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Carbon fiber golf shafts

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

Research focuses on converting coal into carbon fiber

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.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

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

Chemicals company Lanxess has developed a new range of MDI polyether prepolymers containing renewable, bio-based raw materials.

DSM plans to build what it says is the world’s first lightweight 3D printed fiber reinforced poly-mer (FRP) footbridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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.

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

Poland composites company WIT Composites has developed an operating theatre tabletop made from carbon fiber composite materials.

Hexcel has developed a new low temperature fast cure adhesive film.

Hexcel says that it has supplied a range of carbon fiber reinforcements to multihull builder Gunboat for its series of Gunboat 68 yachts.

BASF's Chimassorb light stabilizers have been used to produce nonwoven geotextile used in the construction of Indian highways.

Lanxess says that it has carried out a range of tests to investigate the fire behavior of its overmolded polyamide-6-based Tepex.

The Fraunhofer Institute has spearheaded a new project focusing on the efficiency of fiber-optic sensors in monitoring the vacuum infusion process.

Sicomin has developed a range of bio-based epoxy resin systems available for the automotive, wind energy and civil engineering industries.

Hexcel Corporation and NaCa Systems have jointly developed a wood fiber composite sports car seat back using press molding.

The AMRC is developing a 3D woven composite component which could withstand the extreme temperatures inside a fusion nuclear reactor.

SGL Carbon plans to begin serial production of landing gear made from braided carbon fiber material early this year.

Solvay and SGL Carbon have entered into a joint development agreement (JDA) to produce the first composite materials based on large-tow IM carbon fiber.

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