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Materials products, January 2017

Teijin supplies materials for solar car

Teijin Group says that it will be supplying materials and technologies will be adopted for a solar-powered, carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) vehicle.

Kordsa has developed new resin technology which reduces its curing time of nine minutes to three minutes.

Carpenter Technology has introduced Cartech Puris 5+, which it says is the market’s first high-strength, low-oxygen titanium powder.

Composite materials specialist Chomarat plans to launch a line of reinforced-concrete prefabricated wall panels.

GE Additive says that it is developing the world's largest laser-powder additive manufacturing (AM) machine for aerospace applications.

Aluminum specialist Eck Industries has signed a licence for the commercialization of a cerium-aluminum (Ce-Al) alloy.

Hexion Inc says that it has developed a phenolic resin for prepreg composites with a free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has introduced two new carbon fiber products.

Roth Composite Machinery has introduced a new laboratory line for prepreg as well as organic sheet applications.

Arcast says that it has successfully gas-atomized titanium with a D90 of less than 60 μ (D50 of 25 μ to 35 μ).

GKN Sinter Metals reports in its blog that it has developed 20MnCr5, a new low carbon alloy steel intended for metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Global resin supplier AOC has developed Firepel K140-MTI, a resin system for interior mass transit, architectural and building applications.

Technical Fibre Products (TFP) has developed a lightweight composite pipe which can be used safely in aircraft fuel systems.

Hardmetal tooling specialist Ceratizit has developed CeraShield, a coated knife for solid wood machining.

Tods Aerospace has completed an 18 month project to develop lightweight damage resistant composite fuel pipe assemblies.

Faurecia has acquired exclusive access to intellectual property to make composite hydrogen tanks from Stelia Aerospace Composites.

Electric care specialist TU/Ecomotive has built what it says is the world's first car made from biocomposites.

Scigrip, which makes adhesives, has achieved the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

Defense, shipbuilding, and engineering conglomerate company Damen Shipyards has recently demonstrated its new composite 2407 Water Bus.

Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS, has developed a new adhesion promotion surface treatment that can be cured using UV light.

Fiber specialist DSM Dyneema says that it has expanded its ballistic materials research and development capabilities for helmet applications.

Sumitomo Tool has developed a new coated grade for the turning of small precision parts.

Seco has launched the new R220.88 face milling cutter range with inserts with eight cutting edges and improved geometries.

The Wallwork Group is developing a new technology to remove the rough and irregular finish that can occur on AM metal components.

Hexion Inc has launched two new waterborne epoxy resins.

Hexion Inc has developed a new Bakelite phenolic resin with a formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%.

Hexcel has won a contract to supply material for a supercar’s carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Metrology company Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has launched a composite analysis system.

Diab’s Divinycell core composites have been used to make the interior decorations inside a condominium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lanxess has received a contract to supply Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite.

Canada Makes has made an automotive battery box end cap using additive manufacturing (AM).

Additive Industries has developed an entry-level model of its MetalFAB1 industrial 3D metal printing system.

Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE) has developed a new compound based on recycled thermoplastic carbon fiber material.

Materials supplier Solvay has introduced Omnix LF-4050 and Omnix LF-4060 polyamides (PA) with long fiber glass content of 50 and 60% respectively.

South West Metal Finishing (SWMF) has developed a new chemical immersion treatment to improve the surface of AM parts for aerospace.

Metal powder producer Höganäs has introduced a magnum cartridge for customers requiring a high volume paste.

Sandwich technology specialist Diab and its business partner Chimpex have fabricated a nose for a high-speed train.

Morgan Advanced Materials says that 16 ACV prototypes will be fitted with the company’s composite armor systems.

Sicomin has developed InfuGreen 810 infusion system, which has recently been awarded DNV GL certification.

Technical Fiber Products (TFP) has developed a new range of lightweight nonwovens on show at JEC.

Dow Automotive plans to present its latest products for carbon fiber prepregs at JEC World, taking place in Paris from 14–16 March.

Furnace specialist Solar Atmospheres has put in place a molybdenum hot zoned vacuum furnace.

Evonik has developed a range of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) powders which it says can reduce part wear and tear.

Velox GmbH has expanded its range of fire retardant materials from Italmatch Chemicals, which makes performance additives for as plastics.

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) plans to launch new materials for the autosport market at JEC World 2017.

Machining supplier Mikrosam has developed a machine that can integrate an AFP head for thermoset and an ATL head.

Evonik has developed a new method which could make it easier to mass produce complex fiber reinforced plastic molded parts.

Sicomin has supplied composite materials to produce molds and parts for the recently inaugurated Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Paris.

3D printing specialist Markforged says that it has developed a new 3D printing metal method called atomic diffusion additive manufacturing (ADAM).

SGL Group is to provide carbon fiber components for a project aimed at developing higher performance fuel cells.

Machine tool specialist Mazak has introduced a 3D printer that provides both additive and subtractive capabilities.

A die manufacturer has purchased two Seco/Warwick pit style air temper furnaces for its manufacturing facility in Ontario, Canada.

The RNLI has called upon Custom Composites to provide the rollers to help launch its Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat.

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