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Materials products, July 2015

Malvern Instruments has launched an improved rSolution platform on its Kinexus rotational rheometer.

Gamesa has launched the Gamesa G132-3.3 MW wind turbine, designed especially for medium wind speeds.

Solvay says that its Torlon reinforced plastic has been used in a dual concentric slave cylinder (dCSC).

Quintus Technologies will supply a hot isostatic press (HIP) to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Florida-based Marine Concepts, Composites Consulting Group (CCG) and DIAB have jointly developed new molds for Boston Whaler.

Continental Structural Plastics' TCA Ultra Lite material has receiving the Grand Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers.

3DX Industries Inc now plans to offer Nanosteel’s two new proprietary metal powders in its Binder Jet additive manufacturing (AM) technology.

A glass and carbon fiber epoxy resin system from Hexion Inc is being used to make composite automotive panels on the Lotus 3-Eleven supercar.

Composite Advantage says that its FiberSPAN deck panels can be used to make a FRP cantilever bridge pavement system.

Glass fiber giant Owens Corning has announced the North American launch of its PulStrand 4100 roving.

Victrex has developed a range of unidirectional (UD) tape and laminate composite panels for the aerospace industry.

Soul Composites has launched a two-part composite tooling material.

Solvay's Virantage PESU has improved the toughness, heat resistance and processing consistency of a thermoset composite prepreg.

CPG Building Products has developed new reinforced plastic material for use in house cladding.

Laser specialist Trumpf plans to introduce new machines for 3D printing of metal parts.

Arevo Labs has launched a range of materials to make to make 3D printed composite parts for a range of applications.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc is producing specialty powders for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry.

A car made with TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon reinforcements has won the World Solar Challenge in the Challenger Class.

Frost & Sullivan has awarded MWI Lab the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award.

DUNA-USA has developed a high-temperature polyurethane tooling board.

The CARBIO project has developed a carbon/flax hybrid automotive roof using Composite Evolution’s Biotex flax material.

Sandvik Coromant has launched a reinforced variant of its CoroDrill 880 indexable drill.

Technical Fibre Products will be exhibiting a range of nonwovens at the Composites Engineering Show.

Analyze a coating system throughout its life cycle using the 4300 Handheld FTIR.

DolphiTech has started to deliver its DolphiCam ultrasound NDT inspection systems to Volkswagen Group and Audi.

East Asia Composites (EAC) has made structural composite panels which incorporate natural fibers.

Formax will be showcasing a selection of its multiaxial fabrics at the Composites Engineering Show in Birmingham, UK.

Explore coating system analysis and see a non-destructive, in situ approach for development, application, and maintenance.

Betatype has developed a CAD/CAM program which can help design complex geometries through AM.

Dark Matter Composites has launched a new Small Air Router Kit to help enable dust free trimming of composite materials.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has unveiled a hybrid wheel that is says could save up to 20% of weight against its aluminum competitors.

PRF Composite Materials has developed new RP-801 and RP-802 tooling prepreg systems.

Airbus’ defense and space division is using EOS additive manufacturing (AM) technology to produce satellite parts.

A carbon fiber land speed bicycle has recently competed in the IHPVA World Human Power Speed Challenge.

Ceratizit plans to exhibit its range of corrosion-resistant carbide grades at Blechexpo 2015.

Lanxess is launching a range of new materials at this year’s Fakuma.

Airbus Helicopters is replacing aluminum in an aircraft door with a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer.

Tooling specialist Dimar Tooling is entering the UK composites market.

WSI has updated its product range, introducing a number of new reinforcing fabrics and tapes to provide wider support to boatbuilders.

Solvay Specialty Polymers' Ixef glass-filled resin has been used to mold several medical components.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will be exhibiting its advanced nonwoven materials at Composites Europe in Stuttgart, Germany from 22-24 September.

Delcam will be showcasing its PowerMILL Robot CAM system at Composites Europe.

SGL Group has developed an isotropic non-woven prepreg (ICV prepreg), which it plans to launch at the show.

Hexagon Ragasco, a leading producer of composite LPG cylinders, has reported 10 million cylinders sold worldwide.

Scientists at Louisiana Tech University are developing new technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles.

GKN Powder Metallurgy plans to exhibit a range of its PM-related products during the IAA motor show.

GKN has developed a prototype of metal hydride storage tank made of structures produced by powder metallurgy (PM).

NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) is looking for partners to help develop AM parts with carbon nanotube reinforcement.

Cardiff University scientists have recently published the results of a research in developing scalable composites using nanocarbons.

Composite Advantage has introduced a new wear surface option for its FiberSPAN pedestrian bridge deck and rail platform products.

Scott Bader-ATC is exhibiting its range of products at IBEX 2015, which runs from 15-17 September in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

A golf driver made by Cobra Puma Golf has reduced weight due to using carbon fiber reinforcement in the crown.

PlastiComp Inc has added two thermoplastic polymer matrices to its Complēt Hybrid long glass+carbon fiber composite material range.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian supplier of composite molding machinery, has launched an injection machine for the resin transfer molding (RTM) process.

Mining company Zenyatta Ventures Ltd plans to produce the high purity graphite required in components of fuel cell technology.

A township in Ohio has commissioned Composite Advantage to build a no-maintenance fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) bridge to connect three parks.

Toho Tenax Co Ltd has supported Japan’s Kogakuin University in developing a car made with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

Dow is collaborating with Clemson University to develop a lightweight futuristic vehicle using Dow’s structural adhesives.

Fibrelite has developed F900 composite trench covers that are a lightweight alternative to heavy concrete and metal access covers.

Avure Technologies reports that it will supply a Quintus hot isostatic press (HIP) to Alcoa Howmet.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a process that could make it easier to recycle neodymium and dysprosium.

Jones & Co says that it has created the world’s first carbon fiber cue case.

Union Process, Inc has built its first combination mill comprised of an S1 batch mill combined with an SDM-05 mill.

An entrepreneur on Indiegogo.com has launched a project to fund the development of gangways made of carbon fiber.

Concept Laser has made a new stainless streel insert drill for tool specialist Mapal using additive manufacturing technology.

Kyocera has launched the MFH mini, a small-diameter, high-feed hardmetal endmill for processing metal parts.

Italy-based SACMI plans to exhibit its second generation press for powder metal compaction at CERAMITEC 2015.

Ceratizit says that it now offers hardmetal ground blocks for wire erosion in all corrosion-resistant carbide grades.

Union Process Inc has introduced a combination laboratory mill which can process both fine and coarse material and/or perform multiple-stage grinding.

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