News http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news JEC Composites - news feeds en Airbus will locate an engineering center on WSU's Innovation Campus http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/airbus-will-locate-engineering-center-wsus-innovation-campus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>WSU, through its Wichita State Innovation Alliance Inc., signs letters of intent with Airbus Americas to locate the company's Wichita engineering center in a new building on the university's Innovation Campus.</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/airbus-will-locate-engineering-center-wsus-innovation-campus" 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/28657-airbuspb1560.jpg" alt="Airbus will locate an engineering center on WSU&amp;#039;s Innovation Campus" title="Airbus will locate an engineering center on WSU&amp;#039;s Innovation Campus" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="43" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Airbus will move from its current location in downtown Wichita, bringing around 400 employees to campus and many opportunities for applied learning in aerospace engineering.<br /><br />“Airbus’ presence on campus will allow them quick and easy access to our research and testing labs, faculty expertise and student employees,” said John Tomblin, vice president for research and technology transfer.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/airbus-will-locate-engineering-center-wsus-innovation-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:16:53 +0000 editor 35490 at http://www.jeccomposites.com NASA installs Lewco composite curing oven http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nasa-installs-lewco-composite-curing-oven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>NASA’s Kennedy Space Center installed a Lewco industrial oven, which researchers will use in their R&amp;D laboratory to cure various vacuum bagged composite 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/nasa-installs-lewco-composite-curing-oven" 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/28656-nasa-front-cropped330x355.jpg" alt="NASA installs Lewco composite curing oven" title="NASA installs Lewco composite curing oven" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="80" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The Ohio-based, ISO 9001:2008 certified company, was selected for this project due to their ability to meet the strict specifications for government and aerospace performance requirements.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/nasa-installs-lewco-composite-curing-oven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Other Equipment Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:55 +0000 editor 35489 at http://www.jeccomposites.com A carbon fiber driveshaft for vehicles with up to 500 HP/lb*ft http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fiber-driveshaft-vehicles-500-hplbft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available for GM and Ford applications, these driveshafts are lighter, stiffer, stronger and safer than aluminum and steel driveshafts.</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/carbon-fiber-driveshaft-vehicles-500-hplbft" 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/28651-carbon-fiber-driveshaft-technology.png" alt="A carbon fiber driveshaft for vehicles with up to 500 HP/lb*ft" title="A carbon fiber driveshaft for vehicles with up to 500 HP/lb*ft" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="23" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>To launch the series, QA1 is offering performance driveshafts that have a lightweight design tailored specifically for vehicles with up to 500 horsepower/500 pound-foot of torque. They are offered in a 3.2” diameter with a variety of lengths and slip yoke options to fit the most popular Ford and GM applications. Driveshafts for higher-horsepower vehicles are currently in development and will be available later this year. Because every vehicle is different based on driveline, engine and other upgrades, QA1 also offers custom driveshafts to meet individual specifications.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/carbon-fiber-driveshaft-vehicles-500-hplbft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Automotive Carbon Fiber Nano Reinforcements Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:36:43 +0000 editor 35479 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Element drives sustained growth ambitions through senior leadership appointment http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/element-drives-sustained-growth-ambitions-through-senior-leadership-appointment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Element Materials Technology has appointed John R. Nelson as its new Executive Vice President (EVP), Transportation &amp; Industrials, supporting the company’s sustained, ambitious growth strategy within the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>John joins Element with an exceptionally strong Testing sector reputation in operational excellence and continual improvement. His 17-year track record in driving organizational growth and strong financial performance comes as a result of highly successful leadership positions held at Bureau Veritas Inspectorate and quality management background with Intertek.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/element-drives-sustained-growth-ambitions-through-senior-leadership-appointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Aeronautics & Aerospace Automotive Mass Transportation Other sectors Thermosetting Resins Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:27:40 +0000 editor 35467 at http://www.jeccomposites.com UK supply chain works to meet high-volume, low-cost production demands http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/uk-supply-chain-works-meet-high-volume-low-cost-production-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Composites Innovation Cluster (CiC), which is funded by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI), is inviting delegates from the composites sector and associated industries to meet its project partners at the next Programme Steering Group meeting.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The event will take place on 29<sup>th</sup> April in the Warwick Manufacturing Group’s (WMG) International Digital Laboratory. The CiC programme of projects was designed to address some of the challenges facing the UK composites industry in the high-volume, low-cost manufacturing sector.  This is of particular relevance to the automotive industry but cross-cuts across all sectors. The 15 projects focus on development of materials, knowledge, automation and processes to support growth of the UK supply chain to enable UK OEMs to onshore their requirements.<br /></p></div><p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/uk-supply-chain-works-meet-high-volume-low-cost-production-demands" 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 Thermoplastic Resins Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:19:39 +0000 editor 35466 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Fokker and NLR open high-tech ‘Pilot Plant’ for composite components http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/fokker-and-nlr-open-high-tech-pilot-plant-composite-components <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The plant, located in Marknesse (Netherlands) will produce composite landing gear components while also developing new manufacturing techniques for high performance composites.</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/fokker-and-nlr-open-high-tech-pilot-plant-composite-components" 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/28647-pilot-plant-composites.jpg" alt="Fokker and NLR open high-tech ‘Pilot Plant’ for composite components" title="Fokker and NLR open high-tech ‘Pilot Plant’ for composite components" class="imagecache imagecache-news-square-image-view-list" width="74" height="42" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>Other high-tech companies that develop composites can also use the facility for testing their materials and automating production processes. Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink, CEO of FME and initiator of Smart Industry, will officially open the Pilot Plant.<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/national-aerospace-laboratory-nlr">NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORY NLR</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/network/directory/fokker-aerostructures-bv">FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES BV</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/fokker-and-nlr-open-high-tech-pilot-plant-composite-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Applications Innovations Aeronautics & Aerospace Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:40:29 +0000 editor 35454 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Magnum Venus Products announces ownership restructuring http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/magnum-venus-products-announces-ownership-restructuring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The manufacturer of composite application equipment announces that it has restructured the company’s ownership as it pursues new vision in expanding the company by diversifying product offerings in existing and new markets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>The company has redeemed shares held by Tom Hedger and he will be stepping out of his role as CEO.<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/magnum-venus-plastech">MAGNUM VENUS PLASTECH</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/magnum-venus-products-announces-ownership-restructuring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:40:46 +0000 editor 35451 at http://www.jeccomposites.com Evonik to invest over €4 billion in research and development http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/evonik-invest-over-4-billion-research-and-development <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The company plans to invest over €4 billion in R&amp;D over the next decade. Its R&amp;D spending increased by 5 percent in 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-field-body"><p>"Innovations are a key element of our growth strategy," noted Klaus Engel, the Chairman of the Executive Board, at R&amp;D press conference in Wesseling. Evonik plans to invest over €4 billion in R&amp;D over the next decade. Engel referred to innovations as the ‘elixir of life’ for the specialty chemicals industry: "Innovations open up new business areas and strengthen our leading market and technology positions." In fiscal year 2014, Evonik's R&amp;D spending amounted to €413 million, an increase of 5 percent over the previous year (€394 million).</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/evonik-industries-ag">EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.jeccomposites.com/news/composites-news/evonik-invest-over-4-billion-research-and-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Innovations Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:14:12 +0000 editor 35450 at http://www.jeccomposites.com