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Nonwovens protect against abrasion

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) reports that its aramid nonwovens can help protect against abrasion or wear nonwovens in composite surfacing applications.

Powder-based 3D composite

3D printing company Ricoh 3D has developed a range of carbon fiber composites made using additive manufacturing (AM).

BASF says that it has installed an injection molding machine to produce test specimens made of high temperature fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

Sicomin reports that its GreenPoxy resins have been used to help build a sustainable new one-person yacht.

On demand manufacturer Xometry now has a range of Stratasys materials to use in its selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printers.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a scanning transmission electron microscope with improved examination of materials at atomic-scale resolution.

Decision SA, part of European composites consortium Carboman Group, has developed a new direct mold tooling technology for aerospace.

BÜFA Thermoplastic Composites has partnered with BPREG to supply the latter’s range of unidirectional prepregs and woven fabrics made with natural fiber.

Exel Composites says that it has secured a patent across Europe for its telecommunications radome design.

Stratasys has introduced a new acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) based carbon fiber material for its 3D printers.

MaruHachi Group, a Japanese composite manufacturer, has installed a new high-temperature unidirectional tape line.

Toray Industries has developed a carbon fiber reinforced plastic-based repair technique for sea vessels used in hydrocarbon production.

Hexcel has developed a semi-preg material that it says can reduce shell manufacturing time in the wind blade surface finishing process.

ATL Composites in Australia has launched a new laminating system for surfboards which the company says can produce a clear, bright finish.

Bausano says that it has launched a new range of single-screw extruders for the production of polyolefin (PO) pipes.

Buehler has developed a new hardness tester which can test a range of different parts and components in both high-volume production and R&D.

Integrated Composite Products (ICP) has developed a range of polypropylene (PP) reinforcements for short and long glass filled material.

TRB reports that it has developed a new process to make continuous fiber thermoset composite parts at higher volume.

Zortrax and the European Space Agency (ESA) are developing a technology to 3D print composite parts out of two blends of PEEK filament.

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