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Carbon fiber products

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Powder-based 3D composite

3D printing company Ricoh 3D has developed a range of carbon fiber composites made using additive manufacturing (AM).

World’s first carbon fiber smartphone

Lanxess reports that a smartphone made of its thermoplastic composite has been launched.

BASF says that its Ultramid Advanced polyphthalamide (PPA) range now includes carbon-fiber reinforced grades with fillings of 20, 30 and 40%.

Stratasys has introduced a new acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) based carbon fiber material for its 3D printers.

Sicomin says that it has sponsored extreme paddler Richard Kohler on his 6700 km solo kayak crossing of the South Atlantic.

Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique for sea vessels used in hydrocarbon production.

CRP Technology reports that a satellite dispenser has been 3D printed using its Windform XT 2.0 carbon-reinforced composite material.

The NCC and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) have launched a competition to improve combat aircraft structures.

Composite specialists Refitech Composite Components and CG TEC have developed a carbon fiber white cane for people with vision empairment.

Sicomin has supplied its epoxy resin for a new range of custom carbon fiber windsurf fins.

3D printing company Essentium Inc has launched a carbon fiber reinforced polyester filament for additive manufacturing (AM).

SGL Carbon says that it has received a multi-year order to make carbon fiber profiles for serial use in BMW model windshields.

Hexcel has supplied its carbon fiber material to make a new range of golf shafts.

The University of Kentucky and the ORNL have partnered on a US$10 million project to convert coal into high-value carbon fibers and composites.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

Composites Evolution has launched a new variable temperature cure prepreg system.

Ensinger, which makes composite materials, has added three new materials to its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic plates for industry.

Thomas Technik & Innovation (TTI) has developed a curved carbon fiber rear bumper beam for the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray sportscar.

Sigmatex has formed a partnership with Hypetex, which specializes in fiber colorization to produce new colored carbon fiber materials.

The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) is creating 3D printed carbon fiber aircraft parts for the UAM market.

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