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Reduced weight composite cylinders

Engineers at Polish manufacturer Techplast have developed a way to reduce the weight of high-pressure cylinders used by firefighters.

Abbott Furnace installs endogas generator

Abbott Furnace Company has reportedly designed, manufactured and installed a 6,000 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFH) endothermic gas generator.

Sandvik says that the BEAMIT Group has acquired ZARE, an Italian independent additive manufacturing (AM) service providers.

BASF reports that its Ultrasim simulation tool can now calculate component concepts based on elastomers.

DSM has formed a partnership with polymer 3D printing company Nexa3D to supply its laser sintering powders for the latter’s QLS-350 systems.

LANXESS has developed a new range of hydrolysis-resistant materials suitable for very hot and humid conditions.

Quintus Technologies has delivered what it says is the world’s fastest fan-driven hot isostatic press (HIP) to a company that focuses on postproduction.

Shannon Global Energy Solutions, which makes reusable thermal and acoustic insulation, has developed a new thermal blanket for plastics extrusion.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) says that it has developed a new process for closed molding which it says could decrease injection times.

Engineers at Purdue University in the US are developing a runway mat made using metal 3D printing methods.

Hexcel has supplied its carbon fiber material to make a new range of golf shafts.

A project to develop a commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all composite wheel for EV applications has reached the pilot stage.

Sandvik, a developer and producer of stainless steels, special alloys and titanium, has launched Sanicro 35, a super-austenitic stainless-steel grade.

Sandvik’s new titanium powder plant has reportedly received an AS9100 Revision D certification to make parts for the aerospace industry.

The University of Kentucky and the ORNL have partnered on a US$10 million project to convert coal into high-value carbon fibers and composites.

Scientists at the AMRC are researching a vision inspection system using 3D modelling that could replace the manual inspection process of composite parts.

Hexcel has launched a new electrically conductive, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite suitable for additive manufacturing (AM).

Chemicals company Lanxess has developed a new range of MDI polyether prepolymers containing renewable, bio-based raw materials.

Filament winding company Engineering Technology Corporation has developed a compact servo tensioning creel for high-speed wet, dry and towpreg winding.

Owens Corning has reportedly launched a new range of extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam products.

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