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News for September 2018


Online Monitoring System Detects Milling Damage to Carbon Fibre Structures

Online Monitoring System Detects Milling Damage to Carbon Fibre Structures

11th September 2018 0 comments

Parth Rawal, a scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials (IFAM), Stade, Germany, has been presented with the MT Aerospace Innovation Award for his master thesis Sensor Based Online Monitoring System for Detection of Milling Defects on CFRP Structures. 

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L&L Products Launches Continuous Composite Systems at CAMX 2018

11th September 2018 0 comments

L&L Products will launch of its Continuous Composite Systems (CCS) technology at CAMX 2018, Dallas, Texas, US, on 16-18 October.

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Solvay Receives General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Supplier Award

11th September 2018 0 comments

Solvay has received a General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) Supplier Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding quality and delivery performance.

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3A Composites Core Materials Division Introduces New Branding

11th September 2018 0 comments

3A Composites’ Core Materials Division, which previously operated as AirexBaltekBanova, is introducing a new visual identity under the new brand name 3A Composites Core Materials.

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SHD Composite Materials Expands into US

11th September 2018 0 comments

UK firm SHD Composite Materials has formed a new company in the US.

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Victrex and Exeter University Partner on PAEK Additive Manufacturing

Victrex and Exeter University Partner on PAEK Additive Manufacturing

18th September 2018 0 comments

With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.

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Shanghai Electric Installs LM Wind Power Blades on 4 MW Offshore Turbine

Shanghai Electric Installs LM Wind Power Blades on 4 MW Offshore Turbine

18th September 2018 0 comments

LM Wind Power’s first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power’s 4.0 MW-136 wind turbine in China.

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Fibrelite and Trenwa Partner on Trench Systems

Fibrelite and Trenwa Partner on Trench Systems

18th September 2018 0 comments

Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.

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SGL Carbon Celebrates Opening of Fibre Placement Centre

SGL Carbon Celebrates Opening of Fibre Placement Centre

18th September 2018 0 comments

SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL’s site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.

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Solvay and Bell Sign Rotorcraft Supply Agreement

Solvay and Bell Sign Rotorcraft Supply Agreement

18th September 2018 0 comments

Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell’s military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.

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