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News for September 2011


Boeing Introduces 737 MAX

6th September 2011 0 comments

Boeing has unveiled the 737 MAX which they claim builds on the strengths of the Next-Generation 737.

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Wichita State University Receives $1.4 million DoD Grant for CIBOR Casualty Stabilisation Project

6th September 2011 0 comments

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to fund a project involving the National Center of Innovation for Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Research (CIBOR).

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Aerovac Launch of Indian Liaison Office

6th September 2011 0 comments

Richmond Aerovac has launched its new liaison office, based in India. 

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Dieffenbacher Develops Automated Production Line

6th September 2011 0 comments

Dieffenbacher, with the help of KraussMaffei, has developed a completely automated production line for the HP-RTM process, starting from preform manufacture and extending through to the pressing process and ancillary steps.

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PowerWind Concludes Framework Agreement for PowerWind 500

13th September 2011 0 comments

PowerWind has concluded a framework agreement with the British investment company Albion Ventures and their partner for this project Infinite Energy; a Welsh based developer, for the delivery of several wind turbines of the PowerWind 500 type.

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Formax’s Carbon Multiaxial Fabrics Chosen to Reinforce Lamborghini’s Latest Carbon Supercar

13th September 2011 0 comments

Formax recently developed a range of materials that would combine drapeability, good structural properties, and a new method of binding the materials in a preform structure prior to injection to meet the requirements of the latest Lamborghini.

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Premier Composite Technologies' Modular Fabrication FRP Stand Shortlisted for Blueprint Award

13th September 2011 0 comments

Premier Composite Technologies (PCT) has been shortlisted for the Blueprint Awardsforits all-composite stand for 100% Design London 2011. The stand which is shortlisted for the ‘Best Stand Design‘ category has been designed by UNStudio and engineered, built and installed by PCT. The Blueprint Awards, organised by Blueprint Magazine, are held each year at 100% Design London and, according to PCT, hundreds of designers enter these awards, now in their 15th year. PCT say the plaque is a mark of originality and quality from across the spectrum of exhibitors at the show that garners international respect from manufacturers and media alike.  This year’s panel of jurors includes Johnny Tucker, Editor, Blueprint; Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum; Alison Stafford, Director, Moooi;  Designer Hector Serrano;  Martin Saxby, LG Himacs, Benjamin Spriggs, Associate Editor, Sunday Times Style and Rebecca Stewart, Arup. The award ceremony will take place on the first day of the show on Thursday22nd September. PCT and UNStudio are collaborating at 100% Design London 2011 to demonstrate the benefits of designing and building with advanced composite materials over more traditional materials such as steel and concrete. The design for the stand presents a construction based on the repetition of a single geometric module. Moulded from carbon and glass fibre and epoxy resin composite combined with a structural foam core, the repeated assembled units utilize the light weight and extreme strength of the composite materials and create the potential for highly customised architectural configurations.

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CDI and Red Composites Launch New TIP Program

13th September 2011 0 comments

CDI (Century Design Inc) teamed up with manufacturing process consultants Red Composites to launch the new implementation program TIP, at China Composites Expo 2011 last week.

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SP-High Modulus Launches Pvcell G-Foam to Marine Market

13th September 2011 0 comments

According to SP-High Modulus, PVCell G-Foam provides high strength to weight ratio for all composite applications. They explain that other key features include outstanding chemical resistance, low water absorption and excellent thermal insulation capabilities and that it is compatible with most common resin systems including epoxy, polyester and vinylester.

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Advanced Composites Group Achieves a ‘First in the World’ with Nadcap Approval

13th September 2011 0 comments

Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG) is the first company in the world to go through a pilot audit and be granted Nadcap approval for composite prepreg manufacture to AC 7124 and AC 7122R.

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