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Composite parts CHANGE TOPIC

Composite parts products, January 2019

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Composite helicopter components

GKN Aerospace says that it has produced four thermoplastic composite components for its Bell V-280 Valor craft.

Carbon fiber replacement parts for B-1

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

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.

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.

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer Sunseeker has used adhesive technology from Hexcel for the resin infusion of its new performance cruiser.

Sabic says that its Ultem polyetherimide (PEI) resin has been used to make a range of lightweight spectacle frames.

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.

Composite specialist Kordsa and tire manufacturer Continental have joined forces to introduce an adhesion system.

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.

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.

Scott Bader plans to introduce two products at JEC World, taking place in Paris, France, in March.

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.

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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