MHI to increase Production of Composite Wing Boxes for Boeing 787 Dreamliner

19th August 2014 0 comments

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will  investment in its for production facilities for the 787 composite wing box at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works in response to Boeing’s plan to increase production rate of 787 from the current 10 shipsets per month to 14 shipsets by the end of decade.

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Sigma Expands with RMDG Acquisition

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Sigma Components has acquired RMDG Aerospace in a deal with Tricorn Group valued at £1.1 million.

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RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

RTP Company Expands Thermoplastic Compounding Facility in Mexico to Better Service Automotive and Consumer Goods Industries

19th August 2014 0 comments

RTP Company has installed a new state-of-the-art pultrusion line and is now producing Very Long Fibre (“VLF”) compounds at its facility in Monterrey, Mexico. 

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Plataine Patent Office Multi-Dimensional Resource Optimisation in the Manufacture of Substantially Two-Dimensional Elements in the US

19th August 2014 0 comments

Plataine has been granted United States Patent # 8,798,779, titled “Multi-dimensional resource optimisation in the manufacture of substantially two-dimensional elements”.

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Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

Loop Technology Appointed Authorised Robotmaster Reseller

19th August 2014 0 comments

4D Engineering, the UK and Ireland Distributor for Robotmaster, has appointed Loop Technology, based in Dorchester, UK, as an authorised reseller for the Robotmaster range of CAD/CAM software, for Offline Programming of Robots.

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RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

RAMPF Announce Winners of RAMPF Innovation Awards

19th August 2014 0 comments

RAMPF Innovation Award 2014, and prize money, goes to developers of fast-curing polyurethane foam gasket.

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