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News for September 2018


Diab Core Materials Employed in New Carbon Fibre Catamaran

Diab Core Materials Employed in New Carbon Fibre Catamaran

4th September 2018 0 comments

Diab’s Divinycell core materials have been used in the construction of Brødrene Aa’s carbon fibre catamaran Rygerdronningen.

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RAMPF Supports Manufacture of AeroWagen Carbon Fibre Parts

RAMPF Supports Manufacture of AeroWagen Carbon Fibre Parts

4th September 2018 0 comments

Carbon fibre parts for the Callaway AeroWagen sports car were manufactured using RAMPF’s RAKU TOOL MB-0600 polyurethane board and RAKU TOOL EL-2203 / EH-2970 resin infusion system.

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Carbon Fibre Thermoplastic Replaces Aluminium in Oil Control Valve

Carbon Fibre Thermoplastic Replaces Aluminium in Oil Control Valve

4th September 2018 0 comments

An Asian automaker has replaced machined aluminium with a carbon fibre-reinforced composite in an injection moulded oil control valve within the variable valve timing system that controls engine intake and exhaust.

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Emirates Team New Zealand Appoints Gurit as Official Supplier

Emirates Team New Zealand Appoints Gurit as Official Supplier

4th September 2018 0 comments

Gurit has become an official supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand’s 36th America’s Cup defence campaign.

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Haydale Delivers Composite Pipeline Sealing System to National Grid UK

Haydale Delivers Composite Pipeline Sealing System to National Grid UK

4th September 2018 0 comments

Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.

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AZL Installs Engel Injection Moulding System

AZL Installs Engel Injection Moulding System

4th September 2018 0 comments

The Aachen Centre for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, is installing a new Engel injection moulding system in its technical centre.

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Aged West System Epoxy Boats Still Win Big

Aged West System Epoxy Boats Still Win Big

4th September 2018 0 comments

A pair of multihulls built by Gougeon Brothers with WEST SYSTEM epoxy resin decades ago won races on the Pacific Ocean and Great Lakes in 2018.

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Composites UK and BPF Hold Thermoplastics Event

Composites UK and BPF Hold Thermoplastics Event

4th September 2018 0 comments

The fifth edition of Thermoplastic Composites, run by Composites UK and the British Plastics Federation (BPF), takes place on 4 October in London and will cover the topic of high volume manufacturing for transport applications.

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BCP and University of Sheffield AMRC Develop Reconfigurable Floor Structure

BCP and University of Sheffield AMRC Develop Reconfigurable Floor Structure

4th September 2018 0 comments

Working in conjunction with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, Bespoke Composite Panels (BCP) has manufactured a reconfigurable floor structure used to mount various robots and machinery.

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Airbus Perlan Mission II Sets Altitude Record

Airbus Perlan Mission II Sets Altitude Record

4th September 2018 0 comments

Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engine-less aircraft to the edge of space, made history again in August in El Calafate, Argentina, by soaring in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 ft (60,669 ft GPS altitude). This set a new gliding altitude world record, pending official validation.

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