News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Connova adopts CrossTrack composite manufacturing software http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/connova-adopts-crosstrack-composite-manufacturing-software <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>Jetcam international announced the successful installation of Jetcam Expert and CrossTrack composite manufacturing suite at Connova AG, Switzerland, a marketer of high performance composites.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The five-day installation, performed by Jetcam Composite GmbH, took place in April 2014, covering installation of the two softwares, plus training for three staff. CrossTrack AMS (Advanced Manufacturing Station) was installed to provide real-time tracking and control of materials, plies, kits, orders and nests. Jetcam Expert, in conjunction with its High Performance Nesting module was configured in ‘RCP’ (remote control processing) mode to completely automate the import, ‘cleaning’, profiling and nesting of CAD files - all controlled remotely via CrossTrack.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/connova-adopts-crosstrack-composite-manufacturing-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 29681 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Norma M20 FC becomes a driving force http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/norma-m20-fc-becomes-driving-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Showcasing the value that Araldite structural adhesives offer to performance sports applications, the Norma M20 FC prototype sports car is building up an impressive record of podium successes in the 2014 V de V Proto Endurance Challenge Series.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/norma-m20-fc-becomes-driving-force" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26305-pict0556.jpg" alt="Araldite helps the Norma M20 FC become a driving force " title="Araldite helps the Norma M20 FC become a driving force " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="56" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: left;">Norma Auto Concept Engineering has assembled the prototype’s rear wing using a combination of Aralditeadhesives, selected to fulfill essential processing and performance criteria. <br /><br />The epoxy adhesive, Araldite 2048, has been used to assemble the wing’s aluminium pieces and the methacrylate adhesive, Araldite 2031, completes the structure in joining the composite components together and to the aluminium parts.<br /></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/huntsman-advanced-materials-switzerland-gmbh">HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS (SWITZERLAND) GMBH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/norma-m20-fc-becomes-driving-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Automotive Thermosetting Resins Additives & Modifiers Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29686 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Vector Aerospace Africa appointed designated overhaul facility for PT6A-140 engine http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/vector-aerospace-africa-appointed-designated-overhaul-facility-pt6a-140-engine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, its facility, located in Lanseria, South Africa, has been appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada aircraft engine. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/vector-aerospace-africa-appointed-designated-overhaul-facility-pt6a-140-engine" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26297-photo-1.jpg" alt="Vector Aerospace Africa appointed designated overhaul facility for PT6A-140 engine" title="Vector Aerospace Africa appointed designated overhaul facility for PT6A-140 engine" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd at Lanseria International Airport near Johannesburg is a Pratt &amp; Whitney Canada (P&amp;WC) distributor and designated overhaul facility (DDOF) for other PT6A engine models. The facility also offers mobile repair team (MRT) support for a range of additional P&amp;WC powerplants. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/vector-aerospace-africa-appointed-designated-overhaul-facility-pt6a-140-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 29678 at http://www.jeccomposites.com PRF Composite Materials introduces Snap Cure Epoxy Prepreg System with a complete process time of 4 minutes http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prf-composite-materials-introduces-snap-cure-epoxy-prepreg-system-complete-proc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>PRF Composite Materials is pleased to introduce its new Snap Cure epoxy prepreg system RP-570, which has a complete process time of 4 minutes and produces an aesthetic quality finish in pressed components.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/prf-composite-materials-introduces-snap-cure-epoxy-prepreg-system-complete-proc" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26314-prf-composites.jpg" alt="PRF Composite Materials introduces Snap Cure Epoxy Prepreg System with a complete process time of 4 minutes" title="PRF Composite Materials introduces Snap Cure Epoxy Prepreg System with a complete process time of 4 minutes" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="58" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Developed for high volume production of parts produced by heated press process, RP-570 Snap Cure enables the constructor to create parts in a processing time of just 4 minutes, with no need to cycle the mould tool or to cool the hot mould tool before demoulding at 140°C.<br /></p></div><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-news-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/network/directory/prf-composite-materials">PRF COMPOSITE MATERIALS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/prf-composite-materials-introduces-snap-cure-epoxy-prepreg-system-complete-proc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Glass Fiber Aramid Fiber Carbon Fiber Thermosetting Resins Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29704 at http://www.jeccomposites.com FIFA standard composites http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/fifa-standard-composites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Brazilian composites market is evolving.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Maybe not as fast as expected, the change towards more sophisticated processes and, consequently, nobler raw materials, can be finally noticed. This trend is quite evident when looking at the increasing demand for the peroxides of acetyl acetone of Polinox – the product is used, for example, in the molding of parts through the RTM process. From 2010 until now, the sales of Brasnox AAP<sup>®</sup> rose 20% per year. In contrast, the business involving simpler peroxides, which fifteen years ago represented half of the company’s revenues, won’t even reach 10% today.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/fifa-standard-composites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29534 at http://www.jeccomposites.com An autoclave management control system to save production time http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/autoclave-management-control-system-save-production-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>AIC announced that it had helped a Hampshire-based composite manufacturer save up to 7,500 hours of lost production per year (150 per week) by upgrading the control systems of eight ovens with its AMCS (Autoclave Management Control System).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/autoclave-management-control-system-save-production-time" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26284-right-column-autoclave-column-image.jpg" alt="An autoclave management control system to save production time" title="An autoclave management control system to save production time" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Before the replacement, AIC found that its engineers were being called out on average twice a month. In one year alone the company lost up to 7,500 hours in lost production. AIC then proposed that this could be remedied by upgrading the eight ovens with its AMCS (Autoclave Management and Control System). The upgrade was completed over three months.<br /><br />Since the upgrade, the company has not lost a single hour in downtime over a full year due to instrument problems. The control system paid for itself in six months, with an overall saving of £160k pa.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/autoclave-management-control-system-save-production-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Autoclaves Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:00:00 +0000 editor 29646 at http://www.jeccomposites.com New book of Horst Peterhans details the spray-up process http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/new-book-horst-peterhans-details-spray-process <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the biggest Brazilian experts in composites, Horst Peterhans, has just published “Spray-up”, a book that addresses the molding process quite common in factories of bus bodies, railway compositions, agricultural implements, pools and boats, among thousands of others examples.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/new-book-horst-peterhans-details-spray-process" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26278-horst-peterhans.jpg" alt="New book of Horst Peterhans details the spray-up process " title="New book of Horst Peterhans details the spray-up process " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="46" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>In 258 pages, he explains the technology that combines the simultaneous spraying of resin and fiberglass over the mold. The book is a gigantic step by step of what to do – and especially of what not to do when opting for spray-up as the production process. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/new-book-horst-peterhans-details-spray-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Automotive Marine Mass Transportation Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29636 at http://www.jeccomposites.com High performance ceramic fiber research center unveiled in Suzhou Dushu http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/high-performance-ceramic-fiber-research-center-unveiled-suzhou-dushu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Recently, the High performance ceramic fiber state-local joint engineering research center has been unveiled in Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-square-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/composites-news/high-performance-ceramic-fiber-research-center-unveiled-suzhou-dushu" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list imagecache-linked imagecache-news-square-image-view-list_linked"><img src="http://www.jeccomposites.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/news-square-image-view-list/content/images/square_image/26253-china-3.jpg" alt="High performance ceramic fiber research center unveiled in Suzhou Dushu" title="High performance ceramic fiber research center unveiled in Suzhou Dushu" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="99" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The center will become the core mechanism ceramic for the transformation of fiber research results to the industry application and industrialization in China.<br /><br />According to introduction, the establishment of High Performance Ceramic Fiber State-Local Joint Engineering Research Center was formally approved by China Development and Reform by National Commission (NDRC). Suzhou SAIFEI Group Co., Ltd. is designated to actually carry out the research and development institution construction and operation.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/high-performance-ceramic-fiber-research-center-unveiled-suzhou-dushu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Aeronautics & Aerospace Marine Other Fiber Thermosetting Resins Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 29531 at http://www.jeccomposites.com