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Materials products, July 2019

BASF and Toray partnership to develop composite tapes

Toray and BASF have signed an agreement to produce continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRT) tapes for the automotive and industrial markets.

Carbon fiber precursor with 80k tow

Spanish company MontefibreCarbon has developed a new carbon fiber polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor with a tow of 80,000 individual filaments.

Scott Bader has supplied resin to make the interior panels of a steel framed gold egg structure as part of a dining room in a Dubai hotel.

Sigma Engineering, which makes processing simulation software, has developed a new way for users of its software to share results interactively.

Graphene specialist Haydale has reportedly developed a new range of functionalised nanomaterials pre-dispersed in process oils for elastomers.

GKN Powder Metallurgy says that it has opened a CO2-free energy supply system which uses metal powder to hold its hydrogen energy source.

SGL Carbon plans to showcase its automotive, aerospace and industrial composites at the CAMX show.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) has processed a new type of iron powder for AM.

Heat treatment specialist Accurate Brazing has reportedly installed a hot isostatic press (HIP) from Quintus Technologies.

The Brunel University London race team has created a 3D printed manifold part for its BR-XX car.

SGL Carbon says that it has delivered its millionth glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) leaf spring, used in a car’s suspension.

Haydale Graphene Industries' prepreg material incorporating graphene powder forms part of the (BAC) Mono R supercar.

Sicomin has launched a new bio-based epoxy resin designed for high pressure resin transfer molding (RTM) processing.

Royal DSM and UK supercar manufacturer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) plan to develop 3D printing applications for the new BAC Mono R vehicle.

Lanxess has replaced reinforced polyamide 66 with reinforced polyamide 6 to make a steering column switch housing in a number of Ford vehicles.

Cutting tool specialist Sandvik Coromant has released a new version of its CoroBore 825 damped fine-boring tool.

Renishaw has worked together with Domin Fluid Power to improve its productivity when making direct drive valves using metal additive manufacturing (AM).

SGL Carbon has supported students at the Technical University of Munich to develop a prototype pod for the Hyperloop transport system.

Lanxess says that its continuous fiber reinforced material has been used to make a range of structural components for the Audi A8 sedan car.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has developed a way to produce nanostructured rods and tubes from aluminum alloy powder in a single step.

Anaglyph Ltd says that it has released version 4.9 of its Laminate Tools composite structural design software.

Engineers at Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd in the UK are developing a hybrid composite-metal anti-roll bar for trucks and trains.

Roth Composite Machinery will be exhibiting a range of its products at the CAMX composites show.

Arburg says that its injection molding machines now feature a mold filling simulation as part of the control system.

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