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Composite processing features, July 2012

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Aero engines lose weight thanks to composites (Part 2)

Aircraft engines have traditionally been the domain of metal but aero engine manufacturers are now saving substantial weight by using composites in the fan

The importance of servicing and maintenance

The maintenance of equipment such as autoclaves and presses is vital to the safe and efficient running of a production plant. UK company AIC specialises in

Here we take a look at some recent research papers published in Elsevier's journals.

The article outlines the objectives of the European project HIVOCOMP (Advanced materials enabling high-volume road transport applications of lightweight st

The continued development of offshore wind farms has created a growing market for support boats to transfer personnel and equipment to the turbines. We see

Aircraft engines have traditionally been the domain of metal but aero engine manufacturers are now saving substantial weight by using composites in the fan

German reinforced plastics association AVK presented its 2012 Innovation Awards to six winners during its annual conference in Düsseldorf.

This feature discusses how the reliable characterisation of composite materials ensures safety and increases the efficiency of wind turbines.

While prepregs have speeded up the composite process and improved quality and consistency, acquiring and operating large autoclaves is very costly and thei

Roxana McMican, Research Applications Chemist in Michelman Inc’s Fibres and Composites Group, discusses the role that sizing of glass reinforcements plays

Technical terms frequently encountered in the fibre reinforced plastic composites industry.

While prepregs have speeded up the composite process and improved quality and consistency, acquiring and operating large autoclaves is very costly and thei

This technique is widely used for high performance mouldings such as for aerospace applications.

Today’s rail vehicles use composites widely in their interiors, but exteriors are still mainly metal. The latest aircraft, however, are 50% composite – inc

Century Design Inc (CDI) has been developing processing equipment for the composites industry for over 50 years. We spoke to the company’s president Keith

Today’s rail vehicles use composites widely in their interiors, but exteriors are still mainly metal. The latest aircraft, however, are 50% composite – inc

Vehicle manufacturers are aggressively adopting lightweight composite material strategies to meet requirements for increased design freedom and flexibility

GRP, CFRP, bio and nano – stem to stern, composites bring durability, weight reduction, and cleaner, greener cost-effective material and process options to

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