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3D printed FRP footbridge

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.

New line of epoxy encapsulation composite materials

Sumitomo Bakelite reports that it will open a new manufacturing line for epoxy encapsulation composite materials for automotive applications.

BASF has introduced a new polyphthalamide (PPA) material in its Ultramid range that can be manufactured into semi-finished parts by extrusion.

Chemicals company Lanxess says that three of its polyamide (PA) materials now contain recycled glass fibers.

Bonding specialist Powdertech and bigHead Fasteners Ltd say that they are researching the bonding of metal fasteners to polypropylene (PP).

Kordsa has developed a range of thermoplastic prepreg products available in sheets form.

UK design engineering company Sharp & Tappin Technologies has developed a new range of composite routers aimed at R&D Labs and Test Centers.

Composites company Greene Tweed has reportedly used new flow and cure simulation technology to create custom models.

Precious metal company Cooksongold AM has developed a way to 3D print the tip plates of bushings, used in the production of glass fiber.

Hexcel has received a JEC award for a thermoplastic composite technology entitled Innovative Solutions for Welding (ISW).

DSM has introduced a range of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) material.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a focused ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) with a femtosecond laser.

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

Metrology company GOM has developed a compact version of its optical 3D measuring systems.

Front Street Shipyard, based in Maine, USA, plans to install a five-axis 3D waterjet cutting machine that it says is the largest of its kind in the state.

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.

AIMPLAS has developed a new biodegradable, compostable plastic material from olive stones that could be used to make new packaging materials.

Scott Bader is pleased to introduce Crestamould T29, a new tooling modified polyester compound.

DSM has released Skins Sandy, a new material in its Skins range of haptic coating resins.

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