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News for October 2018


Chem-Trend Gains Aerospace Certificate

Chem-Trend Gains Aerospace Certificate

2nd October 2018 0 comments

Chem-Trend has been certified by the DQS (German Certification Company for Management Systems) in accordance with EN 9100:2016, fulfilling the strict quality requirements for aerospace suppliers.

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Advanced Engineering 2018 Publishes League Table of UK’s High Value Manufacturing Hotspots

2nd October 2018 0 comments

The UK’s Advanced Engineering exhibition has published its ranking of the UK’s top high value manufacturing hotspots. Top spot goes to Sheffield, which narrowly beats last year’s winner Bristol.

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Pontis Engineering Introduces Welding Solution for Epoxy Blades

2nd October 2018 0 comments

Pontis Engineering presented a welding technology for epoxy composite wind turbine rotor blades at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018. Enabling the welding of epoxy blades using thermoplastic resin, this technology is said to bring benefits in blade cycle time, weight and strength.

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Gurit to Acquire Core Kitting Company JSB Group

2nd October 2018 0 comments

Gurit has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in JSB Group, a supplier of core material kits for wind turbine blades, for an equity value of DKK520 million, subject to closing conditions.

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PRF Composite Materials Opens New Facility

2nd October 2018 0 comments

PRF Composite Materials has opened its third factory and launched a new corporate brand.

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Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and USQ Partner on Composite Rail Technology

Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and USQ Partner on Composite Rail Technology

9th October 2018 0 comments

Australian organisations Austrak, Laing O’Rourke and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) have joined forces to develop polymer composite solutions for bridge transoms in a $10 million project titled Polymer Composite Transoms for Rail Bridge Deck Replacement (CompTrans).

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Elemental RP1 Sports Car Showcases Capabilities of Tailored Fibre Placement

Elemental RP1 Sports Car Showcases Capabilities of Tailored Fibre Placement

9th October 2018 0 comments

Designers at Elemental Motor have utilised tailored fibre placement (TPF) to extend the use of carbon composites in its RP1 sports car.

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Techsil Launches Clear Epoxy Adhesive for Carbon Fibre

Techsil Launches Clear Epoxy Adhesive for Carbon Fibre

9th October 2018 0 comments

Techsil has developed a clear, epoxy adhesive called EP25880 Clear that cures fast and provides a strong, tough and durable bond on carbon fibre composite parts.

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CRP USA Presents Windform Composite Materials at Satellite Innovation 2018

CRP USA Presents Windform Composite Materials at Satellite Innovation 2018

9th October 2018 0 comments

CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.

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NAUM 2018 Graphene Nanotubes Event Open to the Public

NAUM 2018 Graphene Nanotubes Event Open to the Public

9th October 2018 0 comments

Innovators and industry pioneers will gather to discuss the latest applications of graphene nanotubes at the Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM) 2018 in Shanghai, China, on 31 October. Visitors will also be able to see an on-site demonstration of the production of nanoaugmented products with real industrial equipment.

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