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German university acquires fiber machine

Mikrosam has developed a multi-material capable automated fiber placement (AFP) system for Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany.

SGL and Airbus develop composites for helicopters

Airbus and SGL have formed a framework agreement to develop carbon and glass fiber materials for applications in the helicopter sector.

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the US have developed a renewable 3D printing feedstock which uses lignin.

Hexcel says that it will be showcasing a range of products at JEC 2019, taking place from 12-14 March in Paris, France.

Composites Evolution has introduced a hybrid composite tooling system.

Victrex has designed a new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer for sealing applications in the cryogenics industry.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has developed a new range of glass and carbon-reinforced filaments for 3D printing.

Aachen University has installed a new injection molding system made by Engel Deutschland GmbH in its technical center.

Materials specialist Diab says that a catamaran, launched in Norway, makes use of infusion carbon fiber sandwich technology.

Covestro says that its continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP) are now branded Maezio.

BASF says that its new polyethersulfone Ultrason E material makes it easier to make sandwich structures for airplane interiors.

Chemicals company Sabic has launched a glass fiber reinforced plastic panel for the building and construction industry.

Diversified Structural Composites (DSC) has developed a fiber optic-embedded carbon composite rod for an oil well intervention system.

Liftomatic Material Handling has expanded its line of drum handling equipment to add 3A-HD-BHDL, a below-hook drum handling system.

A carbon fiber/epoxy molding compound from Hexcel has been used in a new overmolding process to produce a hybrid structure.

EconCore has installed a purpose-built 50 mm extruder at the company’s recently-refurbished R&D facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

Plastic 3D printing company BigRep has been named a winner of the German Innovation Award 2018.

A German project team has developed a process to recycle polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to make glass fiber reinforced PET.

Solvay says that its Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) resin was used in the development of a single-use bone staple kit.

Velox GmbH, which provides materials for the composites industry, will be showcasing a range of products at the Compounding World Expo 2018.

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