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German university acquires fiber machine

Mikrosam has developed a multi-material capable automated fiber placement (AFP) system for Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany.

Boothroyd Dewhurst has introduced a new version of its Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) software.

Airbus and SGL have formed a framework agreement to develop carbon and glass fiber materials for applications in the helicopter sector.

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the US have developed a renewable 3D printing feedstock which uses lignin.

An EU consortium have produced an aeroplane part made of graphene reinforced composite.

Charles Ross says that it has made improvements to its 1,500-gallon PVM-1500 multi-shaft mixer.

Hexcel says that it will be showcasing a range of products at JEC 2019, taking place from 12-14 March in Paris, France.

Aerospace supplier GKN Fokker has acquired an automated kitting solution from composites company Airborne.

Hexcel Corporation says that it will display two materials for wind blade manufacture at the Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture show.

Composites Evolution has introduced a hybrid composite tooling system.

Victrex has designed a new polyether ether ketone (PEEK) polymer for sealing applications in the cryogenics industry.

Toray Industries has developed new carbon fiber material with higher tensile strength and tensile modulus.

The Nuna9s solar vehicle recently won the Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa, an eight-day solar race from Pretoria to Cape Town.

Epoxy company Sicomin has supplied a number of epoxy resins for a new hydrofoil.

Solvay reports that it has expanded its range of filaments for additive manufacturing (AM) applications.

Composites specialist Gurit has launched Ampreg 31 and Ampreg 36 resins and ancillaries, part of its Ampreg range of wet laminating products.

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has developed a new range of glass and carbon-reinforced filaments for 3D printing.

Chomarat has partnered with sports equipment company Babolat to supply multiaxial carbon to make a new tennis racket.

Aircraft companies Bucher Leichtbau and Ensinger have joined forces to promote the use of fiber-reinforced composites in aerospace projects.

Evonik has developed a polymer filament based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK) in implant-grade quality for use as a 3D printing material for implants.

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