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Composite industry products, January 2019

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Impossible Objects has formed a partnership with BASF to widen the range of applications for its composite based additive manufacturing process (CBAM).

New range of weaving machines

UK based 3D weaving machine manufacturer, Optima 3D, has launched a new range of weaving machines for 3D composite engineering.

Spirit AeroSystems says that it has developed a new way to produce carbon fiber composite materials for aircraft.

UAMMI has reportedly created its first carbon fiber thermoplastic 3D printed part for the United States Air Force.

A cantilevered canopy made using graphene-based composite materials has won an Innovation Award.

A team from the Colorado State University (CSU) has developed a composite rocket for the 2019 Intercollegiate Rocket Competition (IREC) competition.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers says that it has added more materials to the company’s range for 3D printing.

Carboman Group is collaborating with electric air transport company Eviation Aircraft to make an all-electric aircraft structure.

The US Air Force Research Laboratory has joined with Israeli universities to discuss new technologies.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has launched four new products in its range of adhesives and composites systems.

SGL Carbon has developed prototype composite battery enclosures that are reportedly 40% lighter than aluminum.

The UK’s NCC and SGL Carbon have entered into a new partnership to develop composite technologies for different applications.

Evonik says that it is expanding its production of transparent polyamides at its German facility.

CRP Technology says that its Windform materials will no longer be sold to service bureaus for the toll-manufacture of 3D printing components.

A glass filled thermoplastic composite used to make sunroof roller-blind guide rails has won a JEC award.

Michelman says that it has launched a new carbon fiber sizing product, as part of the company’s Hydrosize water-based range.

Fraunhofer Institute is developing ways to combine metal and fiber reinforced plastic composites for automotive and aerospace applications.

Teijin has developed a composite automotive door prototype that maintains required crash specifications while reducing overall weight.

Sicomin has introduced MaxCore, a sandwich core suitable for infusion processes.

Henkel says that it is expanding its Loctite MAX polyurethane (PU) matrix resins portfolio by adding a new range of materials based on epoxy.

The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) plans to exhibit a new machine system at JEC World.

PRF Composite Materials, based in Poole, UK, has installed a new unidirectional (UD) prepreg line.

Hexcel's carbon prepreg patch technology has been selected as a finalist for the JEC Innovation Awards 2019 in the automotive category.

The Fraunhofer Institute has developed a traction battery featuring a sandwich battery housing made of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

3A Composites Core Materials has developed two new products in its Baltek range.

Textiles company Huesker has introduced W8SVR Neolaminate, a continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) composite.

Metyx says that it plans to exhibit its newly acquired Tycor fiber reinforced core sheet material at the JEC World show.

Finnish reseach center VTT has developed a cylindrical extruder that could help with the processing of recyclable materials.

Sika Advanced Resins and tank manufacturer Ullit plans to exhibit a new composite tank for trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) at JEC World.

Composites Evolution's Evopreg PFC502 prepreg has recently completed a series of tests for rail industry fire standard EN45545-2.

Solvay says that it has added two more materials for simulation in additive manufacturing (AM) simulation software.

Motorsport company Prodrive Composites has been developing a way to make recyclable composite.

TRB Lightweight Structures has been selected to make a lightweight flooring solution for the bunkers accommodating Elekta’s MRI machines.

Multivista, part of composites company Hexagon, has formed a partnership with a cloud software provider for commercial drones.

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

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.

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