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News for September 2018


USQ Hosts 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials

USQ Hosts 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials

4th September 2018 0 comments

The 11th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-11), hosted by the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Cairns, Australia, 30 July-1 August, attracted a record number of 550 delegates from 34 countries, with the top delegate countries including China, Australia, Korea and Japan.

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Michelman Showcases Fibre Sizings for Automotive at ACCE

4th September 2018 0 comments

Michelman will spotlight its Hydrosize Link fibre sizings and resin modifiers formulated specifically for automotive applications at the Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE).

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ALMACO Launches Innovation Award

4th September 2018 0 comments

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is launching the ALMACO Innovation Award. The initiative aims to boost innovative projects and generate real business opportunities for Brazilian companies.

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AMRC Orders Ultrasonic-Assisted Composite Machining Tool

AMRC Orders Ultrasonic-Assisted Composite Machining Tool

11th September 2018 0 comments

A £1.8 million DMU 340 G linear machine tool is coming to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), UK, at the end of the year. It is said to be the first of its size to be fitted with an ultrasonic-capable spindle for use in five-axis machining applications.

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Composites UK Issues FRP Circular Economy Study

Composites UK Issues FRP Circular Economy Study

11th September 2018 0 comments

Composites UK, Scott Bader and Renuables, with funding support from the National Composites Centre and Innovate UK, have collaborated on a new report detailing the best way forward for disposal of waste fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) material in terms of cost and environmental impact, in the UK.

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NTPT and GMV-Richard Mille Open Cleanroom Facility

NTPT and GMV-Richard Mille Open Cleanroom Facility

11th September 2018 0 comments

NTPT has opened new laboratory facilities and a 300 m2 cleanroom production area at its headquarters in Renens, Switzerland. This is a step forward in the long-term collaboration with Guenat S.A. Montres Valgine (GMV)-Richard Mille, which includes the exclusive supply of lightweight Thin Ply prepreg materials to Richard Mille horology, jewellery and writing instrument designs, as announced in February this year.

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Creative Composites Installs New Paint Line

Creative Composites Installs New Paint Line

11th September 2018 0 comments

Creative Composites has installed a new painting facility at its UK site to enable it to achieve a high level of surface finish on composite automotive components such as exterior body panels.

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Hexcel’s Acousti-Cap Helps Reduce Aircraft Noise in NASA-Boeing Test

Hexcel’s Acousti-Cap Helps Reduce Aircraft Noise in NASA-Boeing Test

11th September 2018 0 comments

Hexcel’s latest Acousti-Cap sound-reducing honeycomb technology was recently tested in a joint NASA-Boeing flight test on a B737 MAX test platform, with results reported to beat expectations.

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11th JEC Asia Gathers the Composites Industry in Seoul

11th JEC Asia Gathers the Composites Industry in Seoul

11th September 2018 0 comments

JEC Asia is returning to South Korea on 14-16 November 2018.

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USQ Hosts Centre for Future Materials Open Day

USQ Hosts Centre for Future Materials Open Day

11th September 2018 0 comments

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.

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