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News for June 2015


Terma and Lockheed Martin Sign F-35 Agreement

16th June 2015 0 comments

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Terma and Lockheed Martin, confirming future opportunities for Terma to pursue additional component production beyond their current contracted agreements for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

Toho Tenax’s Prepreg Helps Cut Electric Racecar’s Weight

23rd June 2015 0 comments

Carbon fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin, or prepreg, made by Toho Tenax is to be used in the lightweight body of an electric race car operated by TEAM APEV with MONSTER SPORT.

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SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

SCIGRIP Solar Boat Achieves Top Speeds During Sea Trials

23rd June 2015 0 comments

SCIGRIP has successfully completed the SCIGRIP Solar Boat’s sea trials in preparation for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup next month.

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ThyssenKrupp and Maxion Wheels Sign Cooperation Agreement

23rd June 2015 0 comments

ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components and Maxion Wheels have established a cooperation agreement to develop and market innovative new ultra-lightweight aluminium and carbon fibre hybrid wheels for the premium vehicle OEM market with the aim to offer customers exceptional performance benefits at an attractive price point.

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AutoDISC Proposes Non-Destructive Inspection Innovation for Future Generation Composite Aircraft

23rd June 2015 0 comments

AutoDISC, an Innovate UK funded research project is developing a new system for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) for future generation composite aircraft using CAD controlled robotics that will ensure aircraft are both safe to fly and have reduced aircraft hangar time, thus saving costs.

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A320 Jetliner Starts Commercial Flights with Safran-Designed Ceramic Matrix Composite Exhaust Cone

A320 Jetliner Starts Commercial Flights with Safran-Designed Ceramic Matrix Composite Exhaust Cone

23rd June 2015 0 comments

The ceramic matrix composite (CMC) exhaust cone designed by Safran company Herakles, made its first commercial flight on June 16, 2015, on a CFM56-5B* engine powering an Air France Airbus A320 jetliner.

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BGF Industries Releases Innovative Thermoplastic Composite Material

23rd June 2015 0 comments

BGF Industries has launched its latest innovation in thermoplastic composite material, PolyPreg.

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First Qure Contract Achieves Customer Accept

First Qure Contract Achieves Customer Accept

23rd June 2015 0 comments

Quickstep Holdings have announced that a €4.24 million ($6.2 million AUD) contract to deliver the first Qure technology for a commercial client is nearing completion.

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Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

Spirit Delivers Third SDTA Fuselage to Sikorsky for Production Representative CH-53K Helicopter

23rd June 2015 0 comments

Spirit AeroSystems has successfully delivered to Sikorsky the third fuselage section for the CH-53K ‘King Stallion’ heavy lift helicopter program’s System Demonstration and Test Article (SDTA) contract.

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Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Formally Launched

23rd June 2015 0 comments

Hundreds of composites experts from industry, government, and academia gathered at the Knoxville Convention Centre, US, for the launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

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