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PhD Student Designs and Develops Revolutionary New Tool – ‘The Dibber’

PhD Student Designs and Develops Revolutionary New Tool – ‘The Dibber’

6th January 2015 0 comments

A PhD student from the University of Bristol, UK, has designed and developed a hand-held laminating tool, known as the dibber, for use in the layup of advanced composite components.

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TenCate Advanced Composites Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with Kestrel Aircraft for new all Composite Turboprop Kestrel K-350

TenCate Advanced Composites Signs Long Term Supply Agreement with Kestrel Aircraft for new all Composite Turboprop Kestrel K-350

6th January 2015 0 comments

TenCate has signed a long term composite materials supply agreement with Kestrel Aircraft, headquartered in Wisconsin, US.

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Tepex High-Performance Composites for BMW i8 Rear Muffler Cover

Tepex High-Performance Composites for BMW i8 Rear Muffler Cover

6th January 2015 0 comments

Tepex performance composites from Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates has been used to improve the mechanical strength of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic compression moulded cover on the rear muffler of the BMW i8.

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Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

Scientists Develop a ‘Virtual Lab’ in a Supercomputer for Designing New Composite Materials

6th January 2015 0 comments

Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But, UCL says, their development until now has been largely by trial and error.

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Johnson Controls Project CAMISMA Means Lighter but just as Safe Vehicle Seats

Johnson Controls Project CAMISMA Means Lighter but just as Safe Vehicle Seats

6th January 2015 0 comments

Johnson Controls is reducing the use of metals in vehicle seat structures by replacing them with multi-material systems in its CAMISMA (carbon-amide-metal-based interior structure using a multi-material system approach) research project.

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Lighter Planes are the Future

Lighter Planes are the Future

6th January 2015 0 comments

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and UCL (University College London).

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ReportLinker Predict Global Trends and Forcasts to 2019 for Natural Fibre Composites Market by Applications by Manufacturing Processes and by Region

6th January 2015 0 comments

The natural fibre composites market is projected to register a CAGR of 12.31% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $5,838.99 million by 2019, says market research organisation, ReportLinker. 

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Abstract Deadline Approaching for Composites UK Event ‘Fibre Developments for Biocomposite Materials’

6th January 2015 0 comments

On the 17 February 2015, the Biocomposites Sub Group, part of Composites UK, will host ‘Fibre Developments for Biocomposite Materials,’ an event encouraging discussion as to what further development and support is needed to highlight the use of biocomposite materials in mainline applications.

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Team Vestas Wind aiming to Re-Join the Volvo Ocean Race

6th January 2015 0 comments

Having recovered the Vestas Wind in better-than-expected condition, Team Vestas Wind will repair the Volvo Ocean 65 at Persico Marine in Italy and plan to re-enter the race in Lisbon in late May.

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Michelman Takes Steps to Better Anticipate and Serve Customers’ Needs around the Globe

6th January 2015 0 comments

Michelman has introduced an organisational structure consisting of three Strategic Business Groups.

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