The company uses glass fiber or carbon fiber reinforced PEEK to injection mold compression valve plates while unfilled KetaSpire PEEK is used in Hoerbiger proprietary formulations to compression mold wear-resistant rings and packings.
The company ABB in Lyon has recently started to use the polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Ultradur B4450 G5 from BASF for its DC contactors. The 25 % glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastic is based on a special flame retardant system.
Rolls-Royce confirmed that it has entered into a Strategic Framework Agreement with Mubadala Aerospace, Communications Technology and Defense Services (ACTDS) to establish the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a key member of Rolls-Royce's global network for maintenance and manufacturing activities.
VA One is used by manufacturers to predict and resolve potential noise and vibration problems up front in their development process, so they can deliver more competitive products and comply with tougher noise regulations.
The machining of composite materials requires specific tools and know-how. It is due to the intrinsic physical properties of the materials but also to the many aluminium, titanium or steel inserts and rivets a final part can include. Here is a compilation of the recent announcements and more technical articles about this really interesting topic.