World Market News N. 711: Airbus, Magna, Fraunhofer IWU, Aliancys


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Airbus’ “Blade” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Airbus’ “Blade” laminar flow wing demonstrator makes first flight

Airbus’ A340 laminar-flow “Blade” test demonstrator aircraft (A340-300 MSN001) has made its maiden flight for the EU-sponsored Clean Sky “Blade” project. (...)

Magna partners with Startus Insights to boost innovation pipeline in Europe

Stratolaunch Aircraft completes of first phase of engine testing

Sino-Russian CRAIC names new widebody airliner CR929

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone

Rock West Composites triples its carbon fiber tube offerings for the bicycle frame market

Triumph signs contract extensions with Boeing for ducting and floor panels

Spirit AeroSystems finalizes agreement with Boeing

bigHead and Cranfield University discuss knowledge transfer partnership

Hexcel completes Structil acquisition

Porcher Industries acquires entire operations of P-D Interglas Technologies

Owens Corning to invest in European composites operations

Sicomin supplies bio resins and composite materials for SeaBubbles flying water taxis

Surface Generation opens advanced composites R&D facility in Rutland, UK

Gurit transfers UK prepreg business to Gurit Spain by 2018

AOC announces Dr. John McAlvin as R&D Vice President

Altair acquires runtime design automation, broadens software portfolio for high performance computing

NetComposites rebrands its consultancy, training and innovation services as “Coventive Composites”

The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $600,000 grant from Boeing

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CRP Technology strengthens its European presence  

CRP Technology strengthens its European presence

CRP established an agreement with LSS to distribute the Windform® XT 2.0 and SP throughout Germany and Austria
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Technology and Innovation

A hybrid system for the 3D printing and machining of thermoplastic composite parts

A hybrid system for the 3D printing and machining of thermoplastic composite parts

CMS SpA and Fraunhofer IWU announce their R&D partnership to develop a new large-sized hybrid 3D printer. (...)

ChemTrend introduces a release agent for aerospace composites molding

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Feature Automotive



Car manufacturers have no choice but to lighten their vehicles to meet the new CO2 emission regulations: either in the U.S. with the CAFE regulation (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) or in Europe... (...)


A carbon fiber subframe

AMRC experts help car manufacturer Bentley to reduce weight

Braided carbon wheels for the Porsche 911 Turbo S

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High speed racing boats from FB Design

High speed racing boats from FB Design

For the boats of FB Design, Aliancys and Euroresins are supplying Atlac and Synolite resins, while providing great support to the company through their materials and processing expertise.

Asia’s largest offshore wind farm

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JEC Composites Magazine n°115

Feature Marine


Check out the feature dedicated to Marine on the latest JEC Composites Magazine.
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