News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Revolution Composites achieves ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certification http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/revolution-composites-achieves-iso-90012008-and-as9100c-certification <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company announces that it has been assessed and approved by National Quality Assurance, U.S.A. for ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. C certification.  </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Revolution Composites specializes in the braiding and molding (RTM, VARTM) of carbon, glass, aramid, and ceramic fibers for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries. Revolution Composites is a supplier of production flight hardware and development services to multiple OEM’s and Tier 1 / 2 suppliers such as Northrop Grumman (NGAS), and an approved supplier to GE Aviation and Raytheon.<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/revolution-composites">REVOLUTION COMPOSITES</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/revolution-composites-achieves-iso-90012008-and-as9100c-certification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:06:31 +0000 editor 30750 at http://www.jeccomposites.com US Department of the Interior auctions 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/us-department-interior-auctions-80000-acres-offshore-maryland-wind-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the nation’s third competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, which offered nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for potential wind energy development. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The provisional winner of lease sale is US Wind Inc. When fully built, this wind energy area could generate enough energy to power about 300,000 homes.<br /><br />BOEM auctioned the Maryland Wind Energy Area as two leases, referred to as the North Lease Area (32,737 acres) and the South Lease Area (46,970 acres). US Wind submitted the provisionally winning bid for both lease areas.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/us-department-interior-auctions-80000-acres-offshore-maryland-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Wind Energy Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:50:17 +0000 editor 30747 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A composite propeller on a merchant vessel http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-propeller-merchant-vessel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller announced the installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK by Marugame-based Koa industry Co., Ltd. in May 2014. The CFRP propeller installed on the vessel was developed and produced by Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd. with support from ClassNK, which granted approval for the design and manufacturing process of the CFRP propeller, as well as provided research and funding support for the project as part of the ClassNK Joint R&amp;D for Industry Program.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/composite-propeller-merchant-vessel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Marine Carbon Fiber Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:30:46 +0000 editor 30744 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A European initiative on NDT standardisation of composites for energy applications http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/european-initiative-ndt-standardisation-composites-energy-applications <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>NPL (UK), BAM (Germany), PTB (Germany), CMI (Czech) and CEA (France) are collaborating on a 3 year European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) project on the development, validation and, ultimately, standardisation of non-destructive inspection techniques for polymer composite materials in energy applications (Project ENG57 - VITCEA).  Its coordinators want to gather the maximum of industrial experiences to finely set the targeted solutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The techniques to be studied are:<br />• Phased array ultrasonics;<br />• Air coupled ultrasonics;<br />• Active thermography;<br />• Shearography;<br />• Microwave.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/european-initiative-ndt-standardisation-composites-energy-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Worldwide Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Pipes & Tanks Wind Energy Other sectors Hand Lay-Up Infusion RTM Autoclave Compression Moulding Filament Winding Pultrusion Fiber Placement Other Processing Method Other Equipment Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:04:00 +0000 editor 30739 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Rolo bikes creates road bike frame using HyperWorks http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/rolo-bikes-creates-road-bike-frame-using-hyperworks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Altair announced that Rolo Bikes, a European manufacturer of road bikes, has used its computer-aided engineering (CAE) HyperWorks Suite to design, optimize, and develop its last bike.</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/rolo-bikes-creates-road-bike-frame-using-hyperworks" 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/26486-rolobikes1.jpg" alt="Rolo bikes creates road bike frame using HyperWorks " title="Rolo bikes creates road bike frame using HyperWorks " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="49" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>In addition to the use of HyperWorks, Rolo Bikes’ engineers were supported by Altair ProductDesign, Altair's engineering services division, in the design, optimization, and the virtual testing process of the bike. The objectives of the project were firstly to optimize the frame to achieve performance for weight, stiffness and comfort; and secondly to develop an efficient virtual testing process to analyze the performance of future bike frames both from Rolo and other partner companies.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/rolo-bikes-creates-road-bike-frame-using-hyperworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Applications Innovations Sports & Leisure Hand Lay-Up Carbon Fiber Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:54:14 +0000 editor 30721 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Milliken acquires Pipe Wrap http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/milliken-acquires-pipe-wrap <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Acquisition expands Milliken’s fiber-reinforced polymer business, helps serve the growing oil and gas infrastructure repair market.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The company announced the acquisition of the assets of Pipe Wrap, Inc., by its subsidiary Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC. Pipe Wrap is one of the leaders in the design and construction of composite materials for pipe repairs, providing custom solutions for structural reinforcement, leak repair, and corrosion prevention.<br /><br />The acquisition is the latest in the expansion of the company’s fiber-reinforced polymer business, serving both steel and concrete structures. <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/milliken-companie">MILLIKEN &amp; COMPANIE</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/milliken-acquires-pipe-wrap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Construction & Infrastructure Pipes & Tanks Other sectors Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:06:24 +0000 editor 30717 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Twice as light - Two RTM units for Dresden Technical University http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/twice-light-two-rtm-units-dresden-technical-university <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To extend its development and service options the Institute for Lightweight Construction and Plastics Technology (ILK) at the TU Dresden has recently commissioned two high-pressure resin transfer molding (HD-RTM) dosing units from Frimo.</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/twice-light-two-rtm-units-dresden-technical-university" 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/26480-handshaketu-dresdenb-d9196a4d.jpg" alt="Twice as light - Two RTM units for Dresden Technical University" title="Twice as light - Two RTM units for Dresden Technical University" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="54" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The design of these machines was matched exactly to the customer's requirements. Advantages: With its wide product portfolio for mixing and dosing systems, Frimo can respond flexibly to individual demands.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/twice-light-two-rtm-units-dresden-technical-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Construction & Infrastructure Marine Mass Transportation Pipes & Tanks Sports & Leisure Wind Energy Other sectors RTM Thermosetting Resins Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 30680 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Battenfeld-cincinnati China with customized machine solutions on a course of growth http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/battenfeld-cincinnati-china-customized-machine-solutions-course-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>25 extruders on order for the new plant of a major pipe manufacturer in China.</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/battenfeld-cincinnati-china-customized-machine-solutions-course-growth" 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/26481-cincinnati.jpg" alt="Battenfeld-cincinnati China with customized machine solutions on a course of growth " title="Battenfeld-cincinnati China with customized machine solutions on a course of growth " class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="81" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p style="text-align: justify;">A special highlight in connection with this large-scale order from the leading pipe manufacturer are the helix VSI-T pipe dies from battenfeld-cincinnati. The efficient EAC (Efficient Air Cooling) internal pipe cooling system ensures high product quality with a simultaneous reduction in the line’s overall length, and enables the pipes to be produced within a narrow dimensional tolerance window. Of the 25 pipe extrusion lines ordered, 14 are be equipped with the highly efficient dies to manufacture HDPE pipes with diameters ranging from 125 to 1,600 mm.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/battenfeld-cincinnati-china-customized-machine-solutions-course-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Asia-Pacific insight Other sectors Thermoplastic Resins Robots & Automation Other Equipment Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 editor 30694 at http://www.jeccomposites.com