News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Boeing opens $1 billion 777X Composite Wing Center http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/boeing-opens-1-billion-777x-composite-wing-center <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Boeing employees joined with community leaders from across the region to celebrate the grand opening of its new 777X Composite Wing Center (CWC) in Everett, Wash. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The facility, located on the north side of the main final assembly building, will manufacture the large composite wings for the 777X, the company's newest commercial jetliner, and sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs.<br /><br />Boeing has invested more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction and outfitting of the new building.<br /><br />Construction of the new CWC building required approximately 4.2 million hours of construction time. At its peak, 1,700 contract employees worked on the project. By the numbers, the new building required:</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/boeing-opens-1-billion-777x-composite-wing-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Mon, 30 May 2016 14:22:04 +0000 editor 49788 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Ballistic-resistant continuous glass-fiber composites panels to protect power grid http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ballistic-resistant-continuous-glass-fiber-composites-panels-protect-power-grid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Southern States LLC, a Georgia manufacturer of products for the electric utility industry, selected PolyOne’s GlasArmor continuous glass-fiber composite panels to create its custom Ballisti-Wall and Ballisti-Cover ballistic-resistant solutions.</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/ballistic-resistant-continuous-glass-fiber-composites-panels-protect-power-grid" 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/32588-media-use-southern-states.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="55" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The two products protect and camouflage utility substations and other critical facilities and equipment to mitigate physical attacks. Southern States saw an opportunity to provide a unique solution to its utility customers, who were under pressure to comply with new physical security mandates from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). To meet the FERC requirements, each utility company was required to perform a risk assessment of their systems, identify the most critical assets within the power grid, and then propose and implement a plan to protect them.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/ballistic-resistant-continuous-glass-fiber-composites-panels-protect-power-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Construction & Infrastructure Glass Fiber Sandwich Panels Mon, 30 May 2016 14:05:45 +0000 editor 49787 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Haydale and Flowtite Technology partner to develop GRP pipe products http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/haydale-and-flowtite-technology-partner-develop-grp-pipe-products <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The joint development agreement aims to develop pipeline solutions utilising advanced materials technology including Haydale functionalised graphene based thermosetting resin masterbatches. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Flowtite Technology AS is the wholly owned GRP Pipe technology and R&amp;D Centre of The Saudi Arabian Amiantit, a glass fibre reinforced plastic (“GRP”) pipe company which has to date delivered over 6 million metres of pipe across five continents. The company has annual revenues in excess of USD$700 million, and is a global supplier of water transport, sewer, irrigation and gas systems.<br /><br />A joint research programme is now underway between Haydale and Flowtite Technology, Amiantit’s R&amp;D headquarters based in Norway. </p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/haydale-and-flowtite-technology-partner-develop-grp-pipe-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Pipes & Tanks Glass Fiber Nano Reinforcements Mon, 30 May 2016 13:41:15 +0000 editor 49785 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Connova signs multi-million contract with Marenco Swisshelicopter http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/connova-signs-multi-million-contract-marenco-swisshelicopter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company has signed a long term multi-million contract with Marenco Swisshelicopter to supply composite parts, sub-assemblies and respective tooling for its full carbon fiber Helicopter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Connova is a European engineering and manufacturing Company for high-tech Composite Solutions and has production sites in Switzerland and Eastern Germany. The company is headquartered in Villmergen, Switzerland, is a supplier for lightweight composite solutions within the aerospace, automotive, industrial and medical segment. <br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/connova-signs-multi-million-contract-marenco-swisshelicopter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Mon, 30 May 2016 10:24:10 +0000 editor 49784 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS helmet http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/giro-aerohead-ultimate-mips-helmet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Giro Sport Design announces the release of a cycling helmet, the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS, that utilizes TeXtreme carbon fiber fabrics to create a lighter, stronger and more rigid outer shell.</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/giro-aerohead-ultimate-mips-helmet" 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/32574-giro-aerohead-ultimate-mips-reinforced-textreme-technologyaction.jpg" alt="Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS helmet" title="Giro Aerohead Ultimate MIPS helmet" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p><br />In 1985 Giro pioneered the aerodynamic helmet category with the original Advantage and now it redefines the category with the release of two new models – the Aerohead Ultimate MIPS and the Aerohead MIPS – their fastest trial helmets.<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/oxeon-textreme">OXEON - TEXTREME</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/giro-aerohead-ultimate-mips-helmet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Sports & Leisure Carbon Fiber Mon, 30 May 2016 09:44:47 +0000 editor 49783 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A 3D-printed thermoplastic mold withstood testing in an industrial autoclave http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3d-printed-thermoplastic-mold-withstood-testing-industrial-autoclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>A test of 3D-printed thermoplastic molds demonstrates the potential of additive manufacturing in the tooling industry.</span></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/3d-printed-thermoplastic-mold-withstood-testing-industrial-autoclave" 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/32568-img.jpeg" alt="A 3D-printed thermoplastic mold withstood testing in an industrial autoclave " title="A 3D-printed thermoplastic mold withstood testing in an industrial autoclave " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility collaborated with a team of industry partners to 3D-print and machine several large molds and test them in one of Boeing’s industrial autoclaves.<br /><br />The thermoplastic molds survived the high-temperature, high-pressure conditions in the autoclave, which is used to cure aerospace-grade composite parts.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/3d-printed-thermoplastic-mold-withstood-testing-industrial-autoclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Other sectors Other Processing Method Mon, 30 May 2016 07:00:00 +0000 editor 49765 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A laser treatment to help adhesive joining process http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/laser-treatment-help-adhesive-joining-process <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum for lightweight cars and other multi-material high-end products could become less expensive and the joints more robust because of a new method that harnesses a laser’s power and precision.</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/laser-treatment-help-adhesive-joining-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/32572-2016-p02616.jpg" alt="A laser treatment to help adhesive joining process" title="A laser treatment to help adhesive joining process" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The process, developed by a team led by Adrian Sabau of the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, would replace the practice of preparing the surface of the materials by hand using abrasive pads, grit blasting and environmentally harmful solvents. Using a laser to remove layers of material from surfaces prior to bonding improves the performance of the joints and provides a path toward automation for high-volume use.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/laser-treatment-help-adhesive-joining-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Automotive Other sectors Other Processing Method Carbon Fiber Fri, 27 May 2016 15:12:33 +0000 editor 49774 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Oxford Advanced Surfaces win grant to conduct rescued carbon fibre study http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/oxford-advanced-surfaces-win-grant-conduct-rescued-carbon-fibre-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS), a specialist surface modification and advanced materials company, has been awarded a £233,000 grant by Innovate UK to develop new surface treatments that can be used to create new lightweight composites from rescued carbon fibre.</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/oxford-advanced-surfaces-win-grant-conduct-rescued-carbon-fibre-study" 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/32570-oxford-advanced-surfaces-14.jpg" alt="Oxford Advanced Surfaces win grant to conduct rescued carbon fibre study" title="Oxford Advanced Surfaces win grant to conduct rescued carbon fibre study" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The grant supports the Integrated Delivery Programme 12 (IDP12) initiative and OAS has won backing in the ‘light weighting’ category that supports feasibility studies into how the weight of vehicles – and therefore CO2 emissions – can be appreciably reduced.<br /><br />Scientists at OAS have started working in collaboration with The University of Manchester, a centre that has extensive skills in composite processing and testing, to deliver its Innovate UK-backed feasibility study.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/oxford-advanced-surfaces-win-grant-conduct-rescued-carbon-fibre-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Innovations Automotive Carbon Fiber Fri, 27 May 2016 14:54:13 +0000 editor 49773 at http://www.jeccomposites.com