World Market News N. 698: Rolls-Royce, Hafei, Aimplas, Sigmatex


Business and Market

Rolls-Royce announces £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities

Rolls-Royce announces £150m investment in UK aerospace facilities

Rolls-Royce has announced a £150m investment in new and existing civil aerospace facilities in the UK to support the planned doubling of engine production and deliver on their record civil aerospace order book. (...)

Harbin Hafei Airbus center celebrates its 1,000th locally-made A320 rudder

Spirit starts assembly on the next CH-53K King Stallion fuselage for the U.S. Marines

AFRL team changing the paradigm of composites materials research

Avio and Toray signed long term supply agreement of high performance carbon fiber

ORPC concludes power take-off testing at UMaine

Jochen Reiff new managing director of Rampf tooling solutions

Owens Corning completes acquisition of Pittsburgh Corning

Element completes Exova acquisition

Creative Pultrusions earns ISO 90012015 certification

Sigmatex announce strategic partnership agreement with Hengrui Corporation

AMAC launches a strategic partnership with Japanese MaruHachi

Schweiter Technologies further expands composite activities

OCSiAl to set up a nanotube production facility in Luxembourg

Composites UK exceeds 300 members

China’s automobile industry bets on 3D printing and composite materials

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Technology and Innovation

Spain again at the forefront of research and development of new graphene-based materials

Spain again at the forefront of research and development of new graphene-based materials

The public-private collaboration between Spanish companies, technology centres and research organizations has enabled the implementation of a new research initiative in the field of graphene for the development of new industrial applications with high added value and advanced properties. (...)

Automobili Lamborghini collaborates with Houston Methodist Research Institute

Boeing, Georgia Tech unveil advanced development research center

Safer aviation by sensors made of polymer optical fibres in the future

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Feature Machining



The machining of composite materials requires specific tools and know-how. It is due to the intrinsic physical properties of the materials but also to the many aluminium, titanium or steel inserts... (...)


Ascent Aerospace to present composite tooling systems

Ensinger acquires Swiss composite specialist next composites

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Orro release Terra C bike featuring Sigmatex hybrid carbon fibre textile

Orro release Terra C bike featuring Sigmatex hybrid carbon fibre textile

British bike manufacturer Orro have released the all new Terra C model road bike this month. Featuring sigmaIF – a combination of Innegra and Sigmatex carbon fibres, to produce a completely redesigned frame.

Porsche launches the new 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

China’s Xiaomi launches ultra-light umbrella with carbon fiber frame

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